You do not need a nutritional expert nor organize your very own Hunger Games to get rid of those flabs to prepare your beach body. All you need is the right recipes of oh-so refreshing smoothies, a blender, and the tips you ought to remember.
In coming up with your refreshing, yummy, and healthy drinks, keep in mind four things. First, think liquid base. Milk is highly recommended (the non-fat ones, honey) because of its vitamin D and calcium contents. But if you are lactose intolerant, soy and almond milks are also good choices along with flavored water. Second, think lean protein. Having your daily dose of lean protein means having lean muscle mass which results to more calories burned throughout the day. We recommend plain non-fat yogurt, silken tofu, or unflavored protein powder. Third, think healthy fats. You need them for your energy boost. Use up to two tablespoons of monounsaturated fats like avocados, seeds, or nuts. Last but not the least, think high-fiber carbs. Though any fruit would work, the best choices would be raspberries and blueberries. For veggies, the ones with the mildest flavors that are easy to mask are spinach and cucumber.
Now, all you would be needing are the suggested ingredients for each recipe, a blender, and nonfat milk. You would first need to put in the yogurt, then the solid ingredients, and maybe the liquid to thin down your solid ingredients.
- PB&J Smoothie
Prepare four ounces of plain non-fat Greek yogurt, two cups of chopped fresh or frozen strawberries, a frozen banana that is chopped, two teaspoons of smooth peanut butter, and a half cup of ice.
- Tropical Morning Smoothie
Prepare six ounces of plain non-fat Greek yogurt, a half cup of fresh or frozen mango chunks, a half cup of fresh pineapple chunks, a frozen banana that is chopped, and two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds.
- Sweet Spinach Smoothie
Prepare six ounces of plain non-fat Greek yogurt, two cups of packed spinach leaves, a ripe pear that is peeled, cored, and chopped, fifteen green or red grapes, two tablespoons of chopped avocado, and one to two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice.
Using yummy drinks as an aid in your weight loss efforts is a great technique. It makes you enjoy the liberty of having delicious stuff tickle your taste buds while letting your body absorb all the nutrients it needs. Weight loss need not to be something too hard that it becomes a burden rather than something you should enjoy doing. All you need to do is be creative and let a flight of imagination to take you places. As a matter of fact, weight loss is not really about cutting your food intake or even not eating anything at all. It is all about knowing what to eat and how much your body needs. The only way to trim the unwanted belly flabs, cut the extra pounds, and get rid of the excess calories is not solely about getting less, but doing it smart.