If your goal is fat loss, a low energy smoothie (500 to 750 kJ) is ideal.
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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 Total Health. A study reported on in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition¹ said that green tea extract was found to boost energy expenditure by around four per cent for each 24 hours.
MAKE IT: Matcha, or green tea powder, makes a great base for fat loss smoothies. The high protein, low carb merits of natural yoghurt keep conversion to glucose under control to stave off recurrent hunger, while chia seeds add fibre for digestive health and satiety.
For a great fat loss smoothie idea try:
- 1 tsp of matcha green tea powder
- ½ cup of ice
- ½ cup skim milk
- ½ cup of natural yoghurt
- 1 tsp of chia seeds soaked in 60ml of water
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