Top Slimming Weight Loss Smoothies

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Smoothies are a great way to lose weight and a convenient way to get the nutrients you need whilst on the go. They’re ideal for breakfast, lunch and are definitely recommended over snacking between meals. We’ve made sure these 5 smoothies are loaded with energizing fruits and MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) —the key ingredient that targets belly fat— and are not just milk shakes with the same calorie count as a Big Mac!


Blueberry and Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie (1 serving)

 INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of skimmed or soy milk
6 oz. (80 calories) vanilla yogurt
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 handful of ice or 1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. of flaxseed oil (MUFA)

METHOD:
Combine milk, yogurt, and fresh blueberries and ice (or frozen blueberries) in a blender for 1 minute. Transfer to a glass and stir in flaxseed oil.

NUTRITION:
Per serving: 443 cal, 63g carb, 57g sugar, 18g pro, 4g fiber, 221mg sodium, 14.5g fat, 1.5g sat fat.


Apple Smoothie (1 serving)

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup of skimmed or soy milk
6 oz. (80 calories) vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. apple pie spice
1 medium-sized apple, peeled and chopped
2 Tbsp. cashew butter (MUFA)
1 handful of ice

METHOD:
Combine ingredients in a blender for 1 minute. Transfer to a glass and eat with a spoon.

 NUTRITION:
Per serving: 482 cal, 71g carb, 57g sugar, 19g pro, 5g fiber, 300mg sodium, 16.5g fat, 3.5g sat fat.

 

Peach Smoothie (1 serving)

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup of skimmed or soy milk
1 cup of unsweetened frozen peaches
2 tsp. of cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA) 

METHOD:
Place milk and unsweetened, frozen peaches in blender for 1 minute. Transfer to glass and stir in flaxseed oil.

 NUTRITION:
Per serving: 213 cal, 26g carb, 22g sugar, 9g pro, 2g fiber, 103mg sodium, 9g fat, 1g sat fat.

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Orange-Lemon Smoothie (1 serving)

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup of skimmed or soy milk
6 oz. (80 calories) lemon yogurt
1 medium orange peeled, cleaned and sliced into sections
1 Tbsp. cashew butter (MUFA)
1 handful of ice 

METHOD:
Combine milk, yogurt, orange, and ice in a blender for 1 minute. Transfer to a glass and stir in flaxseed oil. 

 NUTRITION:
Per serving: 420 cal, 57g carb, 54g sugar, 18g pro, 3g fiber, 219mg sodium, 14g fat, 1.5g sat fat.


Mango Smoothie (1 serving)

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup of mango cubes
1/4 cup of mashed ripe avocado (MUFA)
1/2 cup of mango juice
1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp. sugar
6 ice cubes 
Tip: for extra protein, add 2 scoops of protein powder, such as Source Organic Whey Protein.

 METHOD:
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass. Garnish with sliced mango or strawberry, if desired, and enjoy.

 NUTRITION:
Per serving: 298 cal, 55g carb, 47g sugar, 5g pro, 5g fiber, 54mg sodium, 9g fat, 1.5g sat fat.

All these smoothies are delicious and of course you can Google your favorite fruit and find an appropriate and healthy smoothie recipe that will leave your taste buds begging for more!