Smoothies for Weight Loss

How to make a healthy smoothie at home is easy. But to incorporate the weight loss factor adds to the challenge. Just remember that drinking homemade smoothies is the most delicious part of your weight loss regimen. These simple smoothie recipes are very easy and inexpensive to make, not to mention that they are delicious and healthy, too.

To build muscle and to help trim fat, protein smoothies are the best accompaniment of any exercise regimen. A peanut butter and banana smoothie can be whipped up readily by combining in a blender the following ingredients: one whole banana, one tablespoon of peanut butter, half a cup of nonfat milk (or yogurt), one tablespoon of chocolate whey protein powder, and ice cubes.

A perfect weight loss and antioxidant-rich breakfast smoothie can also be made from mangoes, berries, yogurt, ice cubes, and low-fat milk. If possible or if you have it handy, put bee pollen or ginseng into the fruit smoothie for an added boost of nutritional benefits.

If you are an incurable coffee or chocolate lover, then this smoothie is for you. Blend ice cubes, low-fat vanilla yogurt, and cocoa powder. Consume before or after a workout.

Another popular weight loss smoothie recipe incorporates watermelon, ice, and yogurt (or low-fat milk). This can be used as a wholesome breakfast smoothie.

If you keep a lot of frozen berries in the fridge, then you can simply toss them and concoct the perfect weight loss smoothie. A cup of berries will go with half a cup of yogurt (or low-fat milk substitute). You may use your berry of choice. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries can all be used alone or in combination for your berry smoothie.

A strawberry and banana smoothie is quite popular as a breakfast addition to weight loss regimens.  You can have one before doing your morning run or a heavy cardio exercise. Blend a banana, strawberries, an orange slice, some ice cubes, and half a cup of yogurt or low-fat milk.

Another delicious weight loss smoothie recipe can be prepared by blending berries, banana, apple juice, ice cubes, and silken tofu.  This can be a strikingly healthy meal substitute that you can simply pour in a thermos flask and take with you as you head for work.

Finally, a honeydew and kiwi smoothie is hailed by Fitness Magazine as a great weight loss fruit smoothie recipe. Just toss slices of honeydew melon, scoops of kiwi fruit, yogurt, and ice cubes into the blender, and you will have a glass of this slimming tonic.