Green low-calorie smoothies for weight loss!

Green smoothies are good for weight loss because they’re low in calories, keep us full for a long time, and contain phytochemicals that promote fat burning!

Vegetables & herbs are super nutrient-dense foods

The American Heart Association recommends consuming 5 servings of vegetables a day. A serving is a cup of any raw leafy vegetable or 1/2 cup of vegetable juice.[1]

Actually, vegetables and especially herbs, are the most nutrient-dense foods you can have. Add them to your favorite green smoothie to significantly increase the antioxidant status of your body!

Increased vegetable consumption decreases oxidative stress. They’re particularly rich in health-promoting phytochemicals. Most noteworthy, it may lead to reduced risk of developing chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.[2,3]

For instance, spinach, kale, broccoli are among the richest foods in vitamin C.

Moreover, you could add herbs to your favorite smoothie. Herbs have distinctive bioactive antioxidant components. They can provide a unique flavor to any recipe. You can experiment with ginger, basil, parsley, dill, rosemary, oregano, pink savory, lemongrass, lemon balm, St. John’s wort, and many more. You can use fresh or dry herbs.[4,5]

Most noteworthy, green smoothies are low in calories. They’re ideal for weight loss.

If you count calories, you could add berries as well. Green smoothies with berries have fewer calories than a banana smoothie.

Not only berries are pretty low in calories, but also, they’re low in sugars! Even people with diabetes and people on keto can eat berries. Strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries, and blueberries are great ingredients to any low-calorie green smoothie, and of course to keto-friendly smoothies!

Moreover, berries are excellent dietary sources of fiber!

Green smoothies are rich in fiber

Only whole-food plant-based foods are rich in fiber. Animal-derived and refined foods contain negligible amounts.

Besides vegetables, you can add to your favorite green smoothie, fruits, ground seeds, and even whole-grains. All are pretty high in fiber.

A high-fiber diet has many health benefits. It may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases.

Unfortunately, most people don’t consume enough fiber. In fact, most people consume less than half of the recommended daily intakes!

But, green smoothies are particularly rich in fiber. Just a glass may provide more than 30% fiber than the Daily Value!

Fiber supports weight loss, as it promotes satiety. It helps us consume fewer calories in a day. We can follow a high-fiber diet for weight loss for a long time.