Most of us could do with help to reach or maintain our goal weight, and anything that gets us there faster is good news, wouldn’t you agree?  So I’ve got some good news for you!

In Leta Shy’s (PopSugar Fitness) recent article she lists 7 ingredients to include in your slimming smoothie recipes. One effective strategy is to make sure you get enough weight-loss friendly elements into your diet. For example, fiber which can fill you up and stave off the hunger pangs for longer.

Each of the slimming smoothie ingredients in Leta’s list are a great way to do just that. Indeed, if your diet is lacking sufficient nutrients, adding a daily smoothie can help immensely. Toss any of these seven ingredients into your next smoothie along with your favorite fruits to get their nutritional benefits without having to put up with veggie flavors your don’t enjoy..

Here’s the first 4 of Leta’s 7 slimming smoothie ingredients list…

1. Broccoli

broccoliThe fiber-rich vegetable helps keep you full without changing the taste of even your favorite smoothie combinations. You can use raw broccoli or steam it quickly first for a smoother consistency. This 330-calorie peanut butter, broccoli, and strawberry smoothie will keep you full throughout the morning.

2. Chia seeds

chia-seedsIf you’re looking to start the day right, add a tablespoon of chia seeds to every smoothie. The high-fiber seeds are also a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3s, so you’ll feel full and ready to take on your morning. This berry chia seed smoothie recipe masks the taste and texture of chia seeds if you’re not a fan.

3. Green tea

green-tea02Want a little energy boost in your smoothie? Add strong, cold green tea to any smoothie instead of water for a subtle caffeinated pick-me-up. We like the refreshing taste of this green tea, cinnamon, and honey smoothie.

4. Flaxseed

flaxseedFor a smoothie that’s got heft, add some flaxseeds to the mix. High in omega-3s and fiber, flax helps promote bone health, lowers cholesterol, and keeps your digestive system healthy. The healthy fats in flaxseeds also help relieve inflammation. Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your next smoothie; you can make this overnight flaxseed, apple, and cinnamon smoothie ahead of time so you can grab and go in the morning.


For details of the remaining 3 slimming smoothie ingredients see Leta’s original article here: Leta Shy PopSugar Fitness

Photo courtesy Leta Shy PopSugar Fitness

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