Are you trying to lose weight with making smoothie but you don’t like the taste of your smoothies? Well you are probably making a mistake and in this article you are going to read a guide about how to build the most nutritious and most delicious smoothie.
Many people have bought NutriBullet, NutriPractic or Vitamix and they are not using them regularly, which mean that instead of making smoothies, they are picking up dust somewhere.
Use a Combination of products for perfect smoothie
1 to 2 cups greens – You are not going to taste vegetables like spinach and kale in your smoothie when you are going to mix them with fruits even though your smoothie might end up being green. Besides kale and spinach, you should as well try arugula, beet, sprouts or dandelion greens.
1 to 2 cups fruit- The best option here are frozen fruits but if you want to use fresh fruits you will need to add few ice cubes in order to get frosty consistency. You should always add minimum two to maximum four different fruits such as grapes, kiwi, papaya, mango, oranges, peach, pear, melon, apple, pineapple, banana, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.
1/4 to 1/2 cup thickener – In order to fill up your smoothie with more fiber and protein and in order to get the best creamy mixture you should add 1/2 cup soft tofu, 1/4 cannellini beans, 1/8 cup nuts, 3 ounces of cottage cheese, 1/4 cup oats, one tablespoon nut butter, 1/4 avocado, 1/8 cup baked sweet potato, or a little bit of Greek yogurt.
1 to 2 cups liquid – Here you can choose from many different options even though the best one is always water or rice, cow, almond and soy milk. But there are many options such as chocolate milk, coconut water or milk, green tea and freshly squeezed juice out of orange, carrot or beet.
Optional extras – In order to be full for a longer period of time and to build muscle you can add a serving of your protein powder or to add 1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds, flax meal or wheat germ. You can add flaxseed or fish oil for health boost, and you can enrich the taste of your smoothie with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, fresh ginger, dates, nutmeg, fresh herbs or maple syrup.
One recipe for weight loss
Here is an example of a smoothie that comes with 321 calories.
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon is actually 2 calories.
1/2 serving vanilla protein powder is actually 65 calories.
3 ounces of vanilla Greek yogurt is 68 calories.
1/2 cup frozen blueberries is 42 calories.
1/2 cup frozen strawberries is 23 calories.
1/2 frozen banana is 53 calories.
2 cups of kale are packed with 72 calories.
In our next article you will read about some recipes for your smoothie that you can easily prepare with NutriBullet.