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Five Fantastic Smoothie Recipes For Diet

Green Powerhaouse smoothie

Smoothies are great drinks to have before you start off your day. Instead of grabbing that morning cup of coffee, do consider a fantastic smoothie drink to help power your day. Consider these five smoothie recipes to help you get going. When making your shakes and smoothies, it does not matter what type of blender you currently have, what is important is knowing how to maximize the use of your appliance. It is a great idea to always cut up the fruits and vegetables you are adding in the machine before you blend. There isn’t really a need to “dice” or make fancy cuts but the key is to get the pieces small enough instead of adding big chunks or whole fruits and vegetables. This allows for better consistency in your smoothies. If you already have one of those strong, high quality blenders (that often cost hundreds of dollars) you are lucky as you are able to blend up everything smoothly. If your blender is below average, your smoothie may not be so smooth and this affects your recipe and enjoyment. You may also need to peel off the skin of some ingredients to truly get the consistency that you want.

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Green Powerhaouse smoothie

Powerhouse Greens

Ingredients

1 Bunch Kale
½ Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
1/3 Fennel Bulb and Stalk
1 Green Apple
1 Fuji Apple
1 Pear
½ Lemon
1 Inch Ginger

Preparation

Cut all the ingredients in a uniform size and put them all in your blender. Blend all the ingredients to combine and to have a smooth consistency. What is great about recipe is that it does not have any milk (great for lactose-intolerant people and those going vegan).

Pour into your favorite smoothie glass or container and enjoy!

Stomach Soother smoothie

Stomach Soother

Ingredients

1 Small Head of Fennel
2 Stalks Celery
1 Handful of Mint
1 Bunch Flat Leaf Parsley
½ Green Apple
2 Small Lemons

Preparation

Blend all your ingredients to combine. Make sure your fruits and vegetables are cut up in chunks so your blender can blend them smoothly.

(Fennel has a bold, licorice flavor that is not only great in salads but in smoothies too. It is a fantastic digestive aid.)

Immune Booster smoothie

Immune Booster

Ingredients

½ Cucumber
2 Stalks Celery
Handful of Spinach
1 Apple (Any apple you may have, we prefer to use green apple for the tangy taste)
½ Lemon
1 inch Ginger

Preparation

Blend all ingredients to combine. Make sure you are using fresh fruits and vegetables to really taste the goodness in your smoothie.

Ultracool Green Drink smoothie

Ultracool Green Drink Smoothie

Ingredients

8 Kiwis
3 Green Apples
1/3 Cucumber
1 Piece of Fresh Ginger
Handful of Fresh Mint

Preparation

Blend all ingredients to combine.
Mint is very easy to grow and they are fantastic in any smoothie or other recipes. Try to grow your own mint in tiny pots to always have a handful of this fresh herb.

Healthy Lungs smoothie

Healthy Lungs

Ingredients

1 Cucumber
1 Head Romaine Lettuce
1 large Handful of Parsley
2 Meyer Lemons
1 Apple
1 Inch Ginger

Preparation

Blend all ingredients to combine.

Ginger is one of those ingredients that is centuries old and is both flavorful and powerful. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and has been shown to have dramatically impressive results in persons suffering from arthritis. Most importantly it is a powerful immune booster.

 

 

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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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3 Very Easy Fat-Burning Recipes

Fat. That one word alone conjures up emotions that range from fear to disgust. Fear that we are all getting fat and disgusted that we eat too much fatty food in this day and age.
Fat-fighting is a pillar in any weight loss regimen but losing weight and trying to keep those unwanted pounds off is not an easy process at all. One of our biggest hindrances in this fight is our diet. Eating unhealthy is just so easy!
We all know that eating lots of good stuff like food rich in fiber, protein, healthy carbohydrates, and greens are the key to boosting our metabolism and shedding the weight off. By following a sensible diet we are also able to keep our body well-fueled and feel full all day.

