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5 delicious smoothies to help you lose weight

It is not always necessary to adhere to boring methods and eating habits for losing weight. There are a lot of delicious ideas too that can help you shed those extra kilos! Healthy smoothies are one such addition to your daily diet that can help you stay in shape without compromising on the taste! Unbelievable? Believe it, because we have 5 nutritious milkshake recipes for you.

Mixed Berries Milkshake

You will need:

Chopped mixed berries- 1 cup
(blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.) 
Low fat Milk- 1 cup
Ice cubes

Method: Blend all ingredients until smooth

When: Enjoy this delicious shake with breakfast.

Why: Berries are very high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They also provide lots of fibre- a must for weight loss.

Mixed Fruit Yogurt Smoothie

You will need:

Yogurt- 2 cups
Mixed seasonal fruits- 2 cups
Vanilla essence- 1-2 drops

Method: Blend in all ingredients until smooth. 

When: This drink is best for your breakfast.

Why: Fruits are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre- all vital for a healthy weight loss.

Yummy Strawberry-Banana Shake

You will need:

Fresh strawberries- 1 cup
Banana- 1
Low fat milk/yogurt- 1/2 cup
Ice cubes

Method: Blend all ingredients well and decorate with chopped strawberries.

When: For your mid-morning cravings.

Why: This refreshing drink is rich in nutrients like vitamin C, A and B-complex, apart from calcium, phosphorus and proteins.

Juicy Smooth Watermelon

What you need:

Chopped watermelon- 6 cups
Low fat milk/yogurt- 1 cup
Ice cubes

Method: Blend in the watermelon, yogurt/milk and ice cubes until smooth. Add a little honey if you like.

When: For the summers, this is the best drink for your evenings.

Why: It is low in calories, high in iron, vitamin A and C, calcium and proteins.

Berry Soya Shake

You will need:

Mixed berries- 2 cup
Low fat milk- 1/2 cup
Soya milk- 1 cup
Ice cubes
Vanilla essence- 1-2 drops

Method: Mix all ingredients in a blender. Decorate with a sprig of mint.

When: Great for an evening snack.

Why: Not only are berries deliciously sweet and sour, they are also rich in vitamin C and fibre. The addition of soya milk ups the protein content.

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