Smoothies can be an excellent addition to your weight loss program. They make a great vehicle for nutrient rich ingredients that are relatively low in calories. Weight loss smoothies can also help keep you feeling full for a long time, minimizing your temptation to snack. With the right combination of ingredients, you can enjoy delicious smoothies that not only taste great, but that are also beneficial in helping you to lose weight.
Smoothies allow you to pack all of your essential nutrients into a single glass. This can help to ensure you’re not consuming excess calories. Weight loss smoothies can balance vitamins and nutrients as well as protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats, to help you drop pounds in a hurry.
In addition to the basic ingredients, you can give your smoothie an extra boost by adding organic whey protein powder and other powerhouse ingredients to increase your metabolism for more energy, and even faster weight loss.
1/4 cup mango chunks, frozen
1/4 cup mashed ripe avocado
1/2 cup mango juice
1/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 tablespoon sugar
6 ice cubes
sliced mango for garnish, optional
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and process until combined and smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with sliced mango, if desired, and serve immediately.
Nutrition:(per serving) 298 calories, 5 g protein, 5 g fiber, 55 g carbs, 47 g sugar, 9 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 54 mg sodium