Alongside exercise, healthy smoothies can bring you one step closer to shedding those extra pounds. You can enjoy a sweet and creamy smoothie and fight belly fat and bloating at the same time. Pineapple and blueberries are the secret ingredients mixed into this delicious weight loss smoothie that will satisfy your sweet cravings.
Blending a smoothie is one the quickest and easiest way to make a healthy, filling breakfast. The right balance of protein and fiber can make you to feel satisfied and curb snacking. Get your metabolism started off on the right foot and increase your fruit and veggie intake with one of these smoothies in the morning. The potassium from the spinach will also ensure that your energy
levels remain steady throughout the day.
Weight loss smoothies start with a liquid base. This recipe uses kefir, a cultured milk product similar to yogurt. The tangy flavor balances well with the sweet pineapple and blueberry. The calcium and protein in kefir both aid in weight loss, and kefir’s high probiotic content ensures proper digestion.
Pineapple and blueberries have both been proven to help diminish belly fat. In addition to their high fiber content, blueberries contain the flavonoid catechin. Catechin works to stimulate fat-burning genes in the abdominal cells to shed belly fat. Furthermore, an enzyme found in pineapple eases digestion and fights bloating. The low-calorie fruit is a great source of dietary
fiber as well, which will fill you up.
An extra source of fiber in this smoothie comes from the chia seeds and flaxseeds. Only a small portion is needed, but they provide a lot of nutrition for their size. Chia seeds supply omega-3 fatty acids (which improve heart health) and also contain protein. The omega-3s reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels. Flaxseeds, meanwhile, are rich in protein and lower blood pressure.
You can take control of the ingredients in your smoothie to help with your personal weight loss goals. This smoothie is full of fruits, veggies, and seeds that are rich in nutrients and low in calories. They can aid in digestion and shed belly fat, and still taste great.
1 cup kefir
2/3 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 tbsp flaxseed
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup fresh spinach, packed
1. In a powerful blender, combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes if necessary to reach desired consistency. Serve immediately.