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12 Secretly Delicious Smoothies to Lose Belly Fat as Early As 3 Weeks!

Trying to lose weight quickly? Adjusting your diet could be the most effective way to lose weight in a speedy manner. However, most people fail at dieting after a week because the reduced food consumption leaves you feeling hungry and deprived and hence ends with you binging and overeating to makeup for it. So the question arises, how can we reduce our calorie intake effectively without feeling hungry or deprived? Here’s the answer –

SMOOTHIES!

So why are smoothies so perfect for weight loss, you ask? Firstly, that’s because smoothies have way fewer calories than your average meal but they’re so filling that they don’t let you feel hungry. Being high in volume, they take up a lot of space in your stomach, effectively curbing your food cravings during dieting. Secondly, smoothies are the ultimate convenient diet food as they don’t require you to put in any extensive time or energy into making them. You simply need to throw the ingredients into a blender and press a button and they’re also easy to carry with you. Lastly, while making smoothies, the blades of your blender cuts through the cell walls of all those veggies and fruits, making their nutrients — like protein, fiber, and healthy essential oils — easier for your body to absorb. Also the higher the fiber content, the fuller you feel, so you can eat less and still feel just as satisfied.

The 4 important things that your smoothie combos should have in them are –

  • A liquid base  – 1% or non-fat milk, non-dairy milks like soy and Almond or flavoured water are all appropriate bases for your diet smoothie.
  • Lean protein – Proper protein is absolutely essential during dieting so that you lose fat instead of muscle. So silken tofu, plain nonfat yogurt, or unflavored protein powder are perfect to make your smoothie rich.
  • Healthy fats – Contrary to popular belief, all fats are not bad for weight loss and some healthy fats are a health requirement of the body as they give you energy, help your body absorb vitamins, and make your smoothie satisfying. So add two tablespoons of ingredients like avocado, nuts, or seeds in your smoothie, which contain healthy, that is, monounsaturated fats.
  • High-fiber carbs – Carbs give you the energy to keep going between two meals and refill your body’s energy reserves that you use up during dieting, thus protecting your body from muscle depletion and fibre makes your food filling. Most fruits would do the trick but blueberries and raspberries supply the most fiber with the least amount of sugar and for veggies, cucumber and spinach have the mildest, easy to conceal flavours that help make your smoothie both tasty and healthy.

Pro Tip – Increase the number of meals!

To lose weight within 3 weeks, consume 3 smoothies and 2 snacks a day as increasing the number of meals can effectively boost your metabolism to give your weight loss an extra natural push.

So, here are 12 smoothie recipes for you to pick from to lose belly fat within 3 weeks!

  • Tropical Morning Smoothie

Nutrition: 327 calories, 18g protein, 55g carbohydrate, 7g fat (1.4g saturated), 9g fiber, 94 mg sodium

Recipe:

  • 6 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

 

  • Skinny Protein Oreo Milkshake

Nutrition: 211 calories, 3.3 g fat, 0.9 g sat fat, 24 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 19 grams sugar, 19 grams protein

Recipe:

  • 250 grams fat-free cottage cheese (low sodium!)
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3 oreo cookies
  • 1 teaspoon truvia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

  • Sweet Spinach Smoothie

Nutrition: 316 calories, 21g protein, 52g carbohydrate, 6g fat (0.9g saturated), 9g fiber, 115 mg sodium

Recipe:

  • 6 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 15 green or red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

 

  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Shake

Nutrition: 153 calories, 3.2 g fat, 0.9 g sat fat, 20 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 9 grams sugar, 13 grams protein (calculated with unsweetened almond milk)

Recipe:

  • 1 large banana, frozen
  • 2-3 large ice cubes
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 scoop Designer Whey Gourmet Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • optional 1 tablespoon dark/vegan chocolate chips
  • toppings: homemade whipping cream, vegan whipped topping, or Greek yogurt

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  • Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

Nutrition: 132 calories, 0.9 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 25 g carbs, 3.2 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 5.2 g protein

Recipe:

  • 1 cup chilled Seattle’s Best brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 bananas, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 6 ice cubes

 

  • Grape and Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Nutrition: 320 calories, 9 g fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 6.5 g fiber, 37 g sugar, 9 g protein

Recipe:

  • 1 egg beaten, scrambled, and cooled
  • 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen red grapes
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 ground cinnamon

 

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

Nutrition: 346 calories, 19.2 g fat (4.2 g sat fat), 7.8 g fiber, 19.9 g sugar, 11.1 g protein

Recipe:

  • 2 large overripe bananas , peeled, sliced and frozen*
  • 1 cup original almond milk (or more to thin as desired)
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

  • Raw Chocolate Smoothie

Nutrition: 437 calories, 19.5 g fat (4.4 g sat fat), 11g fiber, 34.7 g sugar, 12.4 g protein

Recipe:

  • 1 egg beaten, scrambled, and cooled
  • 1 ripe banana peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen red grapes
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 ground cinnamon

 

  • Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

Nutrition: 585 calories, 37.8 g fat (4.1 g sat fat), 7.0 g fiber, 26.6 g sugar, 18.6 g protein

Recipe:

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3 dates, pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup ice, or as needed

 

  • Berry Oat Smoothie

Nutrition: 280 calories, 4.9 g fat (2.3 g sat fat), 3.3 g fiber, 35.9 g sugar, 10.6 g protein

Recipe:

  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk (more as needed)
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 3 tablespoons honey (or to taste)
  • ⅓ cup vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup ice

 

  • Peach & Oat Breakfast Smoothie

Nutrition: 263 calories, 3 g fat, 6 g fiber, 26 g sugars, 11 g protein

Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced , frozen peaches
  • 1 cup almond coconut milk blend or original almond milk
  • 1 (5.3 oz) Greek yogurt – mango, peach, strawberry or coconut
  • 1 very ripe banana , peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned or quick, either are fine)
  • 1/2 cup cold water

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  • Green Monster

Nutrition: 271 calories, 6 g fat, 40 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 15 g protein

Recipe:

  • ¼ cup no-sugar-added apple juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • ½ Bosc pear, chopped
  • ½ cup baby spinach, loosely packed
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ ripe avocado

 

out additional add-ins)

Recipe:

  • 4 clementines, preferably chilled
  • ½ cup ice
  • ¼ cup yogurt or almond milk (plain or vanilla flavors work)
  • Tiny dash sea salt

Reducing delicious smoothie recipes, drink away!

About the Author:

Jessica, a registered dietitian at Med-Dent, a wellness guru that loves to read, research and write. A fitness freak who believes in healthy living and doesn’t like to miss her yoga. When not reading she can be found relishing her favorite foods. Follow her on her blog https://optinghealth.com

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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