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10 Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

By Linnea Zielinski

Smoothies: deceptive dietary devils or a quick, easy way to get essential nutrition? Yes, and yes.That’s the problem with that take-away smoothie: you never quite know what’s lurking under the lid or whether it’s going to hurt your weight loss efforts. Popular chain smoothies can pack well over 100 grams of sugar into a drink you down in 20 minutes. No wonder you’re reaching for a snack an hour later. Make a smoothie at home, however, and you can pack in vitamins, minerals and satiating fiber you would otherwise miss. Plus, it’s probably the only way you’re ever going to eat raw spinach with breakfast.In this collection of smoothie recipes, you’ll find something to satisfy every craving from a hearty breakfast to a classic pie-inspired dessert. Since we’ve taken care of scouting the nutritional winners, all you have to do is pick a recipe, start the blender and enjoy.

Serves: 2

Nutrition: 280 calories, 4.9 g fat (2.3 g sat fat), 3.3 g fiber, 35.9 g sugar, 10.6 g protein

Sometimes you’re just not in the mood for oatmeal, no matter how good it is for you. This smoothie blends plenty of antioxidant-rich blueberries with oats to ensure you still get the benefits and stay full all the way through to lunchtime. Just make sure you’re using one of our 9 Best Yogurts for Weight Loss in your at-home version.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 346 calories, 19.2 g fat (4.2 g sat fat), 7.8 g fiber, 19.9 g sugar, 11.1 g protein

Frozen bananas and peanut butter team up to give this smoothie a rich, milkshake-like consistency that will make you think it’s sinful. When you use unsweetened almond milk, though, it’s packed with protein without sky-high sugar counts found in other smoothies.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 278 calories, 3.2 g fat (0.8 g sat fat), 15.3 g fiber, 26.5 g sugar, 8.3 g protein

We used the blogger’s favorite combo of vibrant, fresh parsley and mint in our calculation, and ditched the coconut water for plain old H2O. You’ll save over 15 grams of sugar by making the same swap. Start the day with this sip and you’re well on your way to getting all your vitamins and minerals—deliciously.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 454 calories, 7.0 g fat (5.6 g sat fat), 15.1 g fiber, 70.4 g sugar, 3.5 g protein

Swapping in unsweetened coconut milk for the canned variety will save you over a day’s worth of saturated fat without sacrificing the nutty, tropical flavor and creamy texture. The sugar in this drink comes entirely from raspberries and a banana, natural sources that are a healthy way to indulge. Top your drink with a tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (we calculated for it) and a drink umbrella for the full experience.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 122 calories, 0.3 g fat (0 g sat fat), 6.2 g fiber, 10.9 g sugar, 4.9 g protein

Packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, this smoothie isn’t meant to be a meal, just a health booster. Mint, pear and ginger keep the kale from being too bitter and blending it rather than juicing ensures you get a filling dose of fiber with your nutrients.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 234 calories, 3.5 g fat (1.1 g sat fat), 8.0 g fiber, 32.7 g sugar, 7.5 g protein

This smoothie may taste like dessert, but it won’t have the same waist-expanding effects. Frozen banana adds creamy texture without interfering in the classic dessert flavor you love. We suggest using Fage 2% Greek yogurt for this recipe for its pumped up protein count and low sugar. Want something a little more indulgent? Add a pitted date for natural sweetness and a richer texture.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 585 calories, 37.8 g fat (4.1 g sat fat), 7.0 g fiber, 26.6 g sugar, 18.6 g protein

If you’re looking for meal-replacement smoothie, look no further. This one’s overflowing with protein from rich almond butter and antioxidants from frozen blueberries. With over 18 grams of protein and a hefty dose of fiber, cravings won’t come crawling back an hour later.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 267 calories, 3.3 g fat (0.6 g sat fat), 8.3 g fiber, 31 g sugar, 3.8 g protein

For those of who choose pumpkin over apple when it comes to your holiday pie selection, there’s a healthy smoothie recipe for you, too. The warm spices from chai tea infuse pumpkin puree and bananas with the just-baked flavor you love without all the sugar and butter. The best part? You can have it way more than twice a year, guilt-free.

Get the recipe from One Ingredient Chef.

Serves: 1
Nutrition: 437 calories, 19.5 g fat (4.4 g sat fat), 11 g fiber, 34.7 g sugar, 12.4 g protein

Raw cacao is different from that supermarket chocolate in two very important ways: it’s packed with powerful antioxidants and boasts a surprisingly high amount of fiber. Paired with a portioned amount of honey, it’s as sweet and indulgent as what you’re used to, except it’s actually good for you.

Get the recipe from Savory Simple.

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 307 calories, 20.2 g fat (2 g sat fat), 6.9 g fiber, 12.6 g sugar, 9.3 g protein
You’ll get all the warm, comforting flavor of the weekend breakfast staple without any of the flour or butter when you pick this smoothie. Plus, walnuts boast healthy omega-3s, protein and fiber to keep you satiated.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.

Source: 10 Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

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It was a far cry from the bustling, kaleidoscopic street scenes that Anthony Bourdain routinely plunges into during his television travelogues: an empty, dimly lit pier building on the Hudson River at the edge of the meatpacking district.But Mr. Bourdain, the uncensored chef, author and peripatetic culinary traveler, strode through the echoing space the other day at full throttle, talking nonstop and flinging his rangy arms to point out this or that planned attraction: a steaming noodle stall, a vibrant farmers’ market, a mezzanine cluttered with food stations and bars.“Think of an Asian night market,” he said. “Eating and drinking at midnight.”For more than a year, New York’s culinary grapevine has been buzzing over Mr. Bourdain’s broadly stated intention of opening a major food market somewhere in the city, but details have been scant. Now he has confirmed that he and his partners have subleased the main concourse and mezzanine of Pier 57, at 15th Street, one of the largest shipping piers on the Hudson.

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Put Jose Enrique’s homemade hot sauce on everything, including bread

"I mess around with the components and the textures, but the flavor profile stays the same," says Enrique, a 2013 Food & Wine Best New Chef whose fourth restaurant at the El Blok hotel in Vieques is slated to open this spring. "It’s a way of updating things."

Consider his fiery hot sauce (see the recipe). Instead of fermenting the chiles in water, Enrique confits a mix of sweet and hot peppers (Cubanelle, habanero and Serrano) for hours in olive oil with fresh tomatoes, onions and garlic. Then he purées them with reserved oil.

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