By: Alison, a recipe writer at Luvrecipes.com

Edited: Erik Rokisky

Congratulations on taking control of your health by caring for your body and feeding it what it needs to be slim, healthy, and vibrant! If you’re like me, you really want to look and feel great! Battling excess weight can be one of the most frustrating, challenging, and emotionally draining experiences on earth. Many people struggle with a never-ending battle to lose weight and get healthy. Despite the numerous fad diets, exercise regimens, and magic pills for weight loss, Americans continue to grow larger and larger year after year.

Diets abound, and the diet industry is huge. But the sad fact is that most people who lose weight on a diet gain it back in three to five years. You cannot lose weight permanently by strictly following any special diet, taking a weight-loss pill, or following an exercise regimen. You have to realize that losing weight involves a major lifestyle change, an example of this would be having enough protein rich recipes in your diet or starting your morning out with a delicious healthy smoothie!

Smoothies are a great tool for weight loss because you control the ingredients. They make perfect vehicles for relatively low-calorie, yet nutrient-dense ingredients that are capable of keeping you fuller versus a traditional American breakfast. By combining the right ingredients, you can create smoothies that taste great and help you drop pounds. It doesn’t take long to learn what to use and how to make the right combinations.

1. SUMMER LOVE:

Packed with vitamins A and C for skin health and digestive enzymes for optimal gut function, this juice is the perfect addition to your healthy summer eating plan.

Ingredients:

  • 2 mango cheeks
  • 1 orange
  • 1 deseeded papaya
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 100-200ml mineral water

Method: Feed the mango, oranges and papaya alternately through a juicer. Feed in the pineapple chunks last. Pour into a glass and top up with mineral water.

 

2.Chocolate Smoothie:

A moreish smoothie that’s packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries.

Ingredients:

  • 200mL low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 heaped scoop IsoWhey Ivory Coast Chocolate
  • 1-2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Couple of ice cubes

Method: Place ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined. Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy

 

3.The Green Power Smoothie:

This drink will keep you going for hours and contains good levels of tryptophan, antioxidants, vitamin D, iodine and many essential nutrients for weight loss and detoxification.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 2 tsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • 1 tsp probiotics
  • 2 tbsp organic natural yoghurt
  • A pinch of cinnamon 2 drops stevia for sweetness

Method: Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.

Serve in a chilled glass and enjoy.

 

4.Vanilla Mango Smoothie:

A quick mango smoothie, that’s perfect for breakfast on-the-go.

It contains essential fibers that give you the feeling of fullness by feeding the good bacteria in your gut.

Ingredients:

  • 200mL low-fat milk
  • 1/2 mango
  • 1½ scoops IsoWhey Madagascan Vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
  • Ice

Method: Place ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined. Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy.

 

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