Friday, February 21, 2014

Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

By Susan Field

Healthy smoothie recipes have the power to improve our digestive health and invigorate our entire body. Many of the natural ingredients will help you lose weight.

Fresh natural whole fruits and vegetables contain an array of important vitamins and minerals that are essential for optimum health.

Making a smoothie from fruits and vegetables breaks down the plant cells and releases the plant energy that is beneficial to health and makes them accessible to the digestion.

To make healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss, incorporate those foods that are lower on the GI index. This is a measure of how sugary a food is.

This is a great way to enjoy healthy smoothies that are low on sugar. Including green vegetables and whole fruits makes sure that adequate quantities of beneficial soluble and insoluble fibre prevent the rapid uptake of fructose sugar from the fruit. Lowering your body's production of insulin means it is difficult for your body to make fat.

Another important tip for making a smoothie for weight loss is to make sure the proportion of vegetables to fruits is in an advantageous range.

For example a ratio of 60% Vegetables to 40% Fruit is ideal for a weight loss.

Keeping the fruit content low will mean that you can enjoy fuller flavours and get the maximum benefit from organic green vegetables in your diet.

TIP: Rather than having a smoothie between meals, opt for a green smoothie as a meal replacement. Eating a green smoothie on an empty stomach will be beneficial because the digestion will be primed and ready to absorb all the powerful plant based nutrients.

Following the meal replacement method is a clever way to incorporate more natural whole foods into your daily diet. Following a liquid diet plan that is designed for weight loss will still allow you to eat a healthy evening meal.

Taking this approach will make it easier to incorporate healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss into your normal daily routine.

In order to prevent hunger between meals it is however important to ad foods that contain beneficial fats or sources of protein. Doing this helps you feel full for longer.

I would always recommend buying organic fruit and vegetables where possible as they contain much higher quantities of beneficial ingredients for health and weight loss.

There are many great free resources that offer recipes that are ideally designed to achieve weight loss. Please visit my website below for further reference and to download recipes.

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