How To Make A Smoothie With A Perfect Amount Of Calories

April 28, 2017

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All healthy weight-loos plans and balanced diets require some form of a healthy and delicious smoothie in the morning.

Now, as store-bought smoothies are almost always nothing more than sugar bombs disguised as ‘healthy’ breakfast cups, we suggest you make your own.

However, if you do opt for home-made smoothies, you will want to avoid adding too many calories to your delicious breakfast drink.

In order to do just that, simply follow these simple rules to make your perfect smoothie.

1. Always Use Whole Fruit

If you want your smoothie to be genuinely healthy, make sure you use whole fruits rather than store-bought juices. Even those “100% fruit” juices that you can find on the market are not REALLY 100% fruit.

Always opt for:

  • whole fruits (for more fiber)
  • vegetables (leafy greens as they won’t affect the taste)
  • coconut water (for more electrolytes)
  • milk (for more calcium. Use 2 percent milk if possible)

Fruits & Veggies! Blend ‘em as you see ‘em!

2. Don’t Forget Protein

Protein in the morning is great if you’re looking to lose some weight. Adding protein to your breakfast smoothie will help you feel full for longer periods of time, while it will also blunt the effects of fast-digesting carbs and sugar. Just make sure you don’t add too much of it, though.

3. Whole-Grain Carbs Only

Thickening up your breakfast smoothie is a must, but you should only use whole-grain carbs. Uncooked oats are always the safest option. Just make sure you don’t use instant oats as these are usually more processed and often contain added sugar.

4. Calorie-Free Flavors

If you really must add some extra flavor to your favorite weight-loss smoothie, make sure you avoid sugary ingredients or flavored yogurts.

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