If we want to lose weight we have to eat less and most importantly we need to eat foods that are high in nutrients, but lower in calories. And it really helps if they taste great. It’s also what makes smoothies the perfect “food” to help you eat healthier and lose a few pounds. Let’s take a look at how they can help us reach our nutritional goals.
Smoothies Are Packed With Nutrients
You can pack a lot of nutrients in your smoothies by adding things like fresh or frozen berries, various other fruits and of course plenty of dark leafy greens. Use coconut water instead of plain water to get the consistency you like while adding a lot of minerals and electrolytes to your smoothies.
Smoothies Can Be Very Low In Calories But Very Filling
Use a lot of leafy greens including spinach, kale, and chard for a smoothie that’s low in calories, but high in fiber. Cucumbers, peppers, and even tomatoes are also great green smoothie additions that will fill you up without much added sugar. Use fruit sparingly and stick to low sugar varieties like berries for best results.
Smoothies Are Versatile And You Can Add Foods To Fill Nutritional Holes
One of the beautiful things about making smoothies is that you can add whatever you like to them. If you know your other meals for the day are low in protein, add a scoop of protein powder to your meal. If you’re lacking in healthy fats, use half an avocado and some flax seed meal in your smoothies. Mix and match ingredients to fill any nutritional holes you may have and always be sure to add plenty of greens and a serving or two of fruit.
Smoothies – Quick And Easy
Making a smoothie is about as easy as it gets. Pick your ingredients, measure as needed, and put it in the blender. Blend and pour and you’re ready to go. Even clean-up is a snap with nothing more than a quick rinse, then blending a bit of hot water and soap to clean out the smoothie maker. The only dishes left to clean are the glass you poured your smoothie in and possibly the knife you used to chop up your produce.
Most Importantly, Smoothies Taste Great!
Smoothies generally taste great, so you won’t have to force yourself to consume them. Experiment and find those that really appeal to you. Remember, not everyone has the same tastes.
Smoothies will make a delicious and nutritious addition to your healthy diet and help with your weight if you are careful with ingredients such as sugar, and with so much fruit you should not need it.