Tuesday, 21 April 2015

One a Day to Keep the Kilos Away: 5 Breakfast Smoothies

If you're looking to sip away the kilos, juice cleanses may not be the best idea. Smoothies, however, could be your best kept weight-loss secret; the blended beverage offers you lots of nutrition as well as protein and fibre to help keep you full until your next meal. Whipping up a smoothie for breakfast will further help you rev up your metabolism first thing in the morning, so here are five smoothies to make in the morning to fill you up as the scale ticks down.

Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie

Start your day right with a glass of fat-burning ingredients, like calcium-rich Greek yoghurt, almonds, and broccoli, high-fibre strawberries, and spicy cinnamon, among other metabolism-boosting ingredients.

Sweet Spinach Smoothie

Protein, fibre, and calcium make this sweet green smoothie a filling, fat-burning meal. From celeb trainer Harley Pasternak, it's a favourite among starlets looking to reset after an indulgent period.

Vegan Milkshake Smoothie

This high-protein vegan vanilla milkshake smoothie seems like an indulgence but it's not — you'll be excited to know that in this case, having dessert for breakfast is actually an excellent idea. Keep reading for two more smoothies.

Apple Flaxseed Cinnamon Smoothie

Adding ground flaxseed to this apple cinnamon smoothie bulks up what's in your cup, making you feel more satisfied. The extra fibre will also keep you feeling full until lunch rolls around. Added bonus: you can make the smoothie the night before to thicken in your fridge overnight.

Chia Berry Smoothie

For added fibre, protein, and thickness, add chia seeds to your next smoothie. They'll keep you full without the need to make a mid-morning pastry run. This chia berry smoothie is also packed with antioxidants for your health.


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