Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 03:16 pm
This post lists 7 sneaky weight loss smoothie mistakes many people forget about. Once you know what they are, it will be easier to identify them and eliminate them from your diet.
Weight Loss Smoothie Mistakes
Mistake No.1: Your Smoothie Doesn’t Have Enough Fiber
Fiber for weight loss works like a magic pill. Fibre keeps you full for longer and prevents you from consuming more unnecessary calories. Most fruits give you fiber, but when you pick the right one. The most common smoothie ingredient we use is banana, but half of only one gives you 1.4 grams of fiber. You can get this fiber from Chia seeds, beans, Kale, avocado, and some plant-based protein powders. You need at least 10 grams of fiber for a perfect weight-loss smoothie.
Mistake No.2: Your Smoothie Lacks Protein
You blended a green smoothie in the morning. You did a great job. But there is a catch. The green color doesn’t mean that your Smoothie consists of protein. You need to add certain ingredients to get your needed protein. Some good protein sources are Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, nuts, nut butter, Beans, and milk or soy milk. It would help if you got energized in the morning So that you can prevent heavy mail before the launch to feel you up properly. As with fiber, you also need 10 grams of protein for a perfect weight-loss smoothie.
Mistake No.3: You’ve Added Too Much Fruit
We all agree that drinking a smoothie of various fruits is very healthy. Fruits consist of plenty of natural sugar. That’s why your body metabolizes it quickly and makes you hungry in an hour. As fruits are full of healthy nutrients and fiber, they do not have 0 calories. So when you blend five different fruits altogether. You might end up drinking a smoothie of 500 calories. Please add protein sources with your fruits to the Smoothie to avoid such mistakes.
Mistake No.4: You Add More Sweeteners
Adding 1 tbsp of maple syrup or honey can pump up more than 60 calories, and you won’t need that because your Smoothie has natural sweeteners like fruits. So avoid adding sweeteners to the Smoothie and use plain yogurt, almond milk, or unsweetened soy. Don’t worry; your taste buds will get used to it our time.
Mistake No. 5: Using the same greens every time
If you’re used to adding greens to your smoothies, try to add variation to your recipe daily. Doing this will provide the body with all the nutrients the body needs. You can have the same green for a few days but don’t overdo it. There are plenty of leafy greens that you can swap for one another.
Mistake No. 6: Using Low-quality Superfoods
Don’t ever buy cheap superfoods because cheap means it is cheap in quality. They are cut with added filters, that’s why it is cheap. That’s why a small bag of high-quality superfood will last very long. Also, buy certified organic superfoods to ensure that you are getting the best for your health, and avoid the added filters as you need a very small amount of superfood in every Smoothie.
Mistake No. 7: It Doesn’t Taste Great
The first and foremost property of green smoothies is adding useful nutrients to your diet, but it doesn’t mean sacrificing the taste for it. Green smoothies taste good even if they are very dense in color. Enjoying the taste of smoothies is necessary for the weight loss journey. Because if you are not enjoying your weight loss journey Sooner Or Later, you will quit the diet and end up not losing weight.
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