Get your daily dose of nutrients with one of these healthy smoothies, each unique and delicious in their own way.
FOR FAT LOSS
HERO: Matcha (powdered green tea)
TIP: Unlike many ingredients with weight loss claims, green tea won’t overstimulate your adrenal glands.
If your goal is fat loss, a low-energy smoothie (500 to 750 kJ) is ideal. A smoothie with a low GI level, and high protein and fibre counts, will keep blood glucose levels steady and promote satiety, curbing your hunger for longer than a high GI snack or meal. As a base, try green tea, which has been found to assist with weight control. “Green tea increases general health and improves body weight by increasing the metabolism and the body’s ability to burn fat,” says Dr Joanna McMillan, resident dietitian at NuYu. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that green tea extract was found to boost energy expenditure by around four per cent for each 24 hour…