Sip Away Pounds With Slimming Smoothies
When nutritionist Kimberly Snyder has clients who want to slim down for the summer, she turns to her secret tool: smoothies! “Smoothies allow you to get a broad spectrum of nutrients in one delicious drink every day,” raves Snyder, creator of the 30 Day Beauty Roadmap (KimberlySnyder.com). “Blending fresh ingredients into
a creamy drink allows your body to better absorb those powerhouse nutrients for maximum slimming benefits.” Whether you want to trim your tummy, banish bloating or look leaner from head-to-toe, her tasty smoothies will jumpstart your journey to a slimmer, trimmer you!
Melt belly fat with a Mango Sunshine Smoothie! Mangos are rich in fat-burning vitamin C and antioxidants, Snyder says. And dairy-free “yogurt” is easier to digest than regular yogurt, but still has loads of the healthy bacteria that trigger the release of an appetite-reducing hormone that helps block fat absorption and melt ab ab faster!
❏ 1 cup dairy-free coconut milk yogurt alternative (such as So Delicious)
❏ 1 cup fresh mango chunks
❏ 1 banana, peeled and sliced
✤ Blitz ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour into tall glass. Top with fresh mango and banana slices, if desired.
Erase excess water weight with a Coco-Berry Smoothie!
“One of the most common questions I get is how to reduce bloating,” Snyder reveals. Her Rx: “coconut water
and bananas! Both are loaded with potassium to regulate your fluids and reduce puffiness.” Then to amp
up their anti-bloating power (plus prevent constipation and gas), she adds ber-rich blueberries and açai, “which speed up food’s travel time through your system!”
❏ 3/4 cup coconut water
❏ 1 medium banana, peeled and frozen
❏ 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
❏ 1 Tbs. açai powder (at health-food stores and Amazon.com)
✤ Blitz ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour into tall glass. Top with shredded coconut and blueberries,
Slim your silhouette with a Lean Green Smoothie! The secret to trimming down all over? Load up on lots of
fruits and veggies in one delicious drink! “Leafy greens and fresh fruit are rich in ber, which boosts satiety and staves off cravings,” Snyder explains. In fact, fiber is so effective at making you feel full on less food that simply
upping your intake of it—even without exercising—is shown to prompt weight loss!
❏ 8 oz. coconut water
❏ 1/2 large grapefruit, peeled
❏ 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
❏ 1/2 banana, peeled
❏ 1/2 cup fresh spinach
❏ 1/8 cup fresh watercress
✤ Blitz ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour into tall glass.
Secrets of a smoothie master!
For the creamiest smoothies ever, load your blender the way Snyder does: Pour in liquid ingredients (like water, juices, dairy-free “yogurt”) first. Top with fruits and veggies, and finish with spices and/or sweeteners. The swirling liquid base helps pull the ingredients above it down toward the blades, ensuring that your smoothie will be ultra creamy and evenly blended in no time, every time!
Source: Woman’s World, June 2017 Issue