Want to learn how to make green smoothies to burn fat, boost your energy levels, build muscle and so much more? Then you are in the right place.
You might have heard the buzz about smoothies. Smoothies are simple drinks made up from a cocktail of different fruits and vegetables, often with a liquid and some kind of creamy base thrown in for good measures.
Smoothies taste delicious. And what’s more, is that they also contain a ton of goodness in the form of vitamins and minerals that are missing from our diets too often these days.
By simply adding a convenient smoothie to your diet and having this once a day, you can massively increase your overall health, your body composition and your immunity and energy!
Choose Your Weapon of Choice
The first thing you will need of course is a smoothie maker or a blender. This is what you are going to use to mush up your ingredients into a pulp and of course you need something powerful to ensure this can be done quickly and easily.
You will also wnat to think about how easy the smoothie will be to dispense and to wash afterward. The Nutribullet is a very popular product right now because it allows you to simply remove the top of your blender to take with you as a bottle!
Next, you need to choose a liquid. This is of course what will make your smoothie runny and what will make it a drink. The more liquid you add, the runnier your smoothie will be of course and this comes down to personal preference. The norm is to add somewhere between 1-2 cups.
Good examples of liquids include juices, water, milk, ice and even tea. There are different benefits of each, so have a long hard think about which you want to try and how this will go with the other ingredients you have planned.
The next part is the base. This is the ‘main ingredient’ and it is what is going to provide the consistency of your smoothie – i.e. what will make it smooth!
You need to choose something that has the right creaminess while also offering a good flavor (as this will likely be the most overriding flavor in the drink) and also lots of health benefits.Popular choices include banana, mango, peach, avocado, yogurt and ice!
The Fruits And Vegetables
From there, it’s then a matter of picking your fruits and vegetables! You can do this yourself and simply think about what is likely to work and what isn’t that likely to work against the base and liquid you’ve chosen.
Otherwise, you might choose your fruits based on the different nutritional properties they can offer you.
If you aren’t willing to experiment on your own, then of course you can grab a copy of our 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse ebook instead. There are plenty of delicious recipes and information inside so you shouldn’t be stuck for inspiration for too long!
Finally, consider a few different extras to give your smoothie that extra kick. You can add garnishes for instance or even nuts to make it pretty, or how about sweetening it with a little honey?
Fat Burning Smoothie Recipe
How can a smoothie filled with sugar possibly help you to lose weight? Read the ingredients and then we’ll get down to the mechanics of how this one works…
The key ingredients are:
Firstly, this is a vegetable smoothie that will provide you with much less sugar for each glass and thereby be less likely to lead to fat storage. This is one for those who are worried about their teeth too!
Meanwhile, the apple that is present will provide you with vitamin C. Vitamin C is important because – as we’ve seen – it can increase serotonin. What we didn’t mention about serotonin though, is that it helps to suppress the appetite!
Meanwhile, the macha tea, ground cayenne pepper and lemon juice are all thermogenic to some extent. That means they actually raise your metabolism to help you burn more calories throughout the day.
If you can use this smoothie instead of having your regular breakfast, you should find it does a ton of good to help you burn through calories.
This is especially true if you have it within 30 minutes of waking up – the spinach will supply you with a good amount of protein and studies show that consuming protein as soon as you wake up can lead to weight loss!