Night-time smoothies for weight loss
June 28. 2021
Night-time snacks are one of the greatest guilty pleasures dieters often have to give up following a weight loss regimen. So it’s pretty standard for them to be advised to skip dinner and stay away from any type of snacking before bedtime. And let’s be honest – forbidding a person to eat something instantly raises their desire to eat it. Here at the Chicago weight loss clinic, we’re more than aware of that, so we decided to compile a list of night-time smoothies for weight loss that you can have without the feeling of guilt.
We all have different night-time snacks of choice, but if you’re looking to keep this habit during your weight loss journey, you’ll need to make some smart choices. And smoothies are loved by virtually everyone since they are creamy, refreshing, and offer endless possibilities of combinations. They’re available at any season throughout the year, so you can either make them with fresh fruits and veggies or use their frozen versions. In addition to that, if you choose the ingredients wisely, you can easily fulfill all your daily needs of essential vitamins and minerals. Moreover, you can simply sneak a kiwi into your night-time smoothie even if you don’t like the taste of it and enjoy all of its nutritional benefits. Without further adieu, let’s get into the night-time smoothies recipes for your weight loss:
The Green Smoothie
It’s true; many of us think of green smoothies as tasteless, no-calorie detox beverages. So let’s break the stereotype with this tasty, nutritious, and vividly green night-time smoothie for weight loss. Yes, the color mainly comes from the veggies in it, but so do the Vitamin K and C and fiber. To prepare it, you’ll need to blend the following ingredients until you achieve a smooth texture:
- Two medium-ripe bananas (peeled and sliced),
- One medium apple (peeled and chopped),
- ½ cup of cold water,
- ½ cup of orange juice (unsweetened),
- A tablespoon of ground flaxseed, and
- Twelve ice cubes.
Once you achieve a nice texture, pour yourself a glass and enjoy this fiber-filled smoothie that contains only 120kcal!
The Strawberry, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie
Strawberries and bananas are indeed a match made in heaven, and a handful of baby spinach in this smoothie goes a long way in providing you with Vitamin A and C. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, while bananas will add the richness of flavor and that sweet finish we all love. To make this smoothie, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- One banana,
- ½ cup of strawberries,
- 2 cups of baby spinach,
- One cup of ice or cold water,
- Fresh mint to your taste, and
- Four tablespoons of lemon juice.
Mix the components until you reach the desired texture and enjoy knowing that six fluid ounces of this beverage contain only 64kcal!
The Vanilla Chai Smoothie
This Vanilla Chai Smoothie is genuinely a fragrant beverage that’s bound to provide you with the feeling of comfort during those nights when you feel like a bit of a sweet tooth but still want to stay loyal to your diet regimen. It may even be suitable for people who have difficulty falling asleep since the warming smell of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves can relax you and get you sleepy. To prepare it, you’ll need to blend in the following ingredients:
- ½ cup of vanilla soy milk,
- ½ cup of low-fat yogurt,
- ⅔ cup frozen banana (sliced),
- Two pinches of ground cinnamon,
- Two pinches of ground ginger,
- A pinch of ground cloves, and
- ½ cup ice.
One serving of this soothing smoothie contains 149kcal and perfectly fits into a 2200 calories meal plan.
The Raspberry Peach Smoothie
The last smoothie on our list is not less tasty than any of the above. In fact, it might become one of your favorite cooldown beverages for a hot summer night. As a base for this raspberry peach smoothie, you can use a ½ cup black or green tea (unsweetened or slightly sweetened with original Stevia) if you plan on having it during the day to add that caffeine kick. On the other hand, if you decide to have it before bed, we advise you to use cold water instead. Here’s everything you’ll need to prepare this delicious and joyful smoothie:
- One medium ripe peach (unpeeled, pit removed),
- ½ cup fresh raspberries,
- ½ cup of cold water (or a decaf tea),
- ½ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and
- ¼ cup ice cubes (which is about three ice cubes).
Blend the ingredients until smooth, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy a fantastic taste packed in a 130kcal drink!
Smoothies can be easily turned into tasteful night-time treats and still suitable for those on their weight loss journeys. The key here is to become familiar with the proper ingredients and portions so that you get the most nutritional value and taste out of each one of your smoothies. We aimed to offer various versions of this snack and enable you to choose depending on your mood or taste. Some nights you may feel like having a simple, fresh green smoothie, and others, you may crave a soothing taste of the vanilla chai. Either way, it’s convenient to know that you can have them and not negatively affect your weight loss. If you need additional information regarding specific smoothies (such as those suitable for the hCG diet), please contact us.
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