It is that time of year again. The time when we start shopping for Thanksgiving and, of course, getting ready for Christmas. Just as Christmas is getting closer, we find that we will also enter the year 2018 very soon.
For most people, entering into a new year is an exciting journey and this year, just like all the other years we have passed, people will make new year resolutions, giving them the ability to aim a little higher in life and take the new year on as a brand new opportunity.
While some may wish for a higher paying job or to fall in love finally, others are wishing for a healthier life and a slimmer physique, something that they can show off and be proud of at the same time.
A slimmer physique is not just about the looks, but also about the fact that a healthy weight has many benefits to offer the human body, such as a reduced* risk of certain cancers, including breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
As people start to make these new year wishes, they also need to prepare themselves for a healthier lifestyle in the new year.
With our busy lives today, it may not always be possible to prepare several meals a day that are relatively low in calories, yet high in nutrients that our bodies require for optimal performance.
This is where meal replacement shakes and smoothies come into play – excellent ways to quickly prepare something delicious that we can replace one or two meals a day with.
To help you be prepared for 2018, we have compiled a list of 15 smoothies that are the perfect addition to your new year diet.
These smoothies are easy to make, mostly low in calories and will offer you many benefits, including a reduced* risk of gaining more weight and a better chance of finally dropping those extra pounds.
1. Peach And Oat Breakfast Smoothie
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, so it is only natural that we start our list off with a breakfast smoothie. The Peach and Oat Breakfast Smoothie offer a delicious way to kick-start the day without turning to unhealthy foods.
The smoothie contains 263 calories, around three grams of fat and 11 grams of protein. The six grams of fiber is also perfect for supporting the digestive system throughout the day.
2. Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
Another excellent choice for a breakfast replacement shake, the Cinnamon Roll shake is high in protein, low in calories and offers you support throughout the morning.
The shake has 8.2 grams of protein; thus making it a good choice for a post morning workout shake. It also contains four grams of fiber, 41.9 grams of carbs and only 2.7 grams of fat.
3. Chocolate, Peanut butter, And Banana Breakfast Smoothie
If you, like many other, enjoy a morning workout routine, then the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Smoothie is a great post-workout shake that will also help you get through the morning without snacking on unhealthy foods.
The shake has 7.8 grams of fiber to support your digestive function, combined with over 11 grams of protein and less than five grams of saturated fats.
4. Raw Banana Bread Shakes
Yet another breakfast smoothie that goes perfectly with that morning workout routine. These Raw Banana Break Shakes are packed with almost 10 grams of protein, but only 307 calories.
The shakes also contain 6.9 grams of fiber, and the sugar content is relatively low, with only 12.6 grams of sugar per serving.
5. Carrot Cake Smoothie
In the mood for some carrot? Then try out the Carrot Cake Smoothie – perfect for achieving a slim physique and for supporting the eyes!
This smoothie contains four grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein, only 219 calories and about 13 grams of fat.
6. Peanut Butter Cup
If you really enjoy the taste and protein power of peanut butter, then the Peanut Butter Cup smoothie is a perfect match for you, offering 258 calories, six grams of fat, five grams of fiber and a whopping 30 grams of protein – now that’s one powerful workout assistant!
7. Green Monster
Green smoothies are extremely popular since they are usually packed with nutrients and the power to detox the body, just like this Green Monster smoothie.
Each serving contains 15 grams of protein, eight grams of fiber, 40 grams of carbs, only six grams of fat and a mere 271 calories.
8. Pear Power
For all the pear lovers out there, the Pear Power smoothie is delicious, nutritious and packed with content that will keep you going. Each serving of this smoothie offers 332 calories, along with 10 grams of fiber and six grams of protein.
The shake also contains around 14.1 grams of fat, but only 3.2 grams is saturated fats.
9. Peanut Butter And Jelly Protein Shake
The idea of peanut butter and jelly will most likely give you some old childhood memories. Yes, the Peanut Butter And Jelly Protein Shake is based on those delicious sandwiches and offers numerous advantages when it comes to choosing a shake for the purpose of losing weight.
Each serving contains over 30 grams of protein, about 9.5 grams of fiber and 446 calories – perfect as a pre-workout or post-workout shake.
10. Grapefruit Green
Each serving contains only 156 calories and a low 1.5 grams of fat. A high fiber content of 6.1 grams can be found in the smoothie, along with around 2.5 grams of protein.
11. Digestive Aid
Another green smoothie that is perfect for supporting the digestive system’s function. The Digestive Aid only contains 133 calories and almost no fat, combined with 4.4 grams of protein, 25.8 grams of carbohydrates, five grams of fiber and around 14.4 grams of sugar – remember this is all-natural sugar.
12. Orange Julius Protein Smoothie
While supporting your digestive system, why not also give your immune system a good boost* with the Orange Julius Protein Smoothie.
Each serving contains a low 130 calories and only two grams of fat but is loaded with 16 grams of protein and four grams of fiber.
13. Clementine Sunshine
Another excellent smoothie for boosting immune function, the Clementine Sunshine is rich in vitamin C and will also aid in elevating energy levels.
This smoothie is low in calories and fat. Each serving offers 6.8 grams of protein, 2.3 grams of fiber and around 30.3 grams of natural sugars.
14. Matcha Mint Chip
Back to the greens with the Matcha Mint Chip, an aromatic and delicious shake that is perfect for boosting energy and supporting the digestive tract.
Each shake contains around 288 calories, 5.2 grams of protein and nine grams of fiber. The shake contains 18.8 grams of fat, but only two grams are unsaturated fats.
15. Kiwi Basil
Did you know that a Kiwi has more vitamin C content than an orange? Take advantage of this immune-boosting, energy lifting shake.
The Kiwi Basil shake has 365 calories, no saturated fats, 12 grams of fiber and 5.2 grams of protein.
Becoming committed to a diet and adequate lifestyle changes to lose* weight is often very difficult for many people, but as the new year draws closer, many people feel that they can finally make the switch in the year 2018.
To lose* weight, a healthy diet filled with better food choices is essential, but preparing these meals can take a considerable amount of time.
We have shared some delicious ideas for smoothies, and meal replacement shakes that you can use to get on track with your weight loss* efforts in 2018 without spending hours in front of the stove every day.
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