5 Easy To Prepare Weight-Loss Smoothies

It’s the final quarter of 2016 and you are contemplating a 360 degree turn around in your “non-active” lifestyle because you have been influenced by the Instagram fitfam. You are getting married next year and it’s pertinent that you fulfill those dreams of being in Mexico next summer on “Baewatch” so it’s time to make drastic diet changes or risk never stepping foot on white sand. A mini shopping spree occurs in which you proceed to purchase five sets of gym gear because there’s something about black and pink and those Nike trainers with the orange streaks just do it for you. It’s the feel-good factor.

A wave of determination takes charge and your kitchen acquires one new apparatus: NutriBullet Smoothie blender. The problem is that you have no Smoothie recipes. Smoothies are relatively easy to prepare and can be used as a meal replacement or post-workout replenishment.

If you have chosen to drink your way to weight-loss, here are some fiber-rich easy smoothie recipes that will keep you feeling fuller for longer:

Apple, Celery and Pineapple Smoothie:

Ingredients:

1 apple 2

Celery sticks

200 grams Pineapple (chopped)

200ml Coconut milk

Banana- Oat and Peanut-Butter Smoothie:

Ingredients:

1 large banana

2 Tbsps. Oats

1Tbsp. Peanut butter

200ml Almond milk

Beetroot and Kale Smoothie:

Ingredients:

250 grams diced Beetroot

1 inch Ginger stem

1 cup kale (chopped)

200ml fresh orange juice

Ugwu, Watermelon and Papaya Smoothie:

Ingredients:

1 cup Spinach (chopped)

150 grams Watermelon

150 grams Papaya

150 grams Natural/Greek yoghurt

Beetroot, Carrot and Pineapple Smoothie:

Ingredients:

150 grams Beetroot

1 Large carrot (chopped)

150 grams Pineapple

200ml fresh orange juice

Instruction: Blend all smoothies for approximately one minute or until you achieve your preferred level of smoothness.

On your weight-loss journey, it is important to know that potassium rich fruits such as bananas, papayas and oranges are best consumed prior to a workout session or during the day when energy can be utilized. Vegetable smoothies may be taken at any time of the day. Drink up and enjoy!

Written by Feso Adeniji