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Simple Detoxing Smoothie Recipes to Help Support Weight Loss

Date: 16th February 2016 | Created by: Troo Healthcare | Tags: weight loss, weight loss smoothies, detox, lose weight, diet, slimming
Smoothies are so popular these days and it is a complete myth that they are only to be consumed as part of a good detox and weight loss program. Smoothies are healthy, can help your body detox, and can assist you to lose weight. If you want to help your body detox and shed some weight using smoothies there are some basic guidelines you should follow.

The Perfect Smoothie Ingredients

To contribute to weight loss and detoxification, a smoothie should contain protein, fibre, healthy fats, as well as a wide a range of minerals, vitamins, and phytochemicals to ensure that all your physiological systems are supported.

  • Protein and fat make you feel full for longer than carbohydrates do. This enables you to replace your meals with smoothies without being hungry again one hour later.

  • Your body converts the amino acids from protein into forms it can use to expel toxins such as heavy metals. Proteins are also your chief muscle builders. Because muscle tissue is so much denser and heavier than fat tissue, it requires substantially more energy to maintain, which means that your body speeds up its metabolism for maximum weight loss, even while you are asleep. Furthermore, your immune system uses plenty of proteins to fight off invading organisms.

  • Healthy fats are great long-lasting energy sources, unlike carbohydrates that are burnt quickly for a huge amount of short-term energy. Each gram of carbohydrate yields only four calories of energy, while each gram of fat yields nine. Moreover, your body needs them to absorb fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, and K that cannot be absorbed in the absence of fat. In addition, your liver needs fat to be able to produce bile acids for digestion, and your body also uses it to make steroid hormones and vitamin D. Lastly, some studies show that healthy fats have beneficial effects on blood pressure and inflammation.

  • Fibre ensures that your bowel movements are regular, and thereby helps to remove excess food and toxins from your body. As they are fermented by intestinal bacteria, they also release energy for you to use. They slow down the absorption of the carbohydrates with which they are mixed, so that your body expends more energy (calories) to digest them and releases glucose more slowly into your bloodstream for longer lasting energy.

  • Vitamins, minerals, and various other plant derived phytochemicals like flavonoids, tannins, carotenoids, carotene, chlorophylls, are the important substances that distinguish nutritious diets from non-nutritious ones. These are the substances that serve as antioxidants, fuel for your immune system, cell protectors, anti-inflammatories, antibacterial agents, and extractors of heavy metals and other potentially harmful chemicals.

Many studies show that the small intestines of approximately 65 per cent of people stop producing the enzyme required to digest the sugar found in dairy products soon after infancy. Even worse, many studies have demonstrated that people who consume animal proteins are generally unhealthier with weaker bones and muscles than those who obtain their protein from plants. As a result, smoothies that support your immune system and build your body successfully do not contain dairy.

Four Delicious Detoxing Smoothies To Help Support Weight Loss

1.    Almond, Berry, and Mango Smoothie
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup artichoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Acai berries

This nutritional powerhouse is packed with protein, fat, and vitamin E in the almonds, vitamins A and C in the mango, vitamins C and K and manganese in the blueberries, vitamin C and potassium in the strawberries, calcium, iron, vitamin K, and manganese in the cinnamon, a massive list of vitamins and minerals in the artichoke and spinach (including the strong detox mineral selenium), and fibre and phytochemicals in all the fruit and vegetables.

The mango, berries, and cinnamon add some natural sweetness without fattening refined table sugar. The nutritious leafy green vegetables, thus, won't be too bitter. Because it contains all the food groups and will make you feel full, it can replace a meal. Artichokes contain caffeoylquinic acids, a substance used to treat liver diseases and to stimulate bile flow for proper detox and digestion of nutrients. Almonds are packed with melatonin for cell protection and heavy metal removal. It also combats viruses and inflammation. Acai berries, easily available as a supplement, contain resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant.

2.    Pumpkin, Nut, and Fruit Smoothie
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • 3 tablespoons mashed cooked pumpkin
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup beets
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal (as thickener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

With omega 6 and 3 fatty acids, protein, and a variety of minerals from the cashews, omega 3 from the flax seeds, potassium and vitamins B6 and C from the banana, and the nutrients listed above from the blueberries and cinnamon, this smoothie is off to a good start. The pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, B6, and B1, and carries plenty of iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, phosphorus, and various phytochemicals, one of which is beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant.

This proves that a super nutritious vegetable smoothie does not have to be bitter. Next time you cook pumpkin for supper, make sure there are leftovers! The banana, pumpkin, and berries also contain enough fibre to make it a balanced meal. Beets contain phytochemicals called betalains that have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.

3.    The Creamy Green Smoothie
  • 3/4 cup celerysuper green powder
  • 3/4 cup kale
  • 3/4 cup cucumber
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 apple
  • A small piece of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina or Troo-Nourish Supers

This is an example of a smoothie that contains too little protein, which is why it requires spirulina or Troo-Nourish Supers to replace a meal. Troo-Nourish Supers is a great supplement that includes all the protein amino acids, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Avocado is on everyone's detox list, as it contains several antioxidants, including glutathione that protects your cells from damage and that bind to heavy metals and other foreign chemicals to remove them from your body. The kale and celery contain plenty of antioxidant detox vitamins like vitamin C and E.

4.    An Oat Nut Smoothie
  • 2-1/4 cups oatsdetox slimming drops
  • 4 Brazil nuts
  • 1 banana
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 drops of DetoxSlim

Oats are one of the most protein rich whole grains that also contains lots of fibre, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Brazil nuts carry selenium to guide heavy metals out of your body and antioxidants like vitamins E and the B complex vitamins. If you would rather substitute stevia or maple syrup for the medjool dates to make a lower calorie drink, go ahead. DetoxSlim is a supplement with some popular detox substances such as burdock root, dandelion, nettles leaf, and ginger. It promotes weight loss by helping your body expel pollutants.

Be Excited By Dietary Change And New Flavours

Don’t put yourself under pressure to eat the ‘perfect’ diet when trying to lose weight. The perfect diet doesn’t exist so allow yourself room for trial and error. Try to see the new changes aimed at losing weight as something fun to include in your existing lifestyle, rather than feeling deprived from telling yourself you can’t eat certain things. New foods can be fun and tasty, including those chosen to help bring about healthy weight loss!

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