Top 3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

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Smoothies are the perfect way to get those necessary fruits and vegetables into your diet. The fruit in all of these recipes provide all the sweetness needed; no sugar is added to assist with weight loss. One recipe includes soy milk and tofu for a protein boost while the other two are designed to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. These smoothies use healthy ingredients and no added sweeteners to give you excellent meal replacements that still provide all the nutrition you need. They’re also very filling, which helps you last until your next meal.

Cocoa Banana Soy Smoothie

This recipe is packed with protein and is the perfect way to get that bit of chocolate you’re craving without reaching for junk food. This smoothie is designed for breakfast and gives you plenty of energy to make it through your morning. Enjoy this delicious breakfast that really packs a nutritional punch.

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1/2 cup silken-variety tofu, 1/2 cup soymilk, 1 tbsp honey and 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Slice the banana and place in the freezer until firm, usually about 25 minutes. Blend the tofu, cocoa, soymilk and honey in a blender until completely smooth. Add the frozen banana slices while the motor is still running and puree.

This smoothie has 340 calories, 8g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 60g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 10g fiber, and 121mg sodium. It also contains 29% DV magnesium, 21% DV potassium, 20% DV iron and 15% DV of both Vitamin A and C.

Vegetable Smoothie

This smoothie combines fruits and vegetables to give you a healthy boost to your immune system. This recipe contains an entire cup of vegetables that blends perfectly with the apple to create a sweet, savory smoothie that makes the ideal snack.

Ingredients: 1 cup apple juice, 1 cup sweet sliced apple, 1/4 cup applesauce, 1/2 cup sliced carrots, 1/2 cup cucumber sliced and peeled, 2 cups ice and cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.

Blend all ingredients until smooth. You can add nutmeg or cinnamon to enhance the fragrance and taste. This smoothie is an excellent source of Vitamins C and A and makes a good source of fiber.

Raw Veggie Smoothie

If you want a smoothie that incorporates plenty of healthy, raw veggies this smoothie is just what you’re looking for. It’s an excellent source for most of your necessary daily minerals and vitamins, as well as calcium and fiber.

Ingredients: 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1-2 garlic cloves, 4 tbsp Picante salsa, 1/2 c raw hulled sunflower seeds, 1 cup broccoli, 1 quartered tomato, 1 slice onion, 1 cup kale or leafy green.

Add the lemon juice and salsa to the blender and add remaining ingredients slowly until smoothie is thick and smooth. This smoothie is an excellent source of calcium, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, thiamin, zinc, and Vitamins A, B12, B6, E and C.

There you have my top 3 healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss. If none of these take your fancy, then pick up a copy of Slim Smoothies for 130 healthy and energizing smoothie recipes without all the calories.

Plus, why not share your favorite smoothie recipes by leaving a comment below. I look forward to heating from you.

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