A fresh smoothie may taste too good to be healthy. But, with carefully chosen ingredients, this creation-of-the-blender proves to benefit both your health and your fat loss goals.
Unfortunately, leftover smoothie tends to be discarded, which is a waste of both your money and your time shopping for all those ingredients.
Grabbing a smoothie from your favorite local chain isn’t likely to be a healthy choice, as these nutrient-filled beverages bought in most chains can sometimes boast over 100 grams of sugar.
So, what are you to do?
Fortunately, homemade smoothies can be quick and easy while coming in a perfect-for-one, eight ounce portion.
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Why Drink a Personal Smoothie
- Even single serve portions boast mighty returns in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Healthy ingredient smoothies fit your daily nutrition plan while winning in the fight against weight.
- Fresh fruit packs nutritional punch, but frozen may be substituted. Just be sure to check the label, and avoid those frozen fruits with added sugars or chemicals. No canned fruit!
- When you personalize your homemade smoothies to fit your taste buds, the more you like the taste the more you’d be encouraged to keep this healthy habit. Keeping such a healthy nutrition habit is a great way to control your weight and improve your overall health.
So, what makes a healthy, simple, one person smoothie?
The basics of construction include a:
To stick with your fat loss goals, drop only one fruit into your blender. The benefits of fruit blind us to the fact that they contain natural sugars which spike blood sugar and sabotage fat loss efforts.
1-3 types of vegetables
If vegetables are not a palette favorite, throwing them into a smoothie mix camouflages their flavor, while still giving you fiber, phytonutrients and more. Think greens (dandelion, spinach and kale) for added nutritional punch.
Superfood of your choice
This is especially recommended if you'd like to enjoy a nutritional kick!
You can boost your smoothies with superfoods such as chia seeds, maca and goji berries that contribute nutrients which fight disease, increase energy and help you lose weight. Consider options which also add fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
While water offers a calorie-free smoothie base option, Greek yogurt and coconut milk may be substituted for a thicker result. These ingredients add protein along with health and weight loss properties.
To learn more about how to make a perfect smoothie each and every time, go to our Smoothie Making Guide here.
Our Top 5 Single Serve Smoothie Recipes
For all the recipes below, blend ingredients starting with the water until smooth.
The best part?
Each recipe equals one serving with no calculating so you are on your way fast to enjoying a smoothie and the rest of your day!
Please understand that while smoothies offer on-the-go nutrition for the busy, I am not advocating a smoothie-only diet or claiming a magic bullet.
Incorporating this drink into an overall healthy lifestyle boosts your efforts to lose weight and feel great throughout the day.
Ready to get started?
Grab that blender and whip up one of these tasty smoothie blends in no time. And, be sure to let us know what you think below!
Also, feel free to share this article so that anyone who struggles and needs encouragement to stick with a healthy eating plan amid a busy lifestyle. After all, we need comrades in this war to lose weight and keep it healthy.