Super Low Calorie Smoothies: 4 Recipes That Will Kill Your Fats

Super Low Calorie Smoothies: 4 Recipes That Will Kill Your Fats

Homemade low calorie smoothies are a convenient way to enjoy a nutritious snack or light meal when you are trying to lose weight. You may think that smoothies are fattening but healthy smoothie recipes can be made with less fat and fewer calories. When you make smoothies at home, you can choose the ingredients to add to your drink. Choosing the ingredients wisely will ensure that your smoothie will help you lose weight without depriving you of the nutrition you need.

Load Up on Fruits

Healthy smoothie recipes use different kinds of fruits that you enjoy. Fruit smoothies are healthy because they are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber. If your goal is weighting loss, the fiber in fruits will help you reach it. Fiber adds bulk so you will feel full longer. Besides, fiber helps cleansing and detoxifying your digestive system.

Don’t Forget the Veggies

Vegetables can be included in healthy smoothie recipes. Like fruits, vegetables are packed with nutrients and fiber but are low in calories. Add a handful of spinach leaves, romaine lettuce, cucumbers or carrots to your fruit smoothie. Your taste buds won’t notice the difference.

Use a Low-Fat Base

A DIY smoothie can have only as many calories as you want to put in it. For a healthy, low-calorie smoothie, use non-fat milk or yogurt for your base. You can also use unsweetened fruit juice, water, or green tea. For a thicker smoothie, add crushed ice or use frozen fruits.

Healthy Smoothies Recipes

The smoothie recipes below are low in fat and sugar. To make the smoothie, simply add the ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed to the desired consistency.

Strawberry-Papaya Smoothie

  • 3/4 cup papaya slices
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt, plain
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Mocha Smoothie

  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 to 2 tbsp sugar or honey
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup small ice cubes or crushed ice

Blueberry Lettuce Smoothie

  • 1 small head of lettuce
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries, fozen
  • 1/2 cup mango, frozen
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups water

Melon Lettuce Smoothie

  • 10 large leaves of romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cantaloupe slices
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp stevia (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed ice

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