The Best Healthy Post Workout Smoothie Recipe for Weight Loss
Who doesn’t love a good smoothie recipe? They’re an easy way to get all the healthy, flat belly ingredients you need to help you detox your body before the end of bikini season. And it’s the best solution for a quick, healthy matcha breakfast in the morning or as a post-workout cool down after a good sweat session. Packed with refreshing berry fruits and muscle building protein, this easy smoothie recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds and will give you the boost you need to help you in your weight loss goals.
Shefit Matcha Berry Smoothie for Weight Loss
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or whichever nut milk you prefer)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons plant based protein powder
- 1 Tablespoon matcha powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- coconut flakes
- In a blender, blend the nut milk, blueberries, banana, strawberries, coconut oil, protein powder, matcha, cinnamon, ginger, and salt until smooth.
- Pour into two glasses.
- Sprinkle with coconut flakes for extra prettiness!
- Drink immediately.
So why are these ingredients your best bet for weight loss? Read on to find out!
Bananas are an important addition to any smoothie because of their smooth texture and low calorie count. They can also help with your weight loss efforts as they have been proven to reduce belly bloat and increase bloat-fighting gut bacteria. Bananas also have soluble fiber, which can relieve or prevent constipation. A good source of fiber and potassium, bananas should always have a place in your smoothie recipes.
Blueberries are a delicious addition to your smoothie and are a healthy choice too. They’re packed with vitamin C, potassium and powerful antioxidants to help you reduce belly fat and keep up with your weight loss goals. They’re also full of belly filling fiber to keep your digestive system going. They are least expensive--from May through October.
Cinnamon isn’t just a flavor enhancer for your favorite smoothie or baking recipes. It is also chock full of polyphenols - micronutrients that have been proven to reduce belly bloat. There’s also evidence that cinnamon can have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels which could, in turn, help to curb your appetite.
4. Coconut Oil
It might not seem like a common smoothie ingredient, but coconut oil is an ideal mix-in due to its neutral flavor and ability to help torch belly fat. Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids that can have a powerful effect on your metabolism.
5. Plant Based Protein Powder
Adding protein powder to your smoothie is a great and easy way to get muscle building protein while helping you feel full at the same time. An increase in lean muscle will help you burn more fat thus helping with your weight loss goals. Look for a plant based protein powder free from whey, casein and other dairy based ingredients as they will increase bloating.
Not only is matcha a delicious addition to any smoothie, it also comes packed with proven weight loss benefits. Matcha has thermogenic properties that promote oxidation of fat and help the body burn more calories. Matcha can also enhance your exercise performance and help to speed up recovery after high-intensity interval training – both of which can also help with weight loss.
Ginger adds tons of flavor to any smoothie but did you know it can also help keep your weight under control? It’s an amazing natural anti-inflammatory and an all-star digestive aid. It soothes the digestive system and relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract, which can relieve bloating. Ginger helps keep you feeling full, which in turn, can help curb your cravings and your urge to overeat.
Strawberries are great for controlling blood sugar by slowing the breakdown of carbs into sugar. They also encourage the production of the fat-burning and metabolic hormones adiponectin and leptin, resulting in a higher metabolic rate which can then lead to more weight loss.
So head to the grocery store, pick up your favorite smoothie ingredients and make yourself a healthy and delicious detox smoothie for breakfast or as a post-workout snack. Packed full of nutrition with mouth-watering fruit and muscle-building protein, your body is sure to thank you!
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