A beginner’s guide to Smoothies & Weight Loss – Smoothie Recipes

First and foremost, Happy New Year!

I guess like me you are thinking, New Year – New Me? Well I believe you are in the right place!

Last year I was introduced to world of Smoothies/Juicing and I absolutely love it! I believe it is a sure-fire way of injecting essentials nutrients into your body quickly and efficiently, whilst aiding a healthy weight loss.

So what’s the difference between a smoothie and a juice? A smoothie is made with a blender which retains the pulp and a Juice is made with a Juicer which removes the pulp. Either way, they are just as good.

I began my journey last spring, whereby I replaced at least one meal per day with a smoothie/juice and the remainder of my meals were “clean” by that I mean fresh, unprocessed and organic as much as possible.

Alongside this I exercised for at least one hour per day five days a week, I lost 14 lbs within 4 weeks, need I say more.

In those 4 weeks I experimented with all different types of ingredients to create the perfect smoothie. I invested in a Nutribullet which allowed me to create perfectly smooth well smoothies.

The aim is to make sure you get a variety of nutrients into your smoothie and always aim to have one type of green for every creation. I began with Spinach and slowly worked my way up to Kale etc. You then add either water, coconut water or almond milk and most importantly ice cubes to make your smoothie cool and palatable. Bananas and Avocado make for a creamier smoothie.

I have listed a few of my favourite smoothie recipes below:

Berry & Peanut Blast:

  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup of Frozen Summerfruits
  • 2 tsp of Organic Peanut Butter
  • 250ml Almond Milk

Tropical Punch:

  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 1 medium Banana
  • 1/2 a medium Mango
  • 1/4 of a fresh Pineapple
  • 250ml Coconut Water

Green Nutrition:

  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Kale
  • 1 medium Celery stick
  • 1 medium Apple
  • Juice of half a Lime
  • 250ml Coconut Water

Choco Hit:

  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp Dark Coco Powder
  • 250ml Almond Milk

Join me next week when I share an exciting new healthy subscription box! For now, Happy Blasting!

*I would like to say most importantly, I am Not a Health Nutritionist and I do not hold any qualifications along those lines..What I put on here is my personal experiences and views*

 

x Lucy x

4 thoughts on “A beginner’s guide to Smoothies & Weight Loss – Smoothie Recipes”

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Blueberry Protein Smoothie- There is no better way to start your day than with a high protein smoothie.

pirateball.com

I ve lost 40 pounds but I refuse to give up taste to lose weight, I ve found very flavorful healthy recipes to keep me going so I don t want to invest in green smoothies and regret because of the taste.

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As a beginner it is important not to weight train for more than four days a week and no more than an hour at a time.

    lucy

    Thank you for commenting, I am and was not a beginner in weight training. I spent 3/5 weight training, the other 2 days were gentle cardio/aerobic sessions.

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