Today we are looking at the best Vitamix recipes for weight loss. When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and losing weight, your Vitamix blender is going to be your best friend. You can make all kinds of healthy smoothies to improve your immune system, your metabolism, and your overall mood.
Healthy smoothies can be used as meal replacements, they could help suppress your urge for eating junk food, and they are often healthy snacks. You can drink a healthy weight loss smoothie in the morning for breakfast, you can have one after lunch, and you can always have one after your workout.
Green smoothies and detox smoothies are extremely popular as weight-loss methods, but there are many more smoothies you can try for shedding those unwanted pounds. First, let’s take a look at some of the most popular weight-loss ingredients, then we’ll jump into some awesome recipes.
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Best Vitamix Recipes for Weight Loss: Ingredients
Some ingredients are better than others when it comes to losing weight. For example, bananas are great for weight loss and an excellent base in any smoothie. Bananas will make your smoothie rich and creamy, and they are rich in insoluble fiber. Bananas can help promote regularity, which is extremely important when trying to lose weight.
Another great ingredient is pineapple. Pineapples are high in sugar, so you do want to keep the ingredient to a minimum. However, they have special enzymes that work to break down protein efficiently, making pineapple ideal for adding in with your other ingredients.
A surprising weight-loss ingredient is almond. Almonds are a great snack that can stop you from getting hungry while adding additional calories to your diet. Almonds are great in moderation, and a small handful in every smoothie will help you to lose weight. They are also tasteless inside a smoothie, so you will never know they’re there.
Cinnamon is another ideal ingredient. Cinnamon has a way of imitating insulin in your body so that it can help control and regulate your blood sugar. If you have increased levels of blood sugar, this can cause excess fat to be stored which you don’t want. According to one study, adding cinnamon to a meal can lower the glycemic index of your meal by up to 30%. Cinnamon also helps to increase metabolism, thereby burning more calories and losing more weight.
The final ingredient on the list is spinach. You will find spinach in almost every healthy smoothie recipe. Spinach is extremely low in calories and carbohydrates, but it is super high in minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins. Spinach also contains iron, folate, and calcium. And it gives you all these excellent nutrients without dairy or meat. Always add at least one handful of spinach to any weight loss smoothie.
Green Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe
Here we have a standard green smoothie for losing weight. We use nut milk, along with all the other recommended ingredients to give you the ultimate smoothie to help with weight loss. The smoothie is delicious, it’s fresh, and you can drink it at any time. This should be at the forefront of your recipe book. I highly suggest at least one serving a day to get you on the right path.
- 6 Ounces Nut Milk
- ½ Banana
- ½ Cup Pineapple
- Small Handful Almonds
- 2 Pitted Dates
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 2 Cups Spinach
- 1 Cup Ice
- Place all your ingredients inside your blender and blend until smooth. This will take roughly 30 to 60 seconds depending on what kind of consistency you want.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Ultimate Fat Burning Grapefruit Smoothie
This grapefruit smoothie is the ultimate way for you to lose weight and burn fat. A single glass of this awesome smoothie on a daily basis will dramatically boost your metabolism and help increase the effects of your workout. It will also supercharge your body and give you the power needed to shed those pounds.
- 1 Cup Spinach
- 2 Tablespoons Mint Leaves
- 1 Stalk Celery
- ½ Cup Green Tea
- ½ Grapefruit
- 1 Cup Pineapple
- ¼ Avocado
- The first step is to blend your spinach, celery, mint, and green tea in your powerful blender until the mixture is pureed and smooth.
- Now add the grapefruit, pineapple, and avocado and blend again until perfectly smooth and yummy.
- Serve immediately and enjoy chilled.
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Metabolism Boosting Weight Loss Smoothie
The final recipe on the list for today is a fantastic metabolism-boosting weight-loss smoothie. I know, it is a mouthful. But this smoothie is the best if you want to boost your metabolism and lose weight while drinking a healthy green smoothie once a day.
This recipe will use spinach, strawberry, and oranges to create a delicious combination full of nutrients and goodness. You still get all the effects of a standard green smoothie, but you get a boost in taste thanks to the almond milk and the strawberries and oranges.
And if you didn’t know, almond milk actually contains extra proteins to give you more of what you need. This smoothie has about 3.4 grams of protein, which is actually pretty solid for a green drink. It also only has 144 calories and about 2.9 grams of fat.
- 1 Orange
- 1/3 Cup Strawberries
- 1 Cup Spinach
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- Blend all your ingredients together in a powerful blender. This should take between 30 and 60 seconds on a high setting.
- Continue blending until your smoothie is thick and creamy. If you want to tweak the thickness, you can add water as you see fit to reach your desired consistency.
Serve the smoothie immediately and enjoy. It’s best served chilled for taste. And as a side note, don’t forget to clean your blender right away to avoid a sticky mess later on.