Weight Loss Smoothies A Healthy Diet With Fruit

Weight Loss Smoothies

Simple and convenient low fat smoothies recipes to assist you and your fat burning workout plan!

Weight Loss SmoothiesIt 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.

Why Fruit?

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.

Free Radicals

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!

Smoothie Recipes

The carbohydrate and protein values per serving (300mls) are indicated under the recipe.

Tropical Fruit

1 banana

100g mango

150g natural yogurt

300mls pineapple juice

Makes 650mls; 40g Carbs, 5g protein per 300ml

Strawberry and Pineapple

150g strawberries

150mls pineapple juice

150g low fat strawberry yogurt

Makes 400mls; 40g Carbs, 6g protein per 300mls

Chocolate Banana

1 banana

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

200g 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

1 banana

300mls low fat milk

1 tablespoon peanut butter

Makes 400mls; 30g Carbs, 12g protein per 300mls


200g apricots

150g low fat apricot yogurt

150mls low fat milk

Makes 500mls; 30g Carbs, 7g protein per 300mls

Kiwi, Melon and Passion fruit

300g watermelon

2 kiwi fruits

200mls passion fruit juice

Makes 620mls; 30g Carbs, 2g protein per 300mls

Orange, Raspberry and Blueberry

50g raspberries

50g blueberries

1 banana

2 tablespoons natural yogurt

300mls orange juice

Makes 620mls; 30g Carbs, 4g protein per 300mls

Blackberry and Grape

125g blackberries

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

65g prunes

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

150g strawberries

Makes 550mls; 30g Carbs, 8g protein per 300mls

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