Observe These 5 Guidelines for Weight-Loss Smoothies

Would you use it if someone had the power to improve your life with a simple push of a Button? It’s true! These tips will show you how to create a smoothie that burns fat. We know that guidelines can be a harsh way to describe it, but we want to emphasize how important it is to be deliberate when creating your smoothie. There are 7 Ways Smoothies Can Make You Gain Weight.

This “guideline” will make sure that your smoothies don’t contain sugar, which can spike your blood sugar levels and then plummet them again, making you feel hungry soon after drinking. You should aim to create a smoothie with healthy fats, fiber and protein, low calories, and no added sugar. We’ve provided you with some tips to ensure that you are checking all of these boxes. These tips will help you create a smoothie that is more beneficial to your weight loss goals, rather than hindering them. For more information, don’t miss What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Smoothies Every Day.


Start with a Nut Milk Unsweetened
Create a better smoothie base by using nut milk, which is free of added sugars, GMOs and preservatives. You can start by reading our information on Milk Alternatives 101: Your Guide to Each Dairy Free Milk Substitute. By using nut milk instead of the usual 2-percent jug, you can avoid lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in dairy milk and may cause uncomfortable bloating. Almond milk and cashew are both vegan and packed with body-loving nutrients like vitamin E, selenium and magnesium. They also contain potassium, zinc and iron. These milk alternatives are great for weight loss because they contain less sugar than milk or juice and have fewer calories.

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Add Protein Powder
Once you have chosen your milk, don’t forget to add a couple of scoops of unsweetened powder to round out your shake. This will give it more satiating power. According to a study published in the Journal Weight problems, adding protein to shakes can help boost your hormones that fight hunger and promote satiety. Plant-based powders that contain a blend of hemp, peas, rice, natural soybeans, or sprouts are better than single-plant blends because they provide more amino acids, the building blocks of protein, which help your body build and maintain lean muscle tissue that burns fat. Aim to include 20 grams of proteins in your shake. According to a study published in the Urge for Food journal, shakes with 20 grams of protein reduced hunger by 50-65% compared to shakes without protein.


Sneak in Some Veggies
When you think of smoothies, what do you usually picture? Fruit, right? You’re not mixing up only fruits and vegetables. Weight loss smoothies can also be a great way to consume your daily beneficial greens. Currently, the average American is not consuming enough greens to meet USDA guidelines: 1.5-2.5 cups of greens per day. Vitamins’ study found that increased vegetable consumption was associated with weight loss and a lower risk of weight gain. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are our favourite smoothie vegetables. These are rich in micronutrients like vitamin Okay and will also add fiber to your diet.


Discover Your Favorite Fats
You can also add healthy fats to your smoothies in order to lose weight. Healthy fats promote feelings of satiation and help your body absorb many of the fat-soluble vitamins in fruits and vegetables. We love adding a quarter of an avocado, one teaspoon of coconut oil or a tablespoon peanut butter.


Increase your fiber consumption
Did you know that 95% Americans do not consume enough fiber? Add fiber-rich foods to your smoothie to increase your fiber intake to the recommended 28 grams per day. (Right now, most Americans only consume 16 grams). You can add any of these 43 Best Foods for Fiber to your smoothie, but we’d like to highlight the power of seeds. You can add flaxseeds and chia seeds to smoothies without even tasting them. Why bother with fiber if we don’t consume enough? You should be able to lose some weight! Journal of Vitamins research found that increasing fiber intake by just 4 grams per day can result in a weight loss of 3 1/4 pounds over six months.