This low calorie smoothie contains green tea, which stimulates fat loss via substances called catechins, while lowering cholesterol. At 46 calories per serving, you will burn more calories digesting this smoothie than you will absorb from it. The apple mellows the spicy flavor of the watercress while the mint enhances the green tea tanginess. Try our green tea weight loss smoothie recipe as an appetizer or a pre-workout thirst quencher. Check out this exhaustive list of greatness in this smoothie: it is a good source of calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamin B6. It is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Lemon curd is a sweet, lemony condiment made from sugar, eggs, butter and lemon juice that can be very high in calories and fat. However, if you use the recommended serving size of one tablespoon (as we did in this smoothie recipe), it will not put you over your calorie or fat limit, and it will add a little bit of a creamy satisfying texture. The raspberries provide natural sugars and antioxidants, and the green tea will pep you up in the afternoon due to its naturally occurring caffeine. Oh, and did we mention the myriad of studies proving that green tea prolongs life by preventing disease? Enjoy!
This smoothie recipe is a little nontraditional and contains the commercial beverage Red Bull with caffeine and taurine, which have been shown in some studies to enhance athletic performance and to improve concentration. One of nature’s most abundant energy sources are carbohydrates, so to enhance the energy beverage, this recipe includes fruits that are high in carbs. Also, water is important to keep blood pressure up and blood flowing, so the fruits in this smoothie are also high in water. Red Bull contains added B vitamins, which enhance cellular energy production. You will not believe how good this smoothie tastes!
Wheat grass can be purchased as a juice or powder, or you can grow it yourself and trim it to use in smoothie recipes and other dishes such as soup, salad or stir fry. It has been shown in studies to help heal ulcerative colitis, a severe inflammatory disease of the large intestine, specifically the colon. It has also been shown to protect cells during chemotherapy. Both wheat grass and green tea are chock full of antioxidants to rid your body of free radicals and protect your youth. This green smoothie recipe will be one of your favorites, and your body will thank you!
This smoothie recipe tastes great with our without rum. A mildly sweet creamy treat, the coconut milk provides medium chain triglycerides or MCT oil to protect your heart and provide sustained energy for working out or just living. Although MCT oil is healthier than other oils, it is still fat, which is high in calories. Think of this smoothie recipe as a treat and know that your body is able to burn most of the fat for energy rather than storing it in adipose tissue below the skin. Fuel your workouts of mind, body and/or soul with the banana coconut cream smoothie!
This nutritious smoothie incorporates super greens along with fruit and coconut milk to provide a potent dose of antioxidants. Kale and spinach are super heroes of the vegetable world providing everything your cells need to function optimally. Coconut milk is high in medium-chain triglycerides, fats that provides energy for the body, and does not accumulate in the organs. Fat also provides a feeling of fullness, so this smoothie is really a meal in itself.
This recipe should taste like a Starbucks Coffee Frappucino with a hint of frozen bananas. The type of coffee you use shouldn't matter, feel free to experiment with your own flavors and brands. Our coffee smoothie recipe is one of the only recipes we have that has a significant amount of caffeine, so you'll get the benefits of increased mental focus without all the guilt of spending 5 dollars at Starbucks!