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4 Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies Nutritionists Say Basically Blast Belly Fat

June 8, 2019 by Jayla Andrulonis
shefinds | Food

Smoothies can be a powerful ally in your quest to lose weight when you’re mindful of their ingredients but more often than not, store-bought options are loaded with added sugars and preservatives. If you’re trying to shed some winter weight before swimsuit season is officially upon us, these fat-burning smoothie blends are a tasty place to start!

By taking the blending into your own kitchen, you can be sure to know exactly what’s inside and stay on track toward your diet goals.

We took the guesswork out of it and rounded up four anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes sure to rev up your body’s fat-burning ability:

"The Wake Up Call"

 

Ingredients:
- ½ cup frozen mixed berries

- Handful of spinach

- 8 oz unsweetened almond milk

- 1 scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder

 

Kristin Reisinger, MS, RD, CSSD, shared this recipe with Eat This, Not That! saying that, “combining a low-calorie, non-dairy smoothie first thing in the morning with a roughly even portion of high-quality protein and good carbs is a great start to anyone looking to lose weight and be healthy.” Sounds good to us!

Detox Green Smoothie

 

Ingredients: 

- Apple cider vinegar

- Spinach

- Lime Juice

- Greek yogurt 

- Avocado

- Pear

- Ice cubes

 

Packed full of anti-inflammatory superstars like leafy greens, apple cider vinegar, and yogurt, this recipe is basically a reset for your body's metabolism! Avocados add healthy fats that help to lower cholesterol and boost fat-burning. 

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

- Frozen banana

- Blueberries

- Spinach

- Almond butter

- Almond milk 

- Cayenne 

 

With a kick of cayenne, this smoothie will spike up your body's fat-burning ability! If cayenne isn't your thing, turmeric is listed as an alternative sure to give the same health benefits. 

Cinnamon Chocolate Maca Madness Smoothie 

 

Ingredients:

- 1 oz baby spinach
- 1/2 avocado 
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice

 

Cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory and studies have shown the benefits of daily cinnamon consumption include lowered blood sugar and a seriously boosted metabolism!

 

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Jayla is a SheFinds editorial contributor with an enthusiasm for covering the latest news in the intersecting worlds of style, beauty, and wellness. She holds strong in her belief that leopard print is actually a neutral, and can most often be found with a coffee in hand. You can reach her at [email protected]

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