One of the biggest problems for weight loss victims is frequent snacking. This is actually something that is common in most people, and the only issue is that we don’t snack healthy and thus put our bodies at risk for unhealthy weight gain.
If you want to lose weight, the best place to start is to replace your unhealthy snacking with healthy options. What better way to do this than with green smoothies. Most of the snacks we consume are full or sugar and empty calories. Even those labeled as fat-free snacks are never healthy when consumed in excess. Therefore the best possible alternative is to start making healthy smoothies at home and enjoy them during snack time.
What do you need to make these smoothies? You need a blender or smoothie maker, but a blender will work just fine. You also need fruits, plain yogurt, some ice, and honey if you have a sweet tooth.
The best smoothies are those made with fresh frozen fruits. These are very easy to make, last quite long and are delicious too. So to proceed, you will need to dosome fruit shopping which may include bananas, avocado, watermelon, plums, and peaches;generally any fruit will do. Once you are done shopping, you can then cut/cube the fruits and place them in the refrigerator for use whenever you feel like having a snack.
Another ingredient that you should never miss is low-fatyogurt. This type of yogurt does not contain any artificial flavors or sugar. Just check the ingredients list to ensure that you are buying the right product. You can also store the yogurt in your refrigerator or better freeze it in place of the fruits.
Making smoothies is quite easy, you just need to assemble your preferredfresh fruit andblend with yogurt. Some people want to add some sugar to taste, but this is not ahealthy option. Most of these fruits like bananas and peaches have their naturally sweet taste which won’t need additional sweeteners. If you must add a little sweetness to your smoothie, then use a bit of natural honey.
Of importance is to keep in mind that smoothies are not just an option for those looking to lose weight. You can make it a part of your healthy eating plan even after you achieve your desired weight and are not trying to diet. As mentioned earlier, homemade smoothies are a better option than commercial snacks and ice cream. In this case, you can use regular yogurt if you are not dieting but still avoid adding too much additional sweetener to your smoothies.
While most people scoff at the idea of a vegetable smoothie, an avocado smoothie can be very delicious when prepared well. Technically, avocado is also a fruit, and it contains good vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. And although it is not sweet as most fruits, avocado can be turned into a delicious, healthy smoothie using a good recipe.
As you try out different recipes, remember that you can make your smoothies using one fruit or a combination of many fruits;whichever you want. Regardless, you will come to find that these healthy smoothies are a good and enjoyable way of makingsure that you are getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet and since they make up almost 75% of a person’s diet, you should strive to indulge in the smoothies on a regular basis.