When you say smoothie you feel like you are not allowed to have it because it is fattening and you are watching your weight. Smoothie connotes something like ice cream or cake or sweets. But this is not so because a smoothie is basically a fruit drink that can be beneficial if you know what to put in it. Try any of these low-fat smoothie recipes for weight watchers like you and you will definitely find out that you can even burn off extra calories.
The best thing about smoothies is that they contain the whole fruit rather than only its juices. This gives you more of the healthy nutrients and fibers from the fruit which in turn will help in your digestion. You can also add some ingredients that are healthy and will boost the benefits your smoothie can give.
This recipe is rich and creamy, very low in calories and very nutritious. In fact research shows that sour sop is a natural cure for all types of cancers and tumors. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or smoothie maker for a very nutritious and refreshing drink. Chill if desired.
1 cup fresh or slightly frozen sour sop (guyabano) without the seeds
1/2 cup of milk of your choice (Low-fat, skimmed or soya)
1/2 cup of non-fat plain yogurt
This recipe blends the diuretic property of coconut with the vitamins and nutrients of lychees for a healthy and refreshing drink. Chill before serving.
1/2 cup fresh or slightly frozen lychees without the seeds
1 /2 cup fresh grated young coconut
1/2 cup coconut juice or 1/2 cup milk of your choice
1 tablespoon honey
Green and Go
This recipe provides you with the weight loss properties of green tea. Blend well and chill before serving.
8 cups cold water
4 green tea bags (2:1 ratio of boiled water to 1 tea bag)
1/2 cup honey (you can also use 1/2 cup brown sugar)
1/2 cup lemon juice
Optional: Lemon slices, fresh mint leaves
- Bring the 8 cups of cold water to a boil.
- Pour the boiling water over the 4 green tea bags.
- Let the water-tea mixture steep for about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- After the mixture has cooled down, place the mixture in a blender.
- Add the honey and lemon juice and blend well.
- Refrigerate before serving to chill.
- Serve with lots of ice, lemon slices, fresh mint leaves and honey, if desired.