1Flat-Belly Smoothie Recipe
Forget doing another set of crunches at the gym. Tomorrow morning, sip on this deliciously sweet kale smoothie packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating—all for under 300 ca
The Greek yogurt in the recipe provides a good amount of calcium and protein, both of which can aid in weight loss. The smoothie also contains several ingredients — like blueberries—which have been shown to help diminish belly fat. If that's not enough, you also get the sweetness of pineapple, which contains an enzyme that helps ease digestion and banish bloat. You won't be able to taste the kale, which is full of fiber to prevent constipation, as well as calorie-free water to help clean you out.
3 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup kale
3/4 cup water
Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
It’s pumpkin season! I saw the original version of this Pumpkin Smoothie recipe in Food Network magazine and I was intrigued. I’ve used pumpkin in a lot of ways, sweet and savory, but I’ve never thought of making it into a smoothie. A latte or a milkshake? Sure. But a smoothie? Nope…and mixing it with banana? Interesting. I fooled around with the quantities of ingredients a little bit based on what I had on hand and making it lighter and I think it turned out great. It definitely tasted like a smoothie; fresh, cold, thick, fruity and sweet without being over-the-top, but the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice gave it a really fun Fall twist. This smoothie is filling and a great way to get some fruit and dairy in at breakfast, lunch or for a snack. Mix a little Autumn into your smoothie this Fall and you won’t regret it!
yield: 2 (1-1/4 CUP) SERVINGS
1 cup ice
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 (5.3 oz) container nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Dannon Light & Fit)
1 medium banana
1 ½ tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons fat free Reddi-wip
Place all ingredients except the Reddi-wip into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and add a tablespoon of Reddi-wip to the top of each. Sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice if desired.
WEIGHT WATCHERS SMARTPOINTS:
8 per (1-1/4 cup) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PLUS:
5 per (1-1/4 cup) serving* (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
*If you choose not to use the Weight Watchers recipe builder to calculate your smoothie (in which case the banana and pumpkin are free) each serving of the smoothie will be 3 WW PointsPlus.
179 calories, 38 g carbs, 27 g sugars, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 8 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
3SLEEPY STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SMOOTHIE
Strawberries, lemon juice, chia, and oats, soaked overnight to thicken before blending and enjoying in a bowl.
Eating Style: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 05 minute
1 cup strawberries
1 cup non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
3 tablespoon uncontaminated oats
1 tablespoon chia seed
1 tablespoon cashews
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance.
Combine all ingredients in a glass container [I like to use mason jars and give it a quick shake] and place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, pour ingredients into blender and process until smooth.
Top with cashews + strawberries
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 90
Total Fat: 10
Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
Sodium: 184 mg
Carbs: 28.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
Net Carbs: 21.1 g
Sugars: 8.8 g
Protein: 6.9 g