I think it’s the right time to share this healthy weight-loss smoothie recipe with you. The weight gain during this period is a real thing. It is because of a less active lifestyle or maybe because of that fridge, which somehow is always in sight. However, I want to say, that it’s okay to gain some weight and I hope that you don’t stress about it very much! This recipe of the smoothie has many more benefits than just weight loss and of course, it’s very delicious!
What’s the point of this weight loss smoothie?
Cutting out fruits from the smoothie also cuts your daily intake of sugar, the bad thing is that at the same point smoothie loses that silky, creamy, smooth texture. If there’s a problem — there’s a solution, this time solution is – zucchini. Add zucchini into your smoothie and you get a silky and creamy consistency. This vegetable is 95 percent made of water so it adds volume without any unnecessary calories or sugars and makes this smoothie good for weight watchers. Other great things about this healthy weight-loss smoothie are:
- Rich in protein
- Source of fiber
- Vegetable loaded
Every smoothie is for weight loss. Nope.
Not every smoothie is good for weight loss. Smoothies are high in sugar because the base of the smoothie usually made from fruits. Of course, it’s not the same as refined sugar; however, it is sugar, and large amounts of it are not good, no matter if it’s from fruits or other food. Why is sugar bad?
According to Healthline, using a lot of sugar will lead you to:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Type 2 diabetes
- Fast skin aging
- Also, sugar may increase the risk of cancer
I realized it by myself. Few past months I consumed a lot of sugar in various forms – fruits, sweets, beverages, etc. After a while, I noticed my body sending me some of the signals mentioned earlier, and I decided to try a sugar-free diet. First, it was really hard, but after a few days, I started to enjoy it. This led me to this weight-loss smoothie recipe discovery.
Let’s jump to the recipe!
Healthy Weight-Loss Smoothie
- ½ zucchini (frozen)
- 2 tbsp. ground flax or chia seeds
- 1 – 1½ cup plant-based milk or water (I use homemade coconut-oat milk)
- pinch of salt
- 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (I use unflavored rice protein, but feel free to use your favorite sugar-free protein)
- 1 tsp superfood powders (I love to add some maca, spirulina, and wheatgrass powders)
- 1 tsp. stevia sweetener
For still very low sugar version, but more delicious
- 50 g frozen strawberries or blueberries
- Take your high-speed blender pour in your plant-based milk first and then add all the other ingredients. Start blending on medium speed for about 1 minute, after blend on max speed for another 2 minutes.
- Pour your smoothie into your favorite glass and enjoy!