We all know fruit is good for us. But what exactly does a fruit smoothie do for our diet? For starters, fruit is packed FULL of vitamins and minerals. For example, there are several fruits that are known for their Vitamin C like oranges, grapefruit, or any other citrus fruit. And berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and grapes are full of antioxidants that help to fight off diseases.
Smoothies are not only packed full of nutritious fruit, but they are also sweet and delicious! Smoothies are wildly popular due to their rich flavor and wide variety. There are not many foods out there that can kill cravings and reduce calories at the same time – two birds, one stone.
My personal favorite is the Caramel Apple Smoothie. Yummy! I’ll make sure to drop the free recipe for this smoothie at the end of this blog post, so keep an eye out for it! You don’t want to miss out.
In my peak pound shedding days, I made two smoothies a day (for breakfast & lunch) for about three weeks, and guess what happened? During that period alone I lost over 20+ pounds. Incredible!
Smoothies are a great addition to your diet. However, they should only be used as a meal replacement. If you treat smoothies as a snack, or in addition to a meal, you can bump your daily calorie intake quite a bit. We certainly don’t want that! So make sure you implement smoothies the right way, and you are sure to feel lighter in no time! If you are looking for alternative snacking methods check out my latest post: The Ultimate Snack Guide In 2020.
It’s finally time for my big reveal!
As you know, I LOVE smoothies. They are a fantastic meal supplement that helped me shred a tremendous amount of body fat throughout my journey. Smoothies keep me lean even to this day. I get all my favorite smoothie recipes from The Smoothie Diet– an excellent source for incredibly flavorful smoothies that made my weight loss journey 10x easier and more fun! I constantly use their 3 day detox guide to rid my body of toxins. It’s a great way to reset. Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for! It’s time to release the goods. Here is the recipe to my all-time favorite smoothie, just like I promised.
Caramel Apple Smoothie (295 calories)
- 1 Honeycrisp apple
- 1/2 banana
- 3 Tbsp apple juice
- 6 oz plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp caramel sauce
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1-2 Tbsp granola
I’ll drop a link below for more amazing smoothie recipes that have been proven to facilitate weight loss.
Go ahead and try them all!