8 Very Healthy Weight Loss Smoothies

Quick and easy to prepare, these weight loss smoothies are packed with refreshing fruits and MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)—the Flat Belly Diet powerhouse ingredient that specifically targets belly fat. These 8 filling, creamy weight loss shakes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.  (Looking to conquer your weight issues?)



1.Mango Smoothie Surprise


SERVINGS: 1

¼ c mango cubes
¼ c mashed ripe avocado (MUFA)
½ c mango juice
¼ c fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp sugar
6 ice cubes

COMBINE all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with sliced mango or strawberry, if desired, and serve.

Tip: For extra protein, try adding 2 scoops of protein powder, such as Source Organic Whey Protein.

NUTRITION (per serving) 298 cal, 5 g pro, 55 g carb, 5 g fiber, 47 g sugar, 9 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 54 mg sodium




2.Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie


SERVINGS: 1

½ c fat-free milk
½ c fat-free plain yogurt
2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter
¼ very ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
4 ice cubes

COMBINE ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

NUTRITION (per serving) 366 cal, 18 g pro, 40 g carb, 3 g fiber, 32 g sugar, 16.5 g fat, 3.5 g sat fat, 151 mg sodium



3.Lemon-Orange Citrus Smoothie



SERVINGS: 1

1 c skim or soy milk
6 oz (80-calorie) lemon yogurt
1 med orange peeled, cleaned, and sliced into sections
Handful of ice
1 Tbsp flaxseed oil (MUFA)

COMBINE milk, yogurt, orange, and ice in a blender. Blend for 1 minute, transfer to a glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.

NUTRITION (per serving) 420 cal, 18 g pro, 57 g carb, 3 g fiber, 54 g sugar, 14 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 219 mg sodium




4.Apple Smoothie


SERVINGS: 1

½ c skim or soy milk
6 oz (80-calorie) vanilla yogurt
1 tsp apple pie spice
1 med apple peeled and chopped
2 Tbsp cashew butter (MUFA)
Handful of ice

COMBINE ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute, transfer to a glass, and eat with a spoon.

NUTRITION (per serving) 482 cal, 19 g pro, 71 g carb, 5 g fiber, 57 g sugar, 16.5 g fat, 3.5 g sat fat, 300 mg sodium



5.Pineapple Smoothie


SERVINGS: 1

1 c skim milk
4 oz canned pineapple tidbits in juice
Handful of ice
1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)

PLACE milk, canned pineapple in blender, add of ice, and whip for 1 minute. Transfer to glass and stir in flaxseed oil.

NUTRITION (per serving) 271 cal, 9 g pro, 30 g carb, 1 g fiber, 29 g sugar, 14 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 104 mg sodium




6.Green Drink

Makes 3-4 servings (about 28-30 oz)

Ingredients

    2 cups spinach
    1/2 cucumber
    1/4 head of celery
    1/2 bunch parsley
    1 bunch mint
    3 carrots

    2 apples
    1/4 orange
    1/4 lime
    1/4 lemon
    1/4 pineapple

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Feel free to add water to get desired consistency. Serve and enjoy!






7.Banana and oat smoothie
 
This filling smoothie will keep you going all morning as well as giving you a healthy start to the day. Perfect if you're keeping an eye on your waistline.
Ingredients

    1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
    1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
    1 banana, cut into thirds
    1/2 cup fat-free milk
   
    2 teaspoons honey
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
In a blender, combine oats, yogurt, banana, fat-free milk, honey, and cinnamon; puree until smooth. Serve immediately.


8.Coconut and Mango Smoothie
 
This tropical shake with creamy coconut yogurt, mango and passion fruit is dairy and soya free.

Ingredients:

    2 tablespoons chia seeds
    1 cup Coconut milk (can substitute with Almond milk)
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    ½ cup chopped frozen organic mango
    ½ teaspoon flaked coconut (optional)

Directions:
    Put banana, frozen mango (or fresh mango + ice cubes), Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and coconut milk in an electric blender/mixer.Blend until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Pour into 2 tall glasses.


Banana and oat smoothie

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