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November 24, 2015 2 min read

For most people, when they adopt a healthier lifestyle, they discover the beautiful benefits of the smoothie. A wonderful and nutritious way to fill up and fuel up for the busy day ahead, smoothies have become something of a breakfast staple. Smoothies, however, are only as effective as their ingredients. If you are a smoothie convert, try to include the following 5 ingredients if you are looking for a little weight loss boost:

1. Berries

Berries are loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect cells from damage, disease and premature aging. It is also widely believed that people who eat lots of antioxidants weigh less than those who don't.

2. Greek Yogurt

One serving of yogurt contains potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, vitamin B5 and B12. This wonderful powerhouse also contains bacteria that can help increase your good gut bacteria populations and crowd out harmful microorganisms that can lead to intestinal infections. [bctt tweet="5 Smoothie Ingredients You May Be Missing That Can HELP Your Weight Loss"]

3. Avocados

Avocados are a powerful food when it comes to controlling cravings and appetite. A study published in Nutrition Journal found that those who ate half an avocado with lunch reported a 40% decrease in the desire to eat hours later.

4. Spinach

Low in calories and loaded with vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients, spinach is not just for salads! Adding some of this leafy green vegetable to your smoothies is not only a way to make them more substantial, it can increase the nutritional value. Spinach also contains antioxidants that are beneficial to your heart as they keep cholesterol from oxidizing.

5. Walnuts

Walnuts contain a compound that is known to block the metabolic process that causes inflammation. This inflammation leads to a variety of health problems like insulin resistance and diabetes. What's more, walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fibers which will help keep you feeling full long after the smoothie has disappeared. Have you been skipping any of these ingredients? For some creative smoothie ideas (as well as other healthy meal options) check out the BodyRock Meal Plan! And just to make things even more interesting, check out the BodyRock Smoothie Book! Your one stop place for all things smoothie! Source: NET

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