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Best Weight Loss Smoothies to Get Fit for the Summer

weight loss smoothies

Summer’s here and it’s time to get that nasty fat and extra weight out of your system before hitting the beach. Still, shedding weight while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is not easy in a world dominated by junk food and starchy, greasy takeout grubs. Don’t despair, there’s a simple yet effective solution to help you get back on the sexy, slim track fast: weight loss smoothies.

For smoothie first-timers, we have several delicious smoothie recipes that will improve your metabolism, boost energy, keep your sweet tooth happy and eliminate extra kilograms and belly fat at the same time.

1. Creamy peanut butter and banana smoothie

peanut butter and banana smoothie

Creamy, tasty and highly nutritious, banana and peanut butter smoothie packs 366 calories per serving. With 18 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, 32 grams of sugar and 40 grams of carbohydrates, 151 milligrams of sodium and 16.5 grams of fat (3.5 grams saturated), this is a perfect drink that can serve as a light meal or breakfast substitute.

Ingredients:

  • Fat-free or low-fat milk, ½ cup
  • Low-fat or fat-free yoghurt, ½ cup
  • Ripe banana, ¼ piece
  • Natural, unsalted peanut butter, 2 tablespoons
  • Honey, 1 tablespoon
  • Ice cubes, 4 pieces

Mix ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or chilled.

2. Delicious blueberry and vanilla yoghurt smoothie

blueberry and vanilla yoghurt smoothie

With 443 calories and 18 grams of protein, 63 grams of carbohydrates, 57 grams of sugar, 4 grams of fiber, 14.5 grams of fat (1.5 g saturated) and 221 milligrams of sodium, blueberry and vanilla yoghurt smoothie is rich in vital minerals and vitamins and it will keep your tummy full for hours while burning accumulated belly fat.

Ingredients:

  • Skimmed or soy milk, 1 cup
  • Vanilla yoghurt, 6 ounces
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup
  • Flaxseed oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Ice, 4-5 cubes

Pour all ingredients except flaxseed oil in a blender and process until smooth. Once mixed, pour the concoction into a glass or cup and add flaxseed oil.

3. Tasty pineapple smoothie

pineapple smoothie

Refreshing, appetizing and great for your metabolism, pineapple smoothie has 271 calories and 9 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbohydrates and 29 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber, 14 grams of fat  (1.5 grams saturated) and 104 milligrams of sodium. An ideal morning drink, pineapple smoothie will satisfy your daily need for vitamin C and boost your mood at the start of a long day better than any cup of coffee out there.

Ingredients:

  • Skimmed milk, 1 cup
  • Canned pineapple bits and juice, 4 ounces
  • Cold-pressed flaxseed oil (preferably organic), 1 tablespoon
  • Ice cubes, 4-5 pieces

Pour milk, pineapple and ice in a blender. Process for a couple of minutes, then pour into a glass and add flaxseed oil.

4. Refreshing mango and avocado smoothie

mango and avocado smoothie

Packing 298 calories and 5 grams of protein, 55 grams of carbohydrates and 47 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, 54 milligrams of sodium and 9 grams of fat (1.5 grams saturated), the energizing mango and avocado smoothie will help burn accumulated fat and keep your vital nutrient intake in check.

Ingredients:

  • Mango cubes, ¼ cup
  • Mango juice, ½ cup
  • Ripe avocado (mashed), ¼ cup
  • Low-fat or fat-free vanilla yoghurt, ¼ cup
  • Fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar (optionally), 1-2 tablespoons
  • Ice, 6 cubes

Process ingredients in blender until creamy. For extra sweetness, add brown sugar after your taste (for even better slimming results, use natural sweeteners instead).

5. Appetizing peach smoothie

peach smoothie

With 9 grams of protein, 26 grams of carbohydrates and 22 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, 9 grams of fat (1 gram saturated) and 103 milligrams of sodium, the peach smoothie has 213 calories per serving and it’s a great snack or light evening meal.

Ingredients:

  • Skimmed milk, 1 cup
  • Frozen peaches, 1 cup
  • Cold-pressed flaxseed oil (preferably organic), 1 tablespoon

Process ingredients except flaxseed oil in blender until smooth. Transfer to glass and add flaxseed oil.

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