Weight loss is an extremely hot topic and has been since anyone can remember. Looking at your best and being in peak health condition is the desire of everyone. Sometimes it is not so easy, and the easier the diet, the more likely a person is to stick with it. What better way to simplify a diet regime than a tasty weight loss smoothie? It is like a dessert but without the guilt. This recipe will get you in the mood to kickstart a diet or re-commit to one you have already started.
Apples & Grapefruits Instead of Cakes and Candy
The sugar found in fruit is called fructose and is naturally occurring. It is converted into glucose in your body and is used for energy. Candy is from refined sugar, which comes from sugar can or sugar beets and is chemically converted for use in sweets and many other foods. The fiber in fruit makes you feel full because it properly expands your stomach and is processed slowly keeping your sugar from spiking, which is bad for many organs in your body, including your heart. Depending on how much sugar you digest during the day is what determines how the sugar is stored, regardless of where it is from. So, the less sugar in your body, the less likely fat, and possible cancer. High antioxidant fruits like apples and grapefruit can lower your risk of getting cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.
- 1 apple (I used an organic gala apple to make the drink sweeter)
- 1 grapefruit
- 1/4 cup water
Directions to Making a sweet Weight loss Smoothie:
- Peel and slice 1 grapefruit.
- Slice 1 apple and throw the seeds and core away.
- Add the fruit to a blender or nutri bullet with 1/4 cup of water.
- Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
Can You Drink This on Your Diet?
Many diets are strict about the type of food that can be included within their plan. Many diets restrict carbs, calories, fats, or sugars. However, in moderation, each one of those things is still ok, it is more about what you are eating rather than how much. This recipe only includes an apple, grapefruit, and water, yet is delicious. While apples do have sugar, it is a natural sugar. Carbohydrates are the biggest issue with apples, but that only applies to Keto, so this drink is safe on all other diets.
How Can I Lose Weight with this Weight Loss Smoothie Drink?
Grapefruit is high in nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium, fiber, and calcium. All these things combined help aid in digestion and keep you feeling full. When added to water with apple, you have a nutritious drink that satisfies, hydrates, and nourishes. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, vitamin C, and folate are also found in apples.
The sugar is natural, so it keeps your risk of diabetes lower than artificial sweeteners and many other desserts. When a sweet craving becomes a nuisance and you cannot keep it at bay any longer, one of the best things you can do to satiate it is to eat sweet fruit. This will not only calm your cravings, but it will also adapt your body to craving a different kind of sugar by changing your glycemic index as well as your habits.
Smoothies are perfect way to get your daily dose of fruits of veggies. Try some of these other recipes:
Equipment I Used
Weight Loss Smoothie
- Cutting board
- 1 apple sliced, peeled
- 1 grapefruit peeled
- ¼ cup water
- Prepare ingredients. Slice 1 apple and throw the seeds and core away. Peel the grapefruit.
- Add the fruit to a blender or magic bullet with 1/4 cup of water.
- Blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Cheers!