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How to Alter Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Best tips for slimmer smoothie recipes for weight loss that will last for long.

If you like smoothies and feel you want to lose weight, you don’t have to start looking for special lighter smoothie recipes.

The best is to alter your favorite ones!

Smoothies consist of berries or chopped fruit, a thickener and liquid.

All this goes in the blender and Yum! Just make sure your smoothie is non-fattening.

How to Make Non-Fattening Fruit Smoothies

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1. Let’s start with the fruits and berries:

Bananas are often used in smoothies, good choice, but not the from a calorie point of view. Bananas add more calories to your smoothie than you want.

You get almost the same result, tastewise, if you use apples, mangos or peaches instead. Berries in general also have fewer calories than bananas.

The problem with fruit is that it contains a lot of fructos/sugar. If you make your smoothie too big and drink it too fast you’re at risk of raising your blood sugar to dangerously high levels. This will most certain cause weight gain, despite the low calorie content.

When you’re altering your smoothie recipes for weight loss, use fruits with a glycemic index as low as possible. (Most fruits have a relatively high GI.)

2. Then you need a thickener:

Stay away from frozen juice concentrate as a thickener. It will raise youblood sugar levels and can cause sugar cravings later in the day.

A better choice is low-fat or fat-free yogurt, low-fat frozen yogurt, or crushed ice.

3. And finally liquid; makes everything blend smoothly.

If your favorite recipe uses fruit juice as liquid, a good alternative is flavored water until you reach your weight goal.

Or use skim milk, soy milk, or even plain water.

To add a little extra weight loss bonus to your smoothie you can spice it up with a pinch of chili. Chili has the ability to curb your appetite.

You’ll always get better weight loss results in the long run when you constantly make small changes to you eating and exercise habits. One excellent way is to make fruit smoothies a little bit different.

It’s tempting to try to lose all the extra weight in one go (we are impatient creatures, I know), but that often results in “Easy Go, Easy Come (Back)”.

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With you on the weigh,
Eva

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Updated: December 29, 2013 — 4:21 pm

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