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WEIGHT LOSS GREEN SMOOTHIE
This weight loss green smoothie is so simple and tasty, it may just become your new morning staple!
You can taste every single ingredient, which were each picked specifically for their health benefits to assist with weight loss.
The flavors combine perfectly and you’ll be happy drinking this smoothie as part of any weight loss program!
Use these tips if making this weight loss green smoothie in a “regular” blender.
Otherwise quickly whip this up in a high powered blender, such as a Blendtec or Vitamix.
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- 6 oz unsweetened nut milk
- 1/3 banana small
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 tbsp almonds
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cup spinach
- 1 cup ice
Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed, secure lid and blend until smooth.
For Blendtec: Press the WHOLE JUICE setting and blend OR blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 50 seconds.
For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE speed 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE speed 10/HIGH and blend until smooth (45 seconds) OR use the SMOOTHIE setting.
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF INGREDIENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Bananas for Weight Loss
Bananas are rich in insoluble fiber, it makes up more than half the banana!
This will help promote regularity, which is important for weight loss.
Pineapples for Weight Loss
Pineapples are higher in sugar that other fruits so if you’re trying to lose weight, keep this ingredient to a minimum.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in the stem of pineapples (which a Blendtec or Vitamix can easily pulverize!) Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory and it also breaks down protein – perfect for our next ingredients that helps with weight loss!
Almonds for Weight Loss
Almonds are a satiating snack that will keep you from getting hungry and snacking more items, which will add more calories when you’re trying to eat less!
As long as you eat almonds in moderation, such as a small handful or adding them to a smoothie like this one, they can definitely help you to lose weight.
Cinnamon for Weight Loss
Cinnamon can imitate insulin in the body and control its levels which helps regulate blood sugar.
Increase blood sugar levels can cause excess fat to be stored, so it’s important to maintain and regulate blood sugar.
One study showed that adding cinnamon to a meal can lower its glycemic index by 18-29%! Cinnamon also can increase metabolism similar to hot peppers, which will burn more calories and help with weight loss.
Spinach for Weight Loss
Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse that is low in calories and carbohydrates (only 7 calories and 1 gram per cup) but super high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
You get much needed iron, folate, magnesium, AND calcium, all without dairy or meat!
Adding spinach and making it a GREEN SMOOTHIE, can definitely assist with weight loss.