Winter is going, and spring is coming! So it’s time to phase out the mac and cheese, fried chicken and other hearty comfort foods for something lighter, healthier and fresher! Try a meal replacement smoothie; it’s the perfect vehicle for low-calorie, nutrient-rich ingredients that keep you full and energized. Check out some of our favorite smoothie ingredients below.
Non-fat greek yogurt. Although it carries a slightly higher calorie count than regular nonfat yogurt, non-fat greek yogurt packs extra protein that helps you control your hunger, preserve muscle mass and ramp up your calorie-burning power.
Flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are low in calories and high in fiber, keeping you fuller for longer. When ground into flaxmeal and added to a smoothie, you’ll hardly taste it!
Berries. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and rasberries add maximum flavor to your smoothie with minimum calories and sugar. They are also full of antioxidants for overall health-boosting benefits.
Avocados. Avocados are a great source of healthy fats that add the signature creaminess to your smoothie. They’re rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat can be easily broken down for energy.
Dark leafy greens. Leafy greens like kale, spinach or swiss chard are nutrient-dense and low in calories. Packed with vitamins and minerals, they’re the best way to add volume to your smoothie without increasing the calories.
Experience body-transforming results safely, quickly and affordably. Call Cordova Medical Clinic today at 901-888-1000 to see how we may be able to help with your weight loss success.