Weight loss batidos: 7 easy steps to make your own

smoothiesSmoothies are all the rage nowadays that it seems I can't scroll past Instagram or Facebook without people posting pictures of them. This is their way of showing that they're eating well (or trying to at least), but what many don't realize is that they are doing it wrong! 

There's a proper and a wrong way to make a smoothie and I'm here to show you how. Keep reading to find out how you can make your best concoction yet!


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One of the biggest smoothie sins people commit is by adding TOO many fruits! I get it, all that spinach and kale doesn't taste great being the main star of your drink. Don't get me wrong, I love adding pineapples, bananas, and mangoes to my blends--just not all at once!

The problem is the calories add up as does the sugar and if that's all you're adding, you might as well just drink sugar. This doesn't mean that you have to stick with bland flavorless smoothies, instead you just need to know how to build the perfect weight loss smoothie. 

Check out my guideline below!

Thickeners: Plain greek yogurt, cottage cheese, avocado

Protein: Peanut butter, almond butter, nuts

Veggies: Kale, spinach, swiss chard, dandelion greens, arugula, lettuce, beets, Carrots, cucumbers, celery

Fruits: Strawberries, bananas, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, peaches, pears, oranges, kiwis, papaya, cherries

Liquids: Almond milk (or milk of your choice), water, coconut water

Extras: Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, wheat germ, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger), protein powder, vanilla extract, cacao powder, cacao nibs, other superfood powder, flaxseed oil

Directions: Add ice to your blender, then according to your preference add a cup of one of the liquids, choose a base (whats makes it creamy) such as the yogurt, banana or avocado, 1 cup of the veggies of your choice, choose 2 to 3 fruits of your choice to blend. If you'd like to add any of the extras, add a teaspoon or two according to your preference. Try not to go overboard, because remember smoothies can be a calorie killer!

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