Does anyone know of some good recipes to make smoothies, the kind that also help you lose weight? I saw one advertised but I don't want to spend $30.00 on the recipe book. Thanks so much for all the help that I can always get here. This site is a real lifesaver.
Jamish from Ransom, Kansas
It's important to know that if you want to lose weight, the smoothie should be the meal replacement, not an addition to a meal. If that's the case, you want to add protein to the smoothie, not only for nutritional value, but because protein burns fat and makes you feel full. Some supermarkets carry both whey and soy protein - it can also be found at GNC and other sources online. It comes in many flavors and you may want to try several different kinds - just put a scoop or two into your smoothie before blending and you have a delicious protein filled meal that will hold you until lunch or dinnertime. One hint....some people do not like the taste of soy and I'm one of them - I use whey and if you get the unflavored version, you don't even realize it's in your smoothie. Good luck!
No such thing as an easy weight loss fix. I make my protein smoothies to drink in place of a meal, however, using 8 oz liquid-low or no cal, 1 scoop protein powder, a handful of ice cubes, and, unless I am making a coffee sm,oothie, fozen fruit. I love using cold coffee, vanilla pro. pwder and ice-the only colroies are the pro powder and this varies depending on the brand you get. I also use low-cal/no sugar fruit juice-4-5 oz juice to same amt of water, pro powder, ice and a handful of fzozen berries or a small banana. Nothing magic about weight loss-just consuming less calories. Note that this is in place of a meal, not in addition to!
I don't know if you've ever heard of Dr. Oz, who has written the "YOU..." books, the latest, YOU: On a Diet. He's on Oprah alot. Anyway, last time he was on Oprah, he gave a breakfast replacement shake that contains flaxseed oil and psyillium seed husks, both of which are fantastic to promote weight loss. He has a lot of free information available on the http://www.realage.com website in case you want to check that out too.
The Quick Magical Breakfast Blaster
2 servings, 136 calories per serving
1 scoop (1/3 cup) Soy protein (like Natire's plus Spiru-Tein)
1/2 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 large ripe banana (or other fruits of your choice)
1/2 tablespoon apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon Psyillium seed husks
Peel banana; break into chunks. Put all ingredients in a blender. Add 12 ounces of water and ice, as well as powdered vitamins. Cover, blend until fairly smooth.
Is there a weight losing smoothie that anyone knows about? I want it filled with antioxidants!
I have lost some 40lbs on my own but now i want something that can help me lose the remaing must faster. Please give me some weight loss tips than I can use to speed up the process.
Hi Jamish, Great idea to start using smoothies as a means for weight loss. It's important to note two things; firstly, smoothies should be used in replacement of either snacks or one meal - but should not be a replacement for a balanced diet. Secondly, be sure to target smoothies that will leave you feeling full, especially if you are replacing your breakfast cereal or similar. You can find recipes with oats in that will help you achieve this by combing carbs, fibre and a low GI index (how fast energy is released to your body).
If you wish to see some of my free recipes, I would love you to send me some feedback :) check it out at wwww.healthysmoothies.co.uk/ on the recipe page. Hopefully these will keep you on track to achieve your weight loss goals. Regards, Alex
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