Browsing: Green Weight Loss Smoothies

Popping into a juice bar for a cold cup of extruded kale juice may be all the rage, but when it comes to both nutritional impact and weight-loss power, juices can’t hold a candle to smoothies.

  • First, most commercial juices use apple juice, which is a high-sugar, low-nutrient base. (Most of the nutritional impact of an apple is in its skin, not the white pulp where most of the juice is extracted from.)
  • Second, juicing strips all the natural fiber out of produce: the rough stuff is what makes it good.
  • And third, juices lack fat and protein; without these crucial elements, you’re getting no fat-burning, metabolism-boosting benefits.

Next time you want to drink your veggies, blend up one of these seriously nutritious recipes from the book Zero Belly Smoothies.

All recipes make one serving.

Pick up a stalk of celery and wash it in cold water. Pour the smoothie into a glass and insert the stem. That way you’ll be eating extra veggies, chewing them will stimulate digestion AND of course the stems make the…

Due to their low calorie content (about 40 kcal per fruit), kiwis are perfect for losing weight. They also have little fat but lots of fiber. As a result, kiwis keep you full for longer! To make matters worse, they also…

With such a low protein count, this smoothie wouldn’t qualify as a meal replacement, but it does pair well with an omelet, as the nutritionists suggest. Serves 3. 1 frozen, very ripe banana 1 Tbsp fresh parsley (or cilantro) ¾…