Smoothies are not only delicious, they can be a healthy part of your bodybuilding plan. Find out how to make these tasty smoothies that will provide the good nutrition you need to succeed in the gym.
Delicious and Filling Smoothies
Drinking smoothies is a great way to help you with your weight loss efforts. They are easy to make, they are filling and you can use a variety of ingredients so that you will always have a delicious drink.
Smoothies are great to use as a filling and healthy replacement for some of your meals. Listed below are some healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss.
Lean Green Smoothie
This smoothie is made with kale, wheatgrass, and fruit. It contains 400 calories, 45 grams of carbohydrates and 26 grams of protein.
- 1 scoop protein powder1 cup of kale
- chopped 1/2 avocado
- a small banana cup pineapple
- 3 strawberries
- Small handful of wheatgrass
- 1/4 cup raw oatmeal 1/2celery stalk
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and add ice and water to achieve desired thickness.
Chock Full of Berries Smoothie
This smoothie contains a mixture of different berries. It has 250 calories per serving, 26 grams of protein and 32 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 container Greek yogurt (strawberry or blueberry or a mixture if you can find it)
Easy…just blend all the ingredients and drink up!
Get a taste of pumpkin pie in a smoothie. It contains 146 calories, 50 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of protein per serving. It will give you a great boost in the morning.
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2 cup banana
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of the following: ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon (for garnish)
Blend all the ingredients together on high speed. After it’s blended to your liking, pour in a glass and garnish with cinnamon.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
If you like carrot cake, you’ll love this smoothie. It has 29 grams of protein, 38 grams of carbohydrates and only 295 calories per serving.
- 1 scoop vanilla flavored powdered protein
- 1/4 cup raw oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons low-calorie cream cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of raisin
- 2 tablespoon low-calorie syrup
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2cup shredded carrots
- Crushed ice
Add all the ingredients listed above to the blender along with crushed ice. Continue to add ice until you achieve the desired consistency and enjoy this hearty, healthy smoothie.
This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It has 250 calories, 21 grams of carbohydrates and 26 grams of protein per serving.
- 1 scoop powdered protein
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 banana1 teaspoon of Stevia
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
As with the other smoothie recipes, you just need to add the ingredients to your blender and you’re done.
Make Your Own Smoothie
Smoothies are very easy to make. If you want to create your own concoction, you just need to know the best ingredients to add to make it tasty and healthy.
Some ingredients to consider when creating your own smoothie are avocados, berries, and chia seeds. Avocados provide you with healthy fats, a moderate amount of carbs and are high in vitamin C, B-6 and magnesium.
Berries are useful to add sweetness to your smoothie. They are also very high in vitamin C and fiber. Chia seeds are antioxidant powerhouses. They are high in protein, calcium, fiber, iron, and magnesium. These seeds will help fill you up so you can fight hunger pangs while dieting.
Other ingredients to consider adding to your smoothie are coconut oil, Greek yogurt, peanut butter and spices. Coconut oil has medium chain triglycerides, which are very useful for weight loss.
The body tends to use the fats in coconut oil as energy instead of storing them. Greek yogurt is another smoothie ingredient due to its high protein content.
It also contains a lot of calcium and small amounts of iron and magnesium. Peanut butter is great to help you feel satisfied and it also provides you with protein, magnesium, vitamin B-6, and iron. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are great additions to your smoothie to give them added flavor.
Lose Weight Easily
Losing weight will be less painful if you incorporate smoothies into your diet. You can have healthy smoothies that taste like pumpkin pie, carrot cake or delicious fruit smoothies. You can also make your own if you want to create unique tastes.