Written by Drew S., CHC, AADP, Certified Health Coach
Green smoothies are becoming more popular every day as a way for women to lose weight, boost energy, and look years younger. A smoothie is typically made by combining fruit, vegetable, or both with a liquid. The liquid is usually water, but you can also use juice and milk.
Smoothies are usually consumed as a meal replacement or part of a weight-loss plan. Studies have shown that smoothies can boost energy and help with weight loss, but the most important thing to know is that it’s up to you if you want to use them as such.
In other words, smoothies are an easy way for women to incorporate more fruit into their diet every day and help with weight loss.
There are various types of smoothies. For example, there are fruit smoothies, including only fruit, yogurt-based smoothies, and green smoothies. The health benefits of each type vary depending on the ingredients used.
The great news is that just about everyone who drinks green smoothies loses weight. In fact, most people who follow the Smoothie Diet Weight Loss Program report up to 3-8 pounds weight loss in their first week!
A significant benefit of Green Smoothies is weight loss. Keep in mind that not all smoothies are created equal, however. Some are very healthy while others, not so much. An excellent green smoothie includes lots of leafy greens and other vegetables, whole fruits such as a banana or apple, and water for weight loss. Avoid adding dairy, such as milk or yogurt, as these add unnecessary fats and calories and irritate your digestive system.
One primary weight loss guideline is to increase your intake of vegetables, healthy fiber, and fruits. Green smoothies offer a quick and convenient method for this, AND they are super fast and easy to make. Just throw everything in a blender for a few seconds, pour it in a travel cup, and you are ready to go. The fiber helps you feel full, reducing the urge for unhealthy snacks between meals.
If you make it suitable, your smoothie is a perfect meal replacement. To do this, you need to add healthy fats and plant-based proteins, which help you feel full and get the nutrients your body needs with fewer calories. Click here for some helpful guidelines and recipes for boosters to turn your green smoothie into a healthy meal replacement option that will help you shed those extra pounds.
The fruits and vegetables alkalinize your system, cleansing toxins from your organs and blood. As your body releases toxins, you not only feel better, but you’re your organs run at optimum level. Your body processes and digests more effectively. You absorb nutrients better, helping you feel more satisfied and reducing cravings.
Adding the proper nutrients into your body while releasing toxins will give you a serious energy booth. You feel better. More energy also boosts your metabolism, so you burn more calories. With all the responsibilities you juggle every day, won’t it be great to have the power to manage it all and still have some leftovers for fun? You can play with the kids, have some fun with your spouse, or add in some quality time for yourself.
What? How is a smoothie going to do that? Well, first, you are making a conscious choice to do something good for yourself. It is a decision you can feel good about. Instead of grabbing something quick that you know is bad for you and will make you feel icky, you can make a quick smoothy and drink it on the go, knowing you are nourishing yourself by putting healthy food into your body. Second, as your body releases all the toxins it’s been storing up, you feel better in your body. And, of course, as you drop excess weight, you will feel better about yourself and your body. It’s an all-around win-win.
Antioxidants are nature’s magic pill for bringing out your natural beauty. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants. This, combined with the detoxification benefits of green smoothies, leads to clear, glowing skin, stronger nails, and lustrous, healthy hair. They help reduce or eliminate eczema and other skin conditions.
The daily practice of using green smoothies is the best way to get clearer skin, but the nutrients in green smoothies also help increase collagen production, creating firmer skin and looking younger. Strawberries, oranges, and apples are good choices to mix on a smoothie.
Plus, the antioxidants in green smoothies help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, and vitamins and minerals help keep your skin healthy and looking young.
When you think about boosting your immune system, the first thing that comes to mind is likely not green smoothies. However, green smoothies are an excellent way to improve your overall health and help keep your immune system functioning well.
Green smoothies are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help protect your body from infection and illness. In addition, green smoothies are a great source of fiber, which can help keep your digestive system healthy.
All that fiber is great for clearing out your digestive tract. This alone has wonderful health benefits as your health starts in your gut. A clear and healthy digestive tract brings less bloating, reduced weight, improved toxin elimination, stronger immune system, increased mental clarity, and more energy.
Adding healthy green smoothies into your diet is a quick and easy, all-natural way for busy women to improve their health and lose weight. Many delicious recipes are quick and easy to make and won’t break the bank. Whether you are just trying to lose the last 5-10 lbs or lose 30 lbs or more, I encourage you to watch this FREE video presentation and try my Smoothie Diet Program to see how effective detox is smoothies for weight loss can be.
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