• Do not drink your calories! This is the number one rule we hear as people trying to lose weight and live healthier. Many times this rule leads us to believe that the only drink we can have, is water. This is not true! There are a variety of drinks that are actually beneficial to your health and will cause you to lose weight faster than you would regularly.

    Teas, juices, smoothies the options are endless. Today, we are going to talk about smoothies. Not just smoothies that taste good, but smoothies that are 100% good for you and work with you to burn fat and lose weight fast! With the help of these smoothies you will be on your way to meeting you weight loss goals!

    Smoothies For Weight Loss

    These three smoothies have properties that will positively contribute to your weight loss journey.

    1. Ginger / Pineapple Smoothie
    Fresh ginger is a must have in the kitchen. This powerful little root acts as a fat burner and makes sure that the weight your losing is from fat, not just general or water weight. Ginger also causes the body to feel full. Having a ginger smoothie will lead to weight loss and a lessened desire for food intake. If you are not partial to pineapple you can replace it with any other citrus fruit. However, if you enjoy the flavor of a pina colada we suggest you stick to pineapple.

    Ingredients:

    •  1 medium banana
    •  1 ½ cups fresh pineapple, diced
    •  1 Tablespoon fresh ginger
    •  ½ cup Greek yogurt – choose any flavor you like
    •  ½ cup fresh pineapple juice – you can also use water if you want

    Blend ingredients together and enjoy the tropical goodness!

    2. Peanut Butter Smoothie
    If you’re a peanut butter lover, you probably don’t even need an explanation for how this smoothie is beneficial to your health, but we’re going to give it to you anyway! Peanut butter is packed with protein which boosts your energy levels for hours each day. Not feeling up to going to the gym today? Have one of these smoothies and you’ll have the energy to get you though that tough workout!

    Ingredients:

    •  1 large banana
    •  2 teaspoons of natural peanut butter
    •  1 small handful of baby spinach leaves
    •  1 small scoop of natural hemp protein – this should be in a powdered form and can be purchased from any natural health food store
    •  ½ teaspoon of cinnamon – this is optional but gives the drink a wonderful spicy taste
    •  Just a bit of water – the amount of water will depend on how thick or thin you want the smoothie

    Blend these tasty ingredients and enjoy that kick of energy you were needing!

    3. Tropical Delight Smoothie  
    This delicious treat is made up of a three tropical fruits which work together to boost your metabolism and get rid of fat! This smoothie is also jam packed with Vitamins A and C as well as Zinc which will help to get your immune system up! The refreshing taste of this fruity drink will have you coming back for more.

    Ingredients:

    • ½ cup cantaloupe – cubed
    • ½ cup mango – cubed
    • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds –finely chopped
    • ½ cup pineapple – cubed
    • Enough water to thin

    Blend up these yummy ingredients and enjoy!

    Weight Loss Journey

    Have you endeavored on a weight loss journey before and been unsuccessful? Don’t let that keep you from trying again. It’s never to late to turn your life around and start living healthier and happier. Losing weight can be a tough thing to do alone, that is why Svelte Medical Weight Loss Center of Orlando wants to help guide you. Medical doctors, who specialize in weight loss will meet with you and set up a weight loss plan that works for you. Don’t wait any longer to start making strides towards your goal weight. Visit Sveltemd.com today to set up your first appointment, or call us at 407-805-5200.

    Susie Bragg

    Dr. Richard and Susie Bragg have been committed to bringing our proven system of medical weight loss to Orlando, Florida and the surrounding area for well over a decade. With a 90% success rate, we believe Svelte MD is the best way to lose weight fast and keep it off forever. We have a plan that fits every person, regardless of medical background or age. Get on board with us and discover a new, fabulous you!