We all know someone who is trying to lose weight and have a flawless summer body. This banana-ginger smoothie can help you achieve that goal, and it is made from five simple ingredients. Blueberries and bananas keep you full for longer, and that’s more than important for those trying to lose excess pounds.
This simple smoothie gives you enough fiber, protein, and essential nutrients. Say ‘goodbye’ to stubborn cravings!
The power of healthy smoothies
Flaxseed offers a healthy amount of fiber and keeps you full. Cravings are the number one enemy of those who try to lose weight. Almonds are healthy, but they can’t help you if you have them covered in milk chocolate. Make sure your meals are packed with fiber. This will help you shut down unhealthy cravings and enhance your digestion.
Blueberries are loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants and vitamin C. A regular serving of blueberries provides about 14% of the regular daily intake of fiber and 100 calories. In other words, you feel full without drowning in calories.
Bananas are super healthy. Potassium in bananas lowers blood pressure, and vitamin C optimizes the function of your immune system. The sweet fruit keeps you full and gives you enough fiber and resistant starch.
Several studies have shown that smelling a banana can help you deal with cravings. Yes, even the smell of bananas has benefits for your health.
If you do not like to eat all the sugar, use ½ a banana for your smoothie.
According to a 2012 study, ginger has something to do with your hunger and the amount of food you eat per meal. Active compounds in ginger affect metabolism. The spicy root can also relieve nausea and acid reflux.
Spinach is abundant in vitamin A, C, K, folate and magnesium. Get high amount of these nutrients, especially if you deal with hunger pain caused by malnourishment. These vitamins and minerals strengthen bones and improve vision.
Frozen spinach is also healthy, and it will last for longer.
Banana ginger smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 2 tbsp flaxseed, ground
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp ginger, grated
- ½ cup baby spinach
- protein powder (optional)
Blend the ingredients until smooth. Simple as that.
This smoothie will give you enough fiber to keep your appetite under control. It will keep you full for longer. It is made from healthy ingredients and offers a lot of benefits. Let’s not forget that it has an excellent taste.