Benefits of a smoothie diet
Smoothie – a favorite drink of celebrities. For example, Jessica Alba drinks smoothies for breakfast, she says that without this energy drink she is simply not able to get to work. Drew Barrymore says that this elixir is the main recipe of her beauty, because it is the charge of amino acids, vitamins and minerals which prolongs youthfulness of the skin. Among the smoothie-adherents we can name Colin Farrell, Anne Hathaway, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. These celebrities use a smoothie instead of coffee in the morning, noting that this invigorating drink is much better than a cup of espresso.
Experts say that this drink is healthy, because it is a storehouse of beneficial vitamins, minerals and fiber. Smoothie helps to restore the water-salt metabolism, improves gastrointestinal tract. The preparation of this drink requires a couple of minutes, you just need to throw the ingredients into a blender.
A popular smoothie diet is considered to be a good detox for the body. Adhering to it, you can “recharge your batteries” and get rid of the extra kilos without experiencing hunger. This mashed texture deceives our organism – it seems you eat just a little, but feel saturation fast enough. You should drink smoothie not through a straw but eat it with a spoon, like porridge or soup, slowly.
I want to offer a few popular recipes for you to have an idea of what we are talking. So, here they are:
Mix 250 ml of kefir, 50 grams of cherries, half a banana and honey (to your taste).
Mix 150-200 ml of milk, 100 grams of strawberry, banana and cinnamon (to your taste).
Smoothie from Jessica Alba
Catch a recipe of a famous cocktail, which charges star with energy! So it consists of the following components: 2 cups of chopped fresh leaf cabbage, 1/3 cup of raspberries, 1/3 cup of strawberries, 170 grams of Greek yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix the ingredients in the blender.
Smoothie of celery
200 ml of nonfat kefir, 2 stalks of celery, fresh herbs, a teaspoon of olive oil.
Smoothie from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
One of Victoria’s Secret Angels strictly monitors her weight. She maintains a slender figure of model with the help of the smoothie. The most favorite her recipe is in the following: 4 leaves romaine lettuce, 2 stalks of celery, 1 cup of fresh spinach, 1 peeled and sliced apple, 1 pear, 1/2 of medium banana, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 cup of filtered water. Mix everything in the blender.
How do we adhere to such a diet? There are two variants of the smoothie diet. A hard menu includes only the smoothies; solid foods are excluded. Maximum per day you can drink no more than three liters of cocktails. The hard option is low-calorie and unbalanced on the composition, so follow this diet no more than three or four days. A longer period may be harmful to the body, and in addition, you will start to gain weight on the contrary!
The soft option allows us to eat also other foods, however, the ration should be low-calorie and balanced. You can combine with cocktails such products as milk, dairy products, lean meat, fish, rice, buckwheat (it is better to add a moderate amount of salt during the preparation of dishes). It is permitted to adhere to such a diet for a few weeks.
Be careful and always check with your doctor. Not all diets are harmless. For example, smoothie diet is contraindicated for people with reduced hemoglobin and iron, as well as those with gastritis with high acidity and colitis.