Want To Drop Pounds? Add These 7 Game-Changing Ingredients To Your Smoothie
When losing weight is your goal, remember this….consistency, consistency, consistency. A new study shows that thick, lower-calorie protein shakes can actually keep you satisfied for longer than a high-calorie thin shake can. It’s a double-whammy…a low-calorie option that doesn’t leave you starving 20-minutes later.
Still, designing a healthy smoothie with milkshake-like consistency can be a challenge. Here are 7 delicious add-ons to thicken up your shake for powerful results…
1 Tbsp Plain Almond Butter (95 Cals)
Just a spoonful of plain almond butter (I use Justin’s) and you’ll fill up with healthy Omega-3s, AND punch in some extra protein to your blend!
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (65 Cals)
This is the ultimate protein shake thickener….and, it’s delicious creamy texture gives you 10% of your daily calcium needs.
2 Tbsp Coconut Powder (60 Cals)
With a slight coconut taste, this gluten-free powder has 5 grams of fiber while amplifying its taste.
2 Tbsp Hemp or Flax Seeds (Apx 90 Cals)
Their subtle nutty taste contain a balanced amount of heart-healthy omega 3’s and omega 6’s…which make them an exceptional addition to any shake!
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (63 Cals)
This super food is a “whole grain,” and are naturally gluten-free. But despite their small size, they’re loaded with fiber, protein, Omege-3 fatty acids. And, they expand in water to make your shake more substantial!
1/4 Avocado (80 Calories)
Also known as “butter fruit,” the versatile avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Plus, their texture is smooth which instantly thickens your smoothie.
1/2 Frozen Banana (55 Cals)
This sweet treat will trick you into thinking your shake isn’t healthy! But, because bananas are packed with fiber, they’ll help you fight off hunger pangs.