I am always looking for some new Smoothie recipes to try. Here are a few that sound really good.
Tired of working out day after day and still not seeing the weight come off? Believe it or not, that excess weight may relate to the foods that you eat. Though you know that eating fewer calories can help you lose weight, you might not know that eating the right foods can help the fat practically melt off your body. As long as you have a blender nearby and enough time to toss a few ingredients into that blender every day, you can slim down and keep the weight off.
Papaya and Peach Smoothie
Papayas and peaches have a similar flavor profile and texture, and both of those fruits taste great when combined into a slightly tropical smoothie. Mix one cup of frozen peaches, one cup of frozen papayas, one small apple and ½ cup of pineapple juice in your blender. Make sure you remove the skin and seeds or pit from all the fruits first. You can also add a little mint, ginger or sugar to the blender. Add one tablespoon ground flaxseed or Chia seeds to get even more benefits out of this morning drink.
Berry Berry Smoothie
Studies found that berries can reduce bloating and help women lose weight too, and this recipe is a great way to increase your daily intake of berries. Combine ¼ cup each of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in your blender. Add ½ cup of nonfat Greek yogurt and just enough skim milk to smooth out the ingredients. If your berries aren’t as ripe as you would like, add a dash of sugar or honey. You can also replace the berries with any of your favorite berries, including blackberries, for a new flavor profile.
Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Smoothie
After a hard workout, you might feel tempted to treat yourself to a candy bar or a few pieces of chocolate. This smoothie taste just as great as those snacks but has a fraction of the calories. As one of the top Vitamix recipes, this smoothie calls for one cup low fat chocolate milk, one frozen banana, three tablespoons peanut butter and ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt. Place all the ingredients in your blender and mix until smooth. Smoothies fill your stomach, give you more energy and help you burn more calories. Find even more smoothie recipes for weight loss at websites like Blender Babes.