Summer is here and the temperature is rising at an alarming rate. What is the reason behind this maddening heat? Well us of course! and by that, I meant global warming. But it is important to stay hydrated in order to survive this summer.
We have left winter far behind and now it’s time to shed those extra pounds. All the yummy cake, steak, and alcohol have started showing its result on the scales and your summer body is not ready yet. Being overweight can lead to some health problems like diabetes, a weak liver, hypertension and heart problems. In case you want to detox your system or lose a little weight, smoothies are here to help.
Food that is rich in fiber will leave you feeling full for longer periods of time and your urge to binge eat will fade eventually. A diet that is rich in protein will nourish your body and give you energy for your daily work. It is the best way to maintain your health as well as shed a couple of pounds. These smoothies will increase your metabolism rate and cleanse your system too. Here are three easy to make and must try recipes:
Banana And Orange Smoothie
The goodness of banana with the tanginess of orange will give you a refreshing burst of flavors. The recipe is easy-peasy and you won’t need any exotic ingredients. You will require:
- One banana
- One orange
- Two tablespoons of flaxseed fundamental oil
- Two tablespoons of crushed almonds
- Two figs, fresh or dried as per availability
- 1/3rd mug of filtered water
Put all the ingredients in the blender and once you think it is smooth enough, pour in a container and keep it in the refrigerator. It tastes infinitely better when served cold. In case you are using dried figs, immerse them in room temperature water for half an hour before making the smoothie so that it softens a little.
Raspberry And Apple Smoothie
This berrilicious smoothie will leave you smacking your lips and also help you burn your extra pounds. What’s more, you just need 5 ingredients to make this smoothie that will keep you hydrated in the scorching heat. You will require:
- A mugful of raspberries
- One banana
- An apple
- Half sliced lemon
- One tablespoon of flax seeds
Mix everything in a blender till it is smooth and serve chilled. If you are using regular red apples, don’t peel all of it because the skin has a lot of nutrients.
Kiwi And Orange Smoothie
This combination is so refreshing that you will want to make it every day. The juicy oranges along with the unique flavor of kiwis make a rather delicious smoothie which will help you detox your body. You will require:
- Two kiwis
- One banana
- An orange
- Half sliced apple
- One tablespoon hazelnut
- One tablespoon flax seed
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender. Do not add sugar as it will take away the natural taste and also defeat the purpose, that is, losing weight. Drink this healthy smoothie for breakfast and you are good to go!
For best results, you must exercise for half an hour every day. Start with basics instead of signing up for a gym membership! Losing weight requires discipline and dedication. Make sure you do not eat junk the whole day and expect the smoothies to do wonders! Balance is the key.You can consult a nutritionist for a planned diet. Stay healthy and hydrated!