If there’s one thing that people dread, it’s the thought of trying to lose weight. Many think you have to do torturous workouts at the gym, perform hours of cardio, and have a restrictive diet just to see the weighing scale number go down. There are a lot of preconceived notions about weight loss/fat loss and it’s unfortunate because a handful of these notions are either completely false or only partially true. To make it worse, some individuals give up on weight loss altogether because of wrong information. This has to change.
Yes, weight loss will take effort but it’s not an impossible task. You don’t have to resort to extreme measures to see improvements in the mirror. Adding more physical activity each day and paying closer attention to what you put in your mouth is enough to see significant change. In fact, you can experience tremendous results by just giving importance to your nutrition.
A Fat-Torching Smoothie You Must Try
This incredible avocado smoothie not only tastes great, but it will also help boost weight loss. It’s the perfect morning smoothie to give you a rush of energy to tackle the day ahead as well as providing your body with essential nutrients to support good health. What makes this weight loss smoothie so effective is the carefully selected ingredients. Each ingredient has a role in supporting weight loss and together, they taste absolutely fantastic!
Avocado is one of mother nature’s healthiest foods. It adds a delicious rich and creamy flavor to your smoothie that we know you’ll savor to the last drop. Furthermore, avocados are packed with a wide range of nutrients including vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate, vitamin B5, and more. There are many health benefits associated with these vitamins and minerals but two of the most important benefits are maintaining good cardiovascular health and increasing metabolic rate. Additionally, one study shows that people who eat avocados are satiated for a longer period of time after consumption. (1)
Don’t worry, the only thing this fiery ingredient will heat up is your metabolism. The sweetness from the other ingredients in this recipe will surely mask the spiciness of the cayenne pepper. Capsaicin, the main ingredient in cayenne pepper, is responsible for raising metabolic rate which in turn, helps to burn more calories in a day. Capsaicin also has the ability to blunt hunger by decreasing a hormone called ghrelin. (2) Ghrelin is a hormone that regulates appetite. Cayenne is an amazing ingredient that will aid tremendously with weight loss.
A Rollercoaster of Flavor
You can blend every ingredient that promotes fat loss in a smoothie but if it doesn’t taste good, you most likely won’t drink it. We know you’re going to love the variety of flavors in this avocado smoothie. It’s sweet, rich, creamy, nutty, and not a single ingredient is too overpowering. The sweet flavors come from one medium ripe pear, ½ of a small ripe banana, and ½ a small avocado. The milk and avocado give your smoothie its rich, creamy texture and flavor. Last but not least, the flaxseed meal will add a nutty, earthy taste. You may also notice a tiny bit of heat from the cayenne pepper together with the unique flavor of matcha. Upon hitting your taste buds, matcha has a vegetal flavor with a sweet aftertaste. All in all, this recipe is full of complex flavors that are perfectly balanced in one delicious smoothie.
Another great thing about this smoothie is that it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. In a blender, throw in 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, ½ of a small avocado (peeled and chopped), 1 medium pear (halved, cored, and chopped), ½ of a small ripe banana (sliced and frozen), 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal, ¼ teaspoon of matcha, a pinch of cayenne, and ½ to 1 cup of ice. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.
There you have it, an awesome avocado weight loss smoothie that not only tastes great but will keep your health and shape in check.
The Incredible Avocado Weight Loss Smoothie (Life-changing Recipe)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
1 cup milk
1 tsp lemon juice
½ small avocado, peeled and chopped
1 medium ripe pear, halved, cored and chopped
½ small ripe banana, sliced and frozen
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
¼ tsp matcha
pinch of cayenne
½ to 1 cup ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.