It seems that most of my favorite smoothies are made with yogurt or milk.  I was therefore concerned that in drinking weight-reducing smoothies I might be losing out on calcium by removing these ingredients.  However, Tracy Russell at Incredible Smoothies put me straight by pointing out that leafy green vegetables contain a large amount of calcium and I should not worry about having green smoothies as part of a healthy diet.

Tip 1: Tracy recommends using water or plant milks and says …GreatWeightlossSmoothies3_web

While it might be tempting to use milk or yogurt, I don’t recommend using these foods in green smoothies. You can get a lot of calcium from the leafy greens that you add. Use 2-3 cups of dandelion greens or kale along with oranges, kiwifruit, figs and a tablespoon of chia seeds to make a smoothie that has more calcium than a glass of milk.

Tip2. Another tip that caught my eye was to include a ‘pinch of healthy fat’.  I don’t know about you but I always thought to exclude fat when you want to lose weight.

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Source: Incredible Smoothies