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Thursday, January 15, 2015

10 Healthy + Delicious Smoothies to Lose Weight & Have More Energy

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Smoothies are a quick & tasty way to get a big source of daily-needed vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It's a great way to get raw fruit and vegetables in your diet.  If one of your resolutions is to eat healthier or lose weight, these are perfect for you!

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Don’t SKIP breakfast- which may lead to your energy levels crashing before lunch. It could also cause binge eating later in the day, try a smoothie breakfast instead! Doesn’t matter if you throw in low calorie protein powder, need fruit smoothies for weight loss, or want a healthy shake, your blender can unlock delicious nutrition in moments!

Get yourself a Black + Decker FusionBlade Digital Blender with Personal Smoothie Jar. There’s less clean-up and you can take it with you on the GO! Perfect for even the most rushed mornings.

Perfectly Pink Fruit Smoothie

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The Perfectly Pink Fruit Smoothie From Jenn’s RAQ is concocted with milk, raspberries, bananas, honey, and flaxseed. Blend it all together and you have a naturally sweet smoothie that is sweet without the honey (so it’s totally optional).

Peppermint Cacao Smoothie

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This is the perfect “healthy” smoothie. There are a ton of smoothies that use chocolate, ice cream, and stuff that has a lot of sugar/calories in it. This Peppermint Cacao Smoothie from A Cedar Spoon tastes just as delicious as the others but this includes healthy ingredients such as frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, almond milk, peppermint flavoring and cacao powder.

Fruit and Veggie Smoothie

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Looking for an easy, natural way to keep your body healthy during Cold and Flu Season? Look no further than the Fruit and Veggie Smoothie from Thifty Jinxy. This can be your new daily smoothie, because it is easy to make with ingredients that you already have on hand.

Tropical Almond Coconut Mango Smoothie

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Every mom has those days where it feels like the kids have suctioned all our energy out of us. They are energy stealing little midgets if you ask me, lol. This Tropical Almond Coconut Mango Smoothie from A Cedar Spoon is packed with proteins to naturally boost your energy levels! Go supermom!

Healthy Chocolate Mockshake

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This Healthy Chocolate Mockshake recipe from Snappy Gourmet for you that is perfect if you’re trying to control those post holiday sugar cravings! It’s quick and easy to make, and it fills you (or the kids up)! So they aren’t asking a million and five times about supper before 4 pm.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

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I absolutely LOVE anything with blueberries in it. They are absolutely delicious and an amazing way to get your vitamins!! Instead of choosing that blueberry cheesecake and wrecking your diet, mix up this smoothie! It doesn’t matter whether you use frozen or fresh blueberries, this Blueberry Muffin Smoothie is sure to be a hit!

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

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This Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie has oatmeal, almonds, peanut butter, yogurt, fruit, orange juice and chia seeds in it making a sweet, rich flavor and great way to start your day. It’s super healthy because it’s packed with protein, Vitamin C, Calcium, Omega-3 Fatty Acids. It also is great for helping reduce cholesterol. :D

Energy Boosting Green Morning Smoothie

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Don’t rush out of your house with just a granola bar in your hand. It’s not satisfying and you could clearly get SO many more vitamins with this smoothie. This Energy Boosting Morning Green Smoothie from Family Food + Travel. When you start your day off with protein, and necessary vitamins and antioxidants, you’ll feel better throughout the day. More energized, healthier, and less fatigued and hungry.

Delicious 150 Calorie Smoothie

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This Delicious 150 Calorie Smoothie from Really Are You Serious is an easy 150 calorie snack option. It gives you a serving of dairy + a serving of fruit while packing quite the punch of fiber and protein to keep you energized and full.

Pineapple Pomegranate Smoothie

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If you are a fan of pomegranate and pineapple, then this is perfect! Not only is this Pomegranate Pineapple Smoothie from Simply Stacie delicious but it’s also tasty! Ever wondered what the two fruits taste like together? Now you can!

Hope you Enjoy these protein packed yummy smoothies!!!

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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