If you choose to drink smoothies every morning, you’re guaranteed to find a smoothie recipe for every day of the week for a straight year (if not more). But if your goal is to make smoothies that will enhance weight loss benefits and boost your metabolism, it’s important to consider each and every ingredient that goes into your blender.
And to choose wisely — especially when it comes to ingredients that add sweetness to your cup.
This is the one anti-inflammatory smoothie that basically flushes belly fat for a smaller stomach, according to nutritionists.
All too many people make the mistake of assuming smoothies are really healthy (and many are), but that they’re also low in calories. Meanwhile, a number of store-bought smoothies use ingredients like fruit juice and even frozen yogurt that are incredibly high in sugar and calories and are not the best when it comes to weight loss or fat burning.
Your best bet is to make your smoothie at home or be very specific at a store about what you want included — and discarded — from your smoothie.
This DIY smoothie idea is a great one.
This 5-ingredient smoothie has all of the makings of a special, fat-burning smoothie thanks to two components: green veggies (which are lower in sugar than fruits) and matcha green tea powder.
Matcha green tea powder has a number of health benefits that surpass even those you’ll find in ordinary green tea. it’s extremely high in antioxidants and catechins, which have been found in studies to boost your metabolism. Beyond its weight loss benefits, matcha has a special catechin called EGCG that protects your cells and can even help prevent cancer, according to Healthline.
This delicious and healthy Matcha Green Tea Smoothie recipe is so simply to make — and is 100 percent vegan and creamy, thanks to its use of coconut milk instead of dairy.
Ready to give it a try? Round up these five ingredients and get started:
Matcha green tea powder
Light coconut milk