Hey, everyone Kori with Train Like A Girl here where I help busy moms lose up to 15 pounds in six weeks without spending hours in the gym or restrictive fad diets.
Before I get started into how you green smoothie could be the reason why you're gaining weight I want to ask them if you like this video and the information in it to make sure you hit the subscribe button below so that you get all the latest information on fitness and nutrition.
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Everyone knows that green smoothies can be a healthy and great way to get not only a meal in but all your veggies for that one day in. But just as they can be super healthy, they can also pack a lot of calories in just one shake.
So how do we stop that from happening?
It's all about the steps you take in making that that smoothie.
When I make my smoothies I always start off with with the liquid. Most of time I use water but I do use sometimes almond milk or cashew milk.
Next I move on to the veggies. You can't go wrong with with spinach. And then I also throw in some carrots just to get some extra vitamins and nutrients.
Next I knew my protein powder. Now if you're not big on protein powder or you don't want to use it, that's perfectly fine.
After that, I put in my my fruit. I tend to go with bananas because it makes a little bit more creamy and frozen berries to also get that sweetness and to give it the consistency I want for the smoothie.
And then last but not least. I you I added my fats or extra add-ins. Now this is where it gets tricky and this is where a lot of the calories can add up very fast. So when you're adding in your fats or other extras, you want to make sure that you limit it to one.
Sometimes do about a quarter to a half of an avocado or 1 to 2 teaspoons of chia seeds depending on the day. You can also use nut butters or something of that sort, but this is where you want to make sure you don't add in too much.
I've seen it time and time, I've done it time and time again to many adding too many high-calorie ingredients to your healthy green smoothie and before you know it it you you end up with a smoothie that's a 1000, 1500 or even 2,000 calories.
That's a lot!
I mean I get it there's there healthy foods, right? Some of them are even considered super-foods. We have to remember even these healthy super foods contain calories and a lot of them in such a small serving.
So you need to watch out how much you put in.
Again, I suggest one either fat or extra add ins.
Hope this helps when you're making your green smoothies, but if you want a simple way to make sure your green smoothies don't contribute to you gaining weight, make sure you download my Train Like A Girl Clean & Lean Shake Guide.
In it I go step by step on how to make your smoothies and everything that you need to put in it to make sure you're getting a great nutritious healthy smoothie but not putting so much into it that you have a full day's worth of calories in one shake.
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