Smoothies are a good source of essential vitamins as well as minerals. Especially when you are on a diet plan or you are on a heavy work out, it is best to consume some refreshing homemade smoothies from your kitchen. This is to contribute to the fat breaking process in the body. These smoothies can be chosen depending upon fruits, veggies & nuts of your preferences. Below we can discuss some nutritious & easy recipes for weight loss smoothies in order to supplement your daily needs. Vegetables & fruits are a potential storehouse of nutrient elements.
Apple-Pumpkin –Walnut smoothie.
At first, let’s see the ingredients for serving per person. 1 big red apple, a small piece of pumpkin equivalent to apple, walnuts-8 to 10. This mixed smoothie is very refreshing & cools the body. It contains a lot of anti-oxidants & corrects the metabolic disturbances. This is best recommended after a heavy work out or when you are on a diet plan.
In this smoothie recipe, pumpkin has to be chopped as well as steamed before blending with other ingredients. This process facilitates quick digestion & imparts instant energy to the body. Now the diced pumpkin pieces are mixed with apple pieces, crushed walnuts in a blender. It is blended to a smooth paste. This smoothie can be consumed without added sugar or natural honey can be added for sweetness.
Low calorie, immune protective, good for eye health, cardio protective
Melon- Banana-Oats Smoothies
1 small melon or small piece, 1 banana & 2 tablespoon oats are the chosen ingredients. Melon is a super hydrating fruit. It is very nutritious as well as refreshing. Melon can be chosen according to your preference. It can be watermelon, honeydew cantaloupe melon. Either of these is mixed with banana (preferably small) & cooked oats. Oats can be used in raw form, but for more easy digestion as well as absorption, the cooked form is ideal. So blending these ingredients gives you another energizing smoothie drink.
Burns belly fat, rich in vitamin C, Reduce glucose levels in the blood, energize your body & mind.
The ingredients are 2 carrots peeled, 2 tablespoons of chopped mint, 5-6 pistachios. The carrot is a vegetable rich in Vitamin A, which is good for eye health. Cooked forms are used in various cuisines. But many of us tend to ignore carrot pieces. Especially kids mostly refuse to eat them. But there are different modifications we can make in our daily diet to include such vegetables in our food. One of such delicious & nutritious carrot smoothie is discussed here. For this recipe, peeled carrot, diced, mint leaves chopped, pistachios are blended into a smooth drink. This is rejuvenating, really fills your belly, control your cravings.
Rich in good fats, fiber, antioxidants, and a rich source of potassium, phosphorous, beta carotene.
2 passion fruit fully ripened, 10 almonds. Passion fruit is full of flavors & a good source of fiber. They are cheap & easily available even in our home garden. The aroma is extremely satisfying. Ripened fruits are chosen for this recipe. Only the fruit juice is taken, & almonds soaked in water are mixed. Now 3 tablespoons of thick fresh yogurt can be added to this. Next, it is smoothly blended into a paste. You can add more yogurt according to your choice. This is an amazing smoothie to have in your snack time.
Alpha carotene, vitamin b3, vitamin B6, improves thyroid function.
The ingredients are 2 tomatoes, half of a cucumber, 1 juicy lemon. This is a vegetable smoothie. It is very simple as well as tasty. It is a blend of many essential nutrients. Usually, the vegetables are less preferred for smoothies, because of the belief that they are less delicious than the fruits. But this is a wrong thought. There are many veggies that even excels fruits in taste as well as in matters of health.
One such recipe is introduced here. Here the tomato is steamed to cook & peel off the skin. Now this boiled tomato can be crushed with a fork to ease the blending process. Next, the cucumber should be peeled off the green skin & seeds are to be removed completely. Then it’s chopped into small pieces. Now both vegetables are mixed in a blender with 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Now it’s time to blend. Blend the mixture until all of them are transformed into a fine paste. For sweetness, you can add honey during serving. This is a wonderful drink to make your day.
It contains folate and Vitamin C. Low in calories, hydrates the body, and regulates body temperature.
If you don’t have any of the fruits or veggies to make a smoothie, this recipe is for you
Yogurt Splash/No fruit/No veggie
1 small piece ginger, 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves & half a cup of yogurt. Just blend for less than a minute. And your delicious smoothie is ready.