7 (of 8). Spinach

A mild-tasting green, throw in a big bunch of baby spinach (kale works too). You’ll be increasing the fibre to help you stay full and to also prevent constipation, which won’t help you lose weight but will make your belly look flatter. Mix up this chocolate banana cashew smoothie, and aside from spinach, it’s also made with chocolate soy milk to satisfy your sweet tooth and to prevent you from devouring a high-calorie dessert bomb later.

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie


3 oz. nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 avocado
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup chocolate soy milk
1/8 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup water

For garnish:
3 dark chocolate chips

Recipe coming up on Next Page: Cherry Berry Ginger Smoothie