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Shed Pounds Quickly and Boost Energy With These 5 Smoothies

November 13, 2015 3 min read

When the Winter months set in, we find ourselves eating more, exercising less and struggling just to get out of bed. How exactly do you fight back against these destructive habits? You try a nutrient packed, energy boosting smoothie, that's how! These fortified green drinks will give you the energy you need to power through your workweek and the motivation you require by helping you shed a little weight.

#1 Peachy Kick Start

peach smoothie recipe Peaches will have you thinking of summer days, while the red peppers will wake up your metabolism and turn it into a calorie torching machine. Ginger aids with that early morning feeling of nausea and gets your blood pumping which will wake you up a whole lot faster. Not to mention, coconut water helps to flush away unwanted belly fat. Simply add these ingredients into your blender: 2 c Swiss chard, stems removed 2 c unsweetened coconut water Blend until smooth, and add these ingredients. 2 c sliced peaches (or frozen) 1 green apple, halved and cored ¼ c chopped avocado 1 piece (½") fresh ginger, peeled Juice of ½ lime Dash of ground red pepper (optional) Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

#2 Kale-Licious

kale blueberry smoothie We all know that kale is a superfood which squashes cravings and helps boost your immunity for the cold months ahead. But did you know that it also gives you needed minerals, protein and vitamins? Coupled with antioxidant blueberries, this blend is a perfect recharger for after a workout. [bctt tweet="Shed Pounds Quickly and Boost Energy With These 5 Smoothies"] Add these ingredients into your blender: 2 c kale, stems removed 2 c water Blend until smooth and add the following ingredients. 1 c fresh or frozen blueberries 1 c chopped fresh or frozen pineapple 1 banana 2 Tbsp almond butter Blend until smooth and enjoy!

#3 Sweet Relief

pineapple sweet potato The antibacterial properties of pineapples make this a perfect mix for when you're feeling under the weather. Sweet potatoes add protein for supercharged energy that will keep you going! The folate and fiber of oranges are nutritious and help shed pounds while replenishing your system with vitamin C. Add these ingredients into your blender: 2 c spinach 2 c unsweetened coconut milk Blend until smooth. Next, add in these ingredients and blend again. 1 orange, peeled 1 c cooked sweet potato, chilled 1 c chopped fresh or frozen pineapple 2 Tbsp hemp hearts 1 piece (½") fresh ginger, peeled Juice of ½ lime Enjoy!

#4 Green Cleanser

lean green cleansing Cucumber are not only cleansing, they are a diet staple for weight loss. They have a high water content the flush impurities and extra pounds away instantly. When combined with nutritious kale, oranges and fresh lime, this recipe is a detoxifier that tastes great. Add these ingredients into your blender: 2 c kale, stems removed 1 c peeled and chopped cucumber 1 c water Blend until smooth and add the following. 1 orange, peeled 1 ripe pear, halved and core 1 whole lime, peeled Blend again and drink up!

#5 Detoxstar

detoxifying foods A healthy, revving metabolism is the key to shedding pounds quickly. This smoothie increases your metabolic rate so you can torch calories and see results. Parsley adds a detox factor to this amazing recipe and hemp hearts become your source of plant-based protein. Add these ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. 2 c spinach ¼ c parsley 2 c water Next, blend in these ingredients and start sipping! 2 c fresh or frozen strawberries 1 c sliced peaches 1 piece (¼") fresh ginger, peeled 2 Tbsp hemp hearts 1 tsp ground cinnamon Do you have a smoothie that always gives you an energy boost? Share your recipe with us! Source: Prevention 

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