courtesy Chef Jason Roberts “All of these ingredients are nutrient powerhouses that work together to jumpstart your metabolism and keep you satisfied. Avocados are full of healthy fats that keep you feeling full longer; cucumbers also work to keep you full with their hydrating properties. Kiwis are excellent sources of dietary fiber which aid in digestion, and kale includes a combination of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus it’s so easy to make just puree in an upright blender (I love the BELLA Rocket Blender),” says Chef Jason Roberts.
- 1 cup almond, rice, or soymilk
- 2 leaves of kale
- 1/2 a green apple
- 3-inch piece of cucumber
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 kiwi fruit, skin removed
Blend all ingredients until smooth. If you’re looking for more weight loss smoothies in the morning, check out these 8 easy breakfast smoothies.
Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake
courtesy Paul Salter MS RD
“The high-protein, high-fiber profile of this creamy smoothie makes it an excellent choice when you’re battling hunger during your weight loss journey. Both protein and fiber slow down digestion and promote satiety signals to be sent to the brain. Together, well, let’s just say food will be off your mind for the next few hours—unless like me you enjoy the smoothie too much and cannot wait to have it again!” –Paul Salter, MS, RD, and former nutrition editor of Bodybuilding.com. Here’s how to stop late-night eating.
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 medium frozen banana
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
- 3-5 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Paul Biryukov/Shutterstock “Grapefruit is great for burning stored fat and reducing cellulite. All ingredients are high in fiber and nutrient dense, which will keep you feeling full longer,” says Diana Stobo, author and healthy lifestyle expert.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 large chard leaf (or 3 small)
- 1 green apple, cored and stemmed
- 3 stalks celery
- Juice of 1 grapefruit
- 1 banana
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Like these weight loss smoothies? Try these 6 yummy smoothies for adults and kids.