In today’s fast paced lifestyle, we all need simple things done fast and easy, especially when you’re trying to prepare a smoothie. Here’s how you can make at home a simple and delicious green smoothie recipe that will also help lose some extra pounds in a healthier way.
When it comes to smoothies this particular recipe is so rich in nutrients and fibers that will make your stomach feel full, so you won’t have to turn to junk food in those moments of weakness.
Spinach provides an excellent source of antioxidants in this smoothie (helps in the detoxification process), with a high content of protein, fiber and iron. Certain Swedish researchers have demonstrated that it also reduces food cravings such as sweets and junk food. This recipe also includes green apple, with high content of fibers and polyphenols that are excellent for slimming. Pineapple improves metabolism and increases the fat burning rate of the body. Cucumber is another effective ingredient for the weight loss process that adds volume to the smoothie without the fat and calories. In addition, you can increase the fiber content of this smoothie with flax seeds that contain Omega-3 fatty acids that enhance satiety and improve the health of your digestive system.
- 1 handful of spinach (approx. 200 grams)
- 1 plain yogurt, low fat
- 1 pineapple
- 1 green apple
- 1 cucumber
- flax seeds
- ice cubes
- a blender
Start by adding one handful of spinach and 1/2 or 1 cup of yogurt in a blender. Add a chopped apple (be sure to remove the seeds) and half of a cucumber cut into small pieces. Add some parsley and 1 table spoon of flax seeds. Blend for about 1 minute. Add a couple of ice cubes. Blend again. Pour into a glass and consume this delicious smoothie to lose weight in a healthy way. Can be stored in a refrigerator up to 24 hours, but its recommended to consume as soon as possible because it loses nutrients.