It's summer time and the heat is on. One favorite choice of most people for beating the heat is to get a smoothie. But for people trying to lose weight and not miss out, are there any healthy options? Yes. You can make your own smoothies.
From a health point of view, blended smoothies are great for a concentrated meal that's ready in a minute. You can combine a variety of fruit with some water, possibly add some dates or genuine maple syrup and make a delicious smoothie that can be enjoyed anytime as a healthy meal while on your weight loss program.
Actually friends, this may be a better choice than juicing as you will also get the fibre, which is an essential nutrient present in our fruits and vegetables for several reasons and in regards to losing weight, the fibre will serve as intestinal brooms to push all unwanted debris out. Hey, we are seeking weight loss right?
Now, the recipes listed below are my personal favorites for smoothies. I think they are creative ways to enjoy the proper diet and not entirely miss out on pleasuring ourselves occasionally. You can always experiment to find tasty recipes as well, but here are some to get you started.
1. "Chocolate" Milk
-10-15 medium dates
-3 ripe bananas.
-1 Young Coconut (I don't usually use the water inside of the nut although I heard it has some benefits, I have tested it on me to a not so good result but again we are all different)
-16 oz cold Water
Blend everything starting with the fruits then the coconut.
2. Papaya Passion
-1 medium Papaya
-1 red delicious apple
-5 dates (pitted)
Blend everything and prepare for something outta this world!
3. Strawberry Delight
4. My Milk Shake tastes much better than yours...!
-2 cups of Durian
-1 tsp of Carob powder
Who said fruits and veggies were boring again?
5. Mango Magic
-1-2 ripe mangos (peeled)
-8 dates (pitted)
-Juice of one orange
6. Durian Deck
-24 oz of durian
Well, there you have it. Thought you'd have to give up smoothies eh? Hope, I'll be able to save you some money in buying less healthy and-as you'll discover-not as tasty smoothies with these.
Here's to health and happiness.