Get your juice on! 4 delicious fat-burning smoothie recipes

fat-burning smoothie recipes
Summer is finally here, the time for sundresses and swimsuits, but also a great opportunity to start eating healthier. With all the fruits and vegetables that are in season, there are countless ways to enrich your diet with all sorts of low-caloric, low-fat, highly nutritious and delicious dishes.

Smoothies are a great way to start your day and they can easily replace your morning coffee or your afternoon snack. They preserve all of the fruit’s vitamin and fibre content and, if done right, they’re delightfully tasty, too. Here are 4 simple smoothie recipes that you can try yourself!

Banana & yoghurt energizing drink

Swap your morning coffee with a delicious and healthy glass of liquid energy.

You will need:
– 2 teaspoons pure powdered cocoa
– 2 teaspoon peanut butter
– 1 banana
– 8 small 0% fat yoghurts
– 4-6 ice-cubes
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Use the maximum speed setting on your blender to mix the peanut butter, cocoa, yoghurt and ice cubes. Then add the sliced-up banana and mix again. For an extra kick, add a teaspoon of cinnamon on top and enjoy it for breakfast, for a daily dose of natural energy.

Ginger, carrot and apple wonder drink

Carrots, rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene, translate into a high-dose of vitamin A, which is essential for your immune system and eyesight. Also, their sweetness will satisfy your sugar-craving.

Apples are also an important source of antioxidants, especially vitamin C. The great thing about apples is that they satisfy your hunger without loading up on calories. Finally, ginger, with its rich and fragrant aroma, lifts up your spirits due to its aphrodisiac qualities, and it’s also great for migraines and liver problems.

For this recipe, you will need:
– 1 ½ carrots
– ½ of an apple
– 1 teaspoon fresh ginger

Dice up the carrots, the apple and the ginger and place them in the blender with half a cup of water. Mix them together and then serve it as dessert after lunch or as a nutritious afternoon snack.

Vitamin cocktail

Get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals from this amazing fruit & vegetable cocktail. Papaya is an exotic and tasty source of vitamin C, while turnips and spinach provide you with the necessary amounts of calcium and magnesium. Apples have a low glycemic index and plenty of antioxidants, and bananas are rich in potassium and vitamins from the B spectrum.

For this recipe, you will need:
– 1 papaya
– ½ cup of diced turnips
– ½ cup fresh spinach
– ½ of a banana

All you need to do is put them in a blender and enjoy your daily dose of vitamins, in their natural and delicious form.

Orange & melon sweet and savoury juice

The citrusy tinge of oranges, along with the rich sweetness of the honeydew melon, yield an exceptionally tasty and healthy drink, perfect for lazy summer evenings.

You will need:
– 2 oranges
– ½ of a honeydew melon
– 1 cup strawberries
– 1 tomato

Squeeze the juice from 2 oranges, by hand or using a juicer. Mix the other ingredients in a blender and place them, along with the orange juice, in a large glass. Add a mint leaf and a colourful little umbrella, and you’ve got yourself the perfect, refreshing and delicious, summer cocktail.

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