If your biggest problem is how to incorporate these goodies into your calorie-burning menu, you can start with these five easy and simple recipes. The best part is that you can make these fat-fighting recipes in thirty minutes or even less! Get your kitchen ready and prepare these meals nice and easy.

1.) Omelet With Feta And Broccoli With A Side of Toast

Ingredients

1 cup broccoli, chopped
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
2 slices rye bread, toasted
Cooking spray of your own choice

Preparation

1. Be sure to use a nonstick skillet. Have a slight coating of cooking spray, place over medium heat. Toss in your chopped broccoli and let it cook for 3 minutes. (Do not overcook your vegetables)

2. In a small bowl combine your beaten eggs, feta cheese, and dried dill. Then, add egg mixture to the pan. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes; flip omelet and cook 2 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with toast.

 

2.) Heavenly Spiced Green Tea Smoothie

Perfect early morning drink before you head to the office.

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Ingredients

3/4 cup strong green tea, chilled (Can be prepared the night before)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 whole lemon (reserve the juice)
2 teaspoons agave nectar (honey can also be used)
1 small pear cut into pieces (leave the skin on)
2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
6-8 ice cubes

Preparation

Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Drink cold.

 

3.) Fried Brown Rice with Edamame

Instead of ordering takeout try this very healthy dish that is easy on the tummy and on your budget.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups coleslaw mix
1 cup frozen and thawed shelled edamame
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Preparation

Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat.
Add cooked brown rice; cook until heated through (about 1 minute).
Stir eggs into rice; cook 30 seconds.
Stir in coleslaw mix, edamame, soy sauce, and chile-garlic sauce; cook 2 minutes or until eggs are cooked and edamame are heated through. Serve rice topped with cilantro and peanuts.

 

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Simple Juice Recipes For Weight Loss

Fresh fruit and vegetables juices should be consumed daily as it makes us healthy and strong. More fresh vegetables and fruits intake could also help you lose weight, maintain your ideal weight, regulate your blood and sugar levels, and lessen the need for you to take in supplements but many people now are not consuming their required fruits and vegetables. Exercise is important for health and in order for you to be healthy proper nutrition should also be followed. Having various fruits and vegetable recipes at hand makes sure you can have lots of fun ways to consume fruits and vegetables and make it less boring.

Today, we are compiling our fun, easy, and tasty fruit and vegetable juice recipes for weight loss to add to your list. We make sure they’re easy to make but tastes just great.

Apple Ginger Juice Variant 1

Apple 4
Tangerines 2
Ginger ½ inch
Lime 1
Wash cut and peels all the ingredients then put them all in the juicer and start juicing.

Apple Blueberries Juice

Apple 5
Blueberries 2 handful
Wash and cut apple into small pieces. First, juice the blueberries and then juice the apples. Stir. Chill before drinking

Apple 1
Ginger 3 inches
Lemon 2
Water 363ml
Agave nectar 2 tablespoon (honey can also be used)

Wash and peel all the ingredients. Add apple, ginger and lemon juice in grinder. Gradually add the water to the juice. Add agave nectar or honey and blend again. Pour all in a tall glass and enjoy.

Apple Melon and Mint Juice

Melon 2 wedge slices
Apple 1
Pears 3
Small bunch of fresh mint
After washing and peeling the ingredients, cut them in small pieces. Pour all in the blender and make juice. Stir and enjoy the drink

Apple Orange Juice

Apple 2
Orange 2
Wash and make juice of both ingredients. Chill and enjoy.

We hope you enjoy this simple list. If you have any suggestions, kindly let us know so we can test it out in our kitchens.

 

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Raspberry and Pomegranate Smoothie

Raspberry and Pomegranate Smoothie

 

INGREDIENTS
Serving size: 2

120 g grains of pomegranate
200 g fresh or frozen and thawed raspberries
10 ml almond milk
Ice cubes
Honey to taste (optional)

PREPARATION
Prep time: 5 minutes

Reserve a handful of pomegranate grains for decoration.

Finely blend all the ingredients in a blender.

Decorate with the reserved grains and drink your smoothie.