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Three Effective Fruit Smoothies Recipes For Slimming

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slimming down with shakesToday, we are sharing three effective fruit smoothie recipes for slimming. We can drink these fruit smoothies both before and after every physical exercise. The vitamins in the fruits have an antioxidant effect, so they counteract the effects of free radicals, which accelerate aging.

Do you want to lose weight the healthy way, without having to feel weak and deprived at every step and without giving up the pleasure of savoring what you eat or drink? The list of foods to help lose weight does not have to be full of food and drinks without flavor. There are many healthy options available out there that will keep you nourished without looking sick and deprived of life’s eating pleasures.

There are very rich solutions to lose weight and do it with great pleasure. Solutions that can then be assumed as pure habit and begin to be a part of your life. Within these widely accepted and practiced solutions are the slimming shakes. Fruit shakes are very popular all over the world today. They are a delight and are very refreshing as well as nutritious. The best part, fruit shakes/smoothies/juices can be consumed both before and after physical exercise.

Incorporating the fruits into our lives

Of course, you already know that fruits in their generality are rich in vitamins and minerals. Therefore, they are widely used in various products for the skin and hair. However, its truly potent effect takes place when we consume them directly, when we eat them and incorporate all their nutrients naturally into our body. This direct consumption of fruits, in their original form or in tasty milkshakes, gives you, in addition, the guarantee of truly natural components that have not been manipulated with chemicals, dyes or preservatives that, in the long run, also harm our body and our health.

It may be interesting for you to know that in the specific case of vitamins contained in fruits, they have an antioxidant effect. This means that these vitamins counteract the negative effects of so-called free radicals which are nothing more than highly reactive substances produced by our own body when we maintain inadequate feeding, we are subjected to stress or are prey to sedentariness and that accelerate the process of aging, deteriorating our cells and tissues.

Why are fruits a solution?

We must not be frightened by having within ourselves a mechanism that is harmful to our body because, as we said, there are solutions and among them is the consumption of fruits. The fruits have an important amount of potassium, magnesium, bromine, copper, zinc and calcium.

In fact, you can combine the fruits into your food recipes, especially in your drinks and natural milkshakes. This will help you balance your diet and achieve not only a good figure, but also good health.

Studies have shown that maintaining a balanced diet by eating whole grain cereals, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables is an ideal solution for supplying our body with the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients belonging to the antioxidant group. This type of diet also reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. Ideal for preparing natural homemade shakes for slimming are strawberry, different types of berries, banana, pineapple, melon and lemon. Here we propose five of the best shakes to lose weight and maintain the ideal body weight.

Strawberry Milkshake Delight

Strawberry Milkshake Delight

Strawberry is a very complete fruit in terms of vitamin complex. It has a high content of vitamin C but also, the strawberry is made up of water, fiber, potassium, calcium and magnesium. This fruit also contains folic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Its main consumption recommendation is based on its richness in minerals, vitamins and iron.

For its properties and its antioxidant power it is often recommended to make it a part of your diet if you want to fight wrinkles and cellulite. Its flavor is enhanced in a good milkshake. The combination of the strawberry with milk (skim, if you are trying to lose weight) is exquisite and delicious, so it will be very easy for you to motivate other family members to consume this fruit as well. After passing the fruit through the mixer and getting the milkshake, do not forget to strain it to extract the seeds and improve its texture. You can skip the straining process if you prefer more texture in your drink.

Ingredients

2 cups skimmed milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Combine milk, honey, vanilla, and frozen strawberries in a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and consume.

If you want to have a thicker milkshake, use only 1 cup of skimmed milk and add additional strawberries.

Pineapple Celery Smoothie

Pineapple Celery Smoothie

Ingredients

400ml water
300g fresh pineapple (you can use frozen pineapples if fresh is not available)
1 stalk celery
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon honey

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Divide the smoothie into two. Drink the first half early in the morning. Great way to perk you up and get you going. You can drink the second half for your lunch. Enjoy!

Exquisite and Easy Banana Smoothie

Exquisite and Easy Banana Smoothie

Another nutritious and commonly consumed fruit is the banana or its cousin the plantain. In some countries, it is even used as a main ingredient to specific food dishes. Banana shakes are very tasty and nutritious as well as appropriate for any time of day. Each banana contains a lot of potassium, which means it has a high energy power. When you add skim milk in combination with this fruit, you achieve a light and recommended smoothie to maintain your weight or aid you in slimming, complemented by exercises.

Ingredients

1 whole ripe banana, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon oat bran
1 cup low fat / skimmed milk
1 tablespoon honey / agave nectar

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth. If you want to have little chunks of banana in your shake, just blend until you achieve the consistency that you want. Pour into glass and consume immediately.

This drink is great when taken before your workout.

 

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5 Fat-burning, Quick, and Easy Recipes

Weight loss is one of the hardest things we would embark in our lives – maintaining the ideal weight even more so. But there are a few hacks and tricks we can do to help us in our quest for losing weight. Here, we share our favorites. Our secret is eating lots of protein, filling up with fiber, and opting for healthy carbohydrates – all of these boost our metabolism and keep us full all day without the cravings.

If you are still learning how to work the calorie-count watch in your daily meals, you can start with our quick and easy recipes. We make sure that we try to include weight-loss friendly superfoods, and, the best part, they are all easy to make.

Broccoli & Ricotta Omelet with Toast

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (1 omelet and 2 pieces toast)

Ingredients

Cooking spray / olive oil (whatever you prefer)
1 cup chopped broccoli
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
2 slices bread, toasted (rye, gluten-free, wholegrain) choose whatever you prefer

Preparation

Put skillet on medium-low heat. Coat pan with cooking spray or your favorite olive oil. Add broccoli, and cook for 3 minutes.

In a bowl combine egg, ricotta, and dill.

Add egg mixture to pan.

Cook 3 to 4 minutes; flip omelet and cook 2 minutes or until cooked through.

Put cooked eggs on your serving platter.

Take the two pieces of bread and heat both sides on the skillet.

Serve with toast.

Banana with Honey Grapefruit

Dessert doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This simple fruit dessert will address your sweet cravings in a much healthier way, helping you slim down.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh grapefruit, diced. (You may use a 24-ounce jar of grapefruit if you don’t have fresh ones)
1 sliced banana (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
1 tablespoon honey
½ of a whole lemon (optional)

Preparation

Peel and cut the fresh grapefruit into small pieces.
If you are using canned ones, drain grapefruit sections. (Reserve ¼ cup of the juice)

Combine the sliced bananas, the grapefruit and its juice (squeeze half a lemon for fresh grapefruit), and toss in a bowl together with the fresh mint.
Toss gently to coat.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill or you may eat it immediately.

Breakfast Oatmeal with Banana & Sunflower Seeds

Ingredients

2/3 cup water
1/3 cup steel-cut oatmeal
1 whole sliced banana
1 tablespoon unsalted sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon honey or agave

Preparation

1. Combine 2/3 cup water and 1/3 cup steel-cut oatmeal in a small microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on HIGH 6 minutes.
(You can cook the oats on your stovetop too)

2. Take out of microwave and stir. Let stand for 2 minutes.

3. Top cooked oatmeal with banana slices, sunflower seeds, and honey. Mix. Enjoy!

Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Ingredients

3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt (you can use Greek yogurt too)
1/3 cup sliced peaches
1/3 cup sliced oranges
1/3 cup sliced apples
3/4 cup puffed rice cereal (learn to make your own puffed rice here) https://www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-puff-brown-rice-at-home/
2 tablespoons walnuts and almonds, toasted and chopped
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey

Preparation

In a tall 4-cup container or jar (glass is preferred) layer half of the yogurt, fruit, cereal, nuts, flaxseed, and syrup.
Repeat this process forming sections with rest of the ingredients.
Top your tower creation with your choice of maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey.
Refrigerate overnight. Serve.

 

 

Lentil Sunflower Spread

Ingredients

2 cups cooked lentils or 1 (15-ounce) can lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 celery stalk, finely diced
1 scallion, finely diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 pita breads, halved
1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine lentils, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender; process until smooth.

2. Stir in sunflower seeds, celery, scallions, parsley, and mint.

3. Microwave pita bread at HIGH for 1 minute. Serve with spread.

Lemon Mint Water

Here’s a refreshing twist to the usual lemon water we usual take. The addition of lime, cucumber, and celery makes this drink not only healthy but extra special. Great for warm summers.

 

INGREDIENTS
Serving size: 6
1.5 L Water
1 lemon
1 lime
1 cucumber
1 celery stalk
10 mint leaves

PREPARATION
PREPARATION: 10 MIN COOKING: 0 MIN
Wash lemons, cucumber, celery and mint then dry.
Cut lemons, cucumber and celery into slices. Place them in a large carafe and pour the water.
Add the mint leaves and mix well.
Cover, place in refrigerator and let infuse overnight.
Drink the next day as a refreshing cold drink