A perfect smoothie will not magically make you lose weight. In fact, no one thing is going to do that—at least not in a healthy or sustainable way. If you want to lose weight (and not everyone does), you have to also address a range of other factors that play important roles: sleep, stress, hormones and and other medical issues, to name a few biggies.
6. Green Sunrise Smoothie
“The Green Sunrise Smoothie has everything you need to start your day right,” says Alexandra Miller, R.D.N., L.D.N., corporate dietitian at Medifast. “You’ll get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and essential vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy and strong while losing weight.”
- 1 scoop protein powder (Miller uses Medifast’s Pineapple Mango Smoothie packet)
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1½ oz sliced avocado
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.