Smoothies have been the popular choice of diet for many people who have started their fitness journey. When you look up ‘healthy smoothies,’ you’ll most likely see a ton of options for a ‘green smoothie,’ which is a great cleansing way to introduce greens into your diet. And while those are great, they won’t exactly be the best thing you ever had.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make a healthy smoothie taste delicious. Here are some tips for making a great healthy smoothie that tastes as good as it is healthy.
To make your own healthy smoothie, you will need to incorporate at least two of these three things: protein, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners.
Protein gives the body the right kind of energy to go through the day, which is why they make great meal replacements. Meanwhile, healthy fats support cell growth, protect organs, and keep your body warm. They are also a great source of energy.
For the ‘delicious’ part of the smoothie, you have to give yourself a pass and incorporate some sugar, otherwise, you won’t enjoy smoothies as much as you should. But leave refined sugar at the door. The better alternative is to use natural sweeteners, which is the sugar you get from fresh fruit. Yes, it is still sugar, but the fruit comes with plenty of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to build immunity.
Here are a couple of recipe ideas that use these base ingredients
Breakfast smoothies are a great way to start a day. This recipe here is an all-time favorite. Avocado, one of the best sources of healthy fat, has a creamy texture to it that will enhance the flavor. Strawberries are delicious, but they also contain one of the lowest grams of sugar in them, which is 0.6g in a pack of 12g. Adding almond milk will just add another layer of protein.
Here’s the Recipe for About 5 Servings:
Peanut butter and jelly are famous combinations that may take you back to childhood. This recipe calls for a combination of nut ingredients to fulfill the protein needs of the body while adding the sweetness of blueberries without the refined sugar of a conventional jam. And as an added option for flavor and to increase your protein intake, add some protein powder.
Here’s the Recipe for 2 Servings:
Blend these all together and enjoy!
Smoothies are a great option to fill in a whole meal when you’re on a weight loss journey. They give you just the right amount of calories, and they go down fast, making them a quick and convenient meal. Having multiple options will cut the monotony and make your diet a lot more interesting. You can even mix and match to form your own recipe. As long as you got the bases down, you’d be able to come up with them on your own.
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