What better way to lose weight than by drinking delicious beverages? Today we are going to look at how you can use a flax seed smoothie for weight loss. But we are not just going to look at one recipe, today we are going to look at three awesome recipes for losing weight.
I won’t get into the causes of excess weight or how you should exercise properly or improve your diet. I am only here to tell you about flaxseed smoothies. As crazy as it may sound, the simple act of blending a few ingredients together into a drink can have a big impact on your weight loss strategy. Let me tell you how.
All About the Ingredients
You want to be using nutritious ingredients. This is for two reasons, the first of which being that nutritious ingredients are refreshing and delicious. Who doesn’t love a good strawberry banana smoothie?
The second reason is that nutritious ingredients are going to improve your chances of shedding pounds. The difference between a bacon breakfast sandwich in the morning and an equally filling flaxseed smoothie with healthy fibers and fats is monumental.
The other thing about smoothies is that they are meal replacements. Rather than gorging yourself on unhealthy foods, you can replace those poor-quality meals with healthier alternative smoothies. And you can do it at home, it is even easier to blend a smoothie than to grill a sausage.
By replacing processed foods, grease, and meaty proteins with antioxidants, healthy fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, you are going to be on your way to shedding pounds by the dozen. All you need is an open mind, a few fresh ingredients, and a quality blender.
Blueberry Mint Flaxseed Smoothie
This is one tasty drink. It is hard to imagine that a weight-loss tool could be so yummy. In fact, by blending blueberries with almond milk and cooling mint, this is more of an energizing treat than anything else. Serve cold and you can enjoy the blueberry mint flaxseed smoothie at any time of day. Best of all, you know it’s healthy!
- 1 Tablespoon of Flaxseeds
- 2 Cups of Almond or Dairy Milk (chilled)
- 2 Mint Leaves (Fresh)
- ¼ Cup of Blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
How is this for a set of instructions? Take all five ingredients, dump them into your blender, flick on the pulse setting, wait for everything to blend together into a smooth and yummy paste, then turn off the blender and pour the smoothie straight into your face.
Of course, you can also pour the smoothie into a cup and drink it like a human being. The straight into your face part is totally optional. But anyway, this is a very easy smoothie to make with flax seeds (which are ultra-healthy), and it takes less than five minutes. For losing weight, you could not choose a better daily smoothie.
Flaxseed Cinnamon Smoothie
Plus, the flaxseed cinnamon smoothie is an ideal “pick me up” in the morning. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, and it gives you an almost caffeine-like boost to start your day.
- ½ a Cup of Soya Milk
- ½ a Cup of Water
- 1 Tablespoon of Ground Roasted Flaxseed
- 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon
- A Pinch of Sweetener (Optional)
Here we have another super simple smoothie. Simply add all your ingredients into your blender and hit the pulse function. Pulse everything for a maximum of 15 or 20 seconds. If you have a quality blender, this will be long enough to create the perfect texture.
Before you drink, I recommend adding a few ice cubes for a refreshing chill to your beverage. Drink it in the morning to start your day off right with a big boost of energy. All of the great nutrients in this drink give you a generous bonus for assisting with weight loss. One flaxseed cinnamon smoothie a day is an excellent addition to any diet.
Mocha Flaxseed Smoothie
Time for some mocha. Who said all smoothies have to be about spinach and kale and weird broccoli flavors? Of course, smoothies can be fun and chocolaty! With the cold brew concentrate, this smoothie delivers a rich coffee taste that you would normally find at a coffee house.
The mocha flaxseed smoothie is only lightly sweetened and contains a mere 6 grams of sugar. This is significantly less than what you get from most healthy smoothies provided by your local health food shops. Plus, it tastes better. It is almost like a mocha coffee. What a great way to start the day.
- 2/3 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt (Reduced Fat)
- ¼ Cup of Cold-Brew Concentrate
- 1 ½ Tablespoons of Ground Flaxseed
- 1 ½ Teaspoons of Maple Syrup (or Honey)
- 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa (Unsweetened)
- ½ a Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup of Ice Cubes
Just like all our other smoothies, you are going to put everything in the blender at once. When your blender is loaded, blend until you have a smooth, mocha-colored beverage. Because of the cup of ice cubes, the beverage is already cold and ready to serve.
This is not only a fantastic breakfast drink because it is packed with coffee flavor, but it is also a very good breakfast replacement. Thanks to the Greek yogurt involved, you are going to receive a healthy portion of protein. Add the protein boost with the healthy fats from the flaxseeds and you have yourself an entire breakfast in a cup.
Flax Seed Smoothie for Weight Loss: Final Thoughts
The best way to stay healthy and lose weight is to get into a healthy mindset. By waking up in the morning and blending yourself a great weight-loss smoothie with flaxseeds, you are committing to a healthy lifestyle. It starts small and then grows big. Making smoothies is an excellent way to start your journey to a slimmer and healthier life.