Simple and convenient low fat smoothies recipes to assist you and your fat burning workout plan!
It is no secret that eating fruit is good for you and has plenty of health benefits – but what are they?
Generally, people who eat more fruit as part of a healthy diet are less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, alzheimer’s and cancer, and they provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to fight other infections and repair cells, too.
Most people want to be as healthy as possible. We want to be able to enjoy life without the constraints of illness and disease, and live a long and active life. Eating fruit every day as part of a balanced diet is just one of the ways we can improve our health, and give our bodies a helping hand in living to a ripe old age.
These days our bodies need more vitamins and minerals than ever before. This is because we work longer hours, are exposed to more toxic fumes from pollution and are under more stress than we used to be.
Another positive implication of including fruit into your diet through smoothies is the free radicals it helps to fight and prevent. Free radicals are gotten from such things as smoking, alcohol, pollution and even sunlight which can result in premature ageing and inhibit diseases in the body.
Fruit helps to neutralize these free radicals by producing what is known as antioxidants.
With this in consideration it’s not hard to see why more fruit and veg can play such a beneficial role in not just your overall health and well-being but also to your goals to lose fat.
The only problem with fruit and in particular veg is that they can, on occasion, be difficult and fussy to eat.
For example, pealing an orange in work may not seem too much hassle but realistically most people just pass on it due to the time it takes, the initial bitter taste and also the juice which occasionally shoots into your eyes.
The same can said for many other fruits such as large watermelons, grapes which have to be washed prior to eating and even apples which can be a nightmare for people with dental problems.
Unfortunately, the most convenient and at the same time, on of the least beneficial fruits for losing fat is the banana. This is due to the high carb, starchy nature of this particular fruit or herb as it's technically known.
With these dilemmas in consider it becomes clear why smoothies may be just the thing for you. You can get anywhere up to your five fruit and veg per day in your smoothie which goes to show how positive an impact they can make on your health.
Despite what people may think, freshly squeezed fruit (not cartoned fruit juice!) is as healthy as eating a piece of raw fruit out of your hand.
[NOTE: Replace your morning or afternoon coffee with one of the low fat smoothie recipes listed below!]
Tips for Low fat smoothies recipes
Throw some ice cubes in the blender with your mix to give a cool refreshing taste.
Don’t go overboard with fruit and vegetables thinking you’re really healthy, Stick to 5-7 fruit and vegetable portions per day.
Unfortunately newly squeezed juice doesn't stay fresh for long so be sure to consume it on the day!
The carbohydrate and protein values per serving (300mls) are indicated under the recipe.
150g natural yogurt
300mls pineapple juice
Makes 650mls; 40g Carbs, 5g protein per 300ml
Strawberry and Pineapple
150mls pineapple juice
150g low fat strawberry yogurt
Makes 400mls; 40g Carbs, 6g protein per 300mls
150g low fat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoons drinking chocolate powder
150mls low fat milk
Makes 400mls; 50g Carbs, 9g protein per 300mls
Cranberry and Mango
200mls cranberry juice
150g low fat peach yogurt
Makes 550mls; 50g Carbs, 4g protein per 300mls
Peach and Orange
400g tinned peaches in natural juice
150g low fat peach or apricot yogurt
200mls orange juice
A little honey
Makes 750mls; 35g Carbs, 4g protein per 300mls
Banana and Almond
2 ripe bananas
450mls low fat milk
40g ground almonds
Pinch of ground cinnamon
A little honey
Makes 700mls; 35g Carbs, 11g protein per 300mls
Banana and Peanut Butter
300mls low fat milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
Makes 400mls; 30g Carbs, 12g protein per 300mls
150g low fat apricot yogurt
150mls low fat milk
Makes 500mls; 30g Carbs, 7g protein per 300mls
Kiwi, Melon and Passion fruit
2 kiwi fruits
200mls passion fruit juice
Makes 620mls; 30g Carbs, 2g protein per 300mls
Orange, Raspberry and Blueberry
2 tablespoons natural yogurt
300mls orange juice
Makes 620mls; 30g Carbs, 4g protein per 300mls
Blackberry and Grape
300mls purple grape juice
3 tablespoons low fat fromage frais
1 teaspoon honey
Makes 500mls; 30g Carbs, 4g protein per 300mls
Prune, Apple and Cinnamon
Dash of ground cinnamon
350mls apple juice
3 tablespoons natural yogurt
Makes 500mls; 40g Carbs, 4g protein per 300mls
200mls low fat milk
200g low fat vanilla yogurt
Makes 550mls; 30g Carbs, 8g protein per 300mls
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