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Start The New Year Right With These 9 Slimming Smoothies!

January 04, 2016 4 min read

You've made your resolution of 2016: get fit. It's not an easy task, but these 9 delicious blends can help you get there faster. These smoothies are actually designed to improve your energy level, your workout performance and your calorie-burning power. Plus, they are completely natural and fortified with necessary nutrients!

#1 Work Hard Play Hard Protein Smoothie

almond banana protein smoothie This tasty banana and almond mixture contains lean whey protein for strength and energy. It helps your body produce mood-boosting serotonin, restores electrolytes and fights off food cravings all day long. To make your own, add the following ingredients into your Blendtec: ½ c coconut water ½ c plain Greek yogurt 3 Tbsp almond butter 1 scoop whey protein powder 1 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds 1 frozen banana 1 c ice Blend until smooth and enjoy! 

#2 Weight Loss Wonder Smoothie

ginger cayenne protein smoothie This amazing smoothie helps you burn calories fast without overdoing it at the gym. The calorie-crushing power of this blend comes from ginger and cayenne -- two metabolism activators that really pack a punch. You'll be seeing a slimmer you in no time! To make your own, put the following ingredients into your Blendtec: ½ c coconut water 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 ripe avocado 1 scoop whey protein powder ¼ tsp cayenne 2" piece fresh ginger 1 c frozen pineapple and/or mango Blend until smooth and enjoy! [bctt tweet="Start The New Year Right With These 9 Slimming Smoothies!"]

#3 Positively Probiotic Smoothie

probiotic greek yogurt smoothie The antioxidant content in this smoothie will help keep you motivated by improving your overall mood, while gut-friendly probiotics work to stimulate your digestive system. They also help you stay fit by balancing the intestinal bacteria that sometimes causes weight gain. To make your own, put the following ingredients into your Blendtec: ½ c unsweetened hemp milk ½ c plain Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1 c frozen blueberries ½ frozen banana ¼ c raw cashews ½ c ice Blend until smooth and enjoy!

#4 Breakfast To-Go Oatmeal Smoothie

easy breakfast oatmeal smoothie No time to cook up a quick meal? Why not opt for this fortified and filling breakfast in a glass? Oats are so rich in fibre, they will keep you from having those predictable mid-morning cravings. They also keep your energy level up so you can go for your daily run and torch calories. To make your own, add these ingredients into your Blendtec: ½ c whole milk ½ c plain Greek yogurt ½ c rolled oats 1 c frozen peaches ½ frozen banana ½ c ice Blend until smooth and enjoy!

#5 The Green Gazpacho Smoothie

vegetables kale tomato green smoothie Kale and tomatoes are at the heart of this crave-worthy smoothie. It is like drinking an entire salad, but it is far more delicious and convenient. Kale is loaded with fibre to keep you feeling full and isothiocyanates to detox your system, while tomatoes and carrots offer antioxidants and healthy cell benefits. To make your own, put the following ingredients into your Blendtec: ¼ c water 2 Tbsp lime juice ½ c plain Greek yogurt ¼ tsp ground cumin 2 lg kale leaves, stems removed 1 c fresh or canned diced tomatoes 1 sm carrot, chopped 1 sm English cucumber, chopped ½ rib celery, chopped ½ c ice Add in hot sauce to taste, then simply blend and enjoy!

#6 Apple Spiced Craving Crusher Smoothie

apple spice smoothie Don't let cravings rule your life in 2016! Grab a glass of this deliciously festive smoothie and say hello to a fit figure. The spice of cinnamon and the gentle kick of apple cider vinegar work together to regulate blood glucose levels, so you're less inclined to give in to the occasional craving. To make your own, grab your Blendtec and follow these steps: ¼ c coconut water 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ c plain Greek yogurt ½ tsp cinnamon ½ lg apple, chopped ¾ c ice Blend until smooth and enjoy!

#7 Flab-Blasting PB&J Smoothie

peanut butter and jelly smoothie It tastes exactly like your favourite childhood sandwich, so how could it possibly be healthy for you? Well, flaxseed and natural peanut butter are known as belly fat blasters! They help mobilize fat cells to reveal an ab-tastic looking stomach. Ready to get started? Just add these ingredients into your Blendtec: ½ c unsweetened hemp milk 3 Tbsp unsweetened natural peanut butter 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed ¾ c frozen red grapes ½ frozen banana Blend until smooth and enjoy!

#8 Energizing Cafe Mocha Smoothie

cafe mocha smoothie Got a craving for caffeine? Try waking up in the morning to this energizing, metabolism-revving, ultra-indulgent shake! Bananas make it sweet and slimming, while whey protein gives you the boost you need to smash your workout. Try it for yourself by adding these ingredients into your Blendtec: ¾ c chilled or cold brew coffee 3 Tbsp whole milk 1 scoop whey protein powder 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 frozen banana 1 c ice Blend until smooth and enjoy!

#9 Rest Up Right Cherry-Vanilla Smoothie

cherry vanilla smoothie Sleep is the most important component to maintaining a healthy weight, but it is often overlooked. If you desperately need a good night's rest, this blend is perfect for you! It will ease you into a restful state by helping your body produce melatonin. Try it for yourself by adding the following ingredients into your Blendtec: ¾ c Montmorency (tart) cherry juice 1 c fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt 1 c ice Blend until smooth and enjoy! Share with us your special smoothie recipes for weight loss! What are your new years resolutions this year? Source: Prevention

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