Mediterranean Diet Smoothies Recipes For Weight Loss

Mediterranean diet smoothies are one I prefer when having an early morning run. You might neglect your needs as a busy person and forget to care for yourself. 

Therefore, around a month ago I've made the decision to start eating healthier diet and food.

Why Is It called the "Mediterranean Diet"?

Yeah! I really wish to lose some weight and keep my BMI index at a healthy level. That was why I began to look for easy recipes to make.

Due to their distinctive eating habits, Mediterranean countries like Spain, Italy, and France are reputed to have decreased rates of chronic diseases. So this is why the term Mediterranean Diet.

The Mediterranean diet is both an enjoyable and nutritious way of eating. It emphasizes eating a wide range of healthy meals and taking the time to appreciate and savor each dish. 

The experience can be shared with others too. I have introduced this diet to kids apart from their other healthy menus. It's lovable and has good taste. Especially one with apples in it. 

Mediterranean Diet Smoothies For Excellent Health

Those who are always on Mediterranean diet recipes have excellent health. They also have a lower chance of developing chronic diseases. 

How? Because this is a result of the food they chose. 

The Mediterranean diet includes a wide range of heart-healthy fats, fruits, veggies, whole grains, lentils, nuts, and seeds. It is so easy to make for breakfast and delicious too. It helps with weight loss too. 

mediterranean diet smoothies recipes for weight loss
Wonderful Berries Smoothie

Mediterranean Diet Smoothies Recipes For Weight Loss

You may think about any flavor you like. The important is to add fresh fruits and vegetables as the main ingredients. For me, I prefer to add any source of protein to make it feel fuller.  

Usually, I use non-GMO soy protein. Surprisingly, it'll make the smoothie creamier and tastier too. 

1- Apple With Protein Smoothie

Apple smoothie with soy protein is really bliss to taste buds. I also add a spoon of honey and you may opt for a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. 

  • 1 large Apple (peeled and chopped into small cubes)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I prefer low-fat milk)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • A dash of ground Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients to be smooth. Pour the prepared smoothie into a serving glass and sprinkle cinnamon over it. But if you don't like the strong taste of cinnamon, you may choose to not add it.

2- Mango Creamsicle Smoothie

Mango smoothie contains lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are needed for you to get optimum health.
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup rice cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, unsweetened orange juice or water
  • 1 tablespoon of protein powder 
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Then it's ready to give an abundance of goodness and great taste. 

3- Strawberry Banana Green Super Smoothie

  • 1 banana (chopped)
  • 1 cup spinach or celery
  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of low-fat milk or non-dairy almond milk
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seed
  • Ice cubes

Put all ingredients in a blender and make it smooth. Some people prefer to make a smoothie from frozen fruits which give a chilly and distinguished taste. 

Somehow, I love to use fresh fruit. And to make it cool, I will put ice cubes and mix them with the ingredients. 

Another 6 Easy-to-Make Mediterranean Diet Smoothie Recipes

Greek Yogurt and Honey Smoothie. 

This rich and creamy smoothie is a great way to start the day! The Greek yogurt base gives the smoothie a velvety texture, while the honey lends a subtle sweetness to balance out the tartness of the yogurt. 
  • Combine 1 cup of Greek yogurt, 
  • ½ cup of nut milk, 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey, and 
  • ¼ cup of your favorite berries in a blender and blend until smooth. 
Enjoy this Mediterranean classic with a sprinkle of walnuts, almonds or chia seeds on top!

Avocado Green Smoothie Bowl. 

If you’re looking for a super quick yet nutritious smoothie, this one is for you! 
  • Mash an avocado and mix it with ¼ cup of nut milk, 
  • ½ banana, and 1 tablespoon of honey. 
  • Once blended until smooth, 
  • top the smoothie with sliced kiwi, flavorful herbs such as dill or parsley, and seeds like pumpkin or sunflower for a crunchy texture. 
Enjoy this creamy Mediterranean-style breakfast treat!

Sweet Orange, Beet and Carrot Zeus Smoothie. 

This smoothie is both gorgeous and delicious, not to mention full of nutritious ingredients. To prepare it, combine;
  • 2 oranges (peeled and chopped), 
  • 3 carrots (chopped), two cooked beets (cubed), 
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a blender. 
You can also add a pinch of sea salt for taste. Blend everything until creamy and serve cold or warm, with your favorite topping such as nuts or seeds.

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Power Smoothie. 

This nutritious smoothie will power you with plenty of energy. To make it, combine;
  • 1 cup almond milk, 
  • 3 tablespoons cooked quinoa grains, 
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and a pinch of ground cinnamon in a blender. 
  • Then add ¼ cup sliced almonds and an optional teaspoon of honey or maple syrup for sweetness. 
Blend everything until homogenous and served chilled. Enjoy your chocolate almond quinoa power smoothie!

Pomegranate Blueberry Coconut Chia Seed Shake.

This smoothie is an energizing and delicious way to start your day. 
  • Simply combine 1⅓ cups of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice,
  •  ½ cup frozen blueberries, 
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk, 
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds and a few ice cubes in a blender. 

Blend until smooth before serving chilled. Enjoy this pomegranate blueberry coconut chia seed shake!

Mediterranean Diet Smoothie Key Ingredients

  • Green including any veggies you prefer such as kale, spinach, and celery as well as cucumber
  • Fruits like bananas, berries, apples, mango, watermelon, and any kind you love
  • Proteins such as soy protein, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or whey protein
  • Liquid as simple as water, milk, and non-dairy milk such as almond milk
  • Additional ingredients like ice cubes, healthy fats (avocado, chia seeds, peanut butter, or spices like cinnamon and vanilla)

Protein plays an important role in the human body as it helps build muscles and prevents their loss. Additionally, it suppresses hunger and aids in cell regeneration. 

As a result, you can choose the