Nowadays there are so many various ways to lose weight that the majority of people, which is eager to get rid of unnecessary pounds tend to get puzzled a lot. Diets, pills, protein shakes…you can read more about them everywhere. All of these weight loss methods are the most spread among the overweight. However, new ways of rather healthy and nutritious dropping a size are discovered each year. One of them is a smoothie. This is not just a drink, but a tasty, wholesome, low-calorie mixture (a cocktail) made of various products with the help of a blender. Taking it in, you lose weight, as it can completely substitute some of your meals and kill the appetite. No irritation (as all the components are good for health) and becoming much thinner in a week already. The most suitable components are fruits (except high-calorie ones), vegetables, fresh juices and other products to give the mixture a nice flavor and taste. A perfect alternative for the buns, hotdogs and fast food that literally kill your health and reduce your life.
Here you have 5 most delicious smoothies that will turn your diet process into an endless pleasure.
- Banana-strawberry smoothie
To prepare this fantastic smoothie you will need a flesh of ½ banana (you can also use a peach or apricot), 150g of raw or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries or strawberries), 150ml of fat-free butter milk or yogurt, 1 tbsp. of fat-free cottage cheese.
First, blend fruits and berries into an indiscrete mass with the help of the blender. Then add kefir and blend again. In the end, add some cottage cheese and turn your mixture into a smoothie.
This drink will be amazing for the beginners as the taste of it is rather great. Despite the fact that banana is considered a high-calorie fruit, a weight-loss effect is still preserved here.
- Apple-cinnamon smoothie
For this smoothie, you will need a large apple, 150ml of fat-free milk and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Bake an apple in an oven and warm the milk in advance. Take the flesh out of an apple and mix it with all the milk. Add cinnamon to the ready smoothie. If you prefer cold cocktails, you are welcome to substitute milk with an ordinary yogurt. The second variant will come in handy during hot summer days.
- Almond chocolate
This smoothie consists of 30g of almonds, 100ml of water, 200g of strawberries (or any other berries) and 1 teaspoon of a cocoa powder.
For this drink, you will have to prepare in advance as well. Let the nuts in the water for the whole night so as not to break down your blender. In the morning, mix all the components on the highest power of your blender.
This one will be perfect if you are a sweet tooth and cannot imagine your life without chocolate.
- Citrus smoothie
You will need an orange, a grapefruit, 2 apples, ½ ripe banana flesh, ½ lemon or lime, a pinch of grated ginger. Mix all the ingredients and add ginger into a ready cocktail.
This one would be great for gourmands, as citruses in combination with ginger would create a very interesting and tangible taste even a bit bitter and spicy. A wonderful opportunity to spice up your daily routine.
- A vegetable smoothie
150g broccoli, a small tuft of dill, 150ml fat-free butter milk and other spices to taste is your ingredients list of another healthy green smoothie.
Broccoli should be boiled for a few minutes, cooled and only then put into a blender. Add piquant fennel, kefir and maybe some other spicy herbs.
Before trying these tasty smoothies go ahead and read the list of contra-indications in order not to take risks.
- Liver and kidneys diseases.
- An individual intolerance or allergic reaction to the ingredients of the drinks.
- Any disease connected with digestion.
- You have ulcers of any kind on your organs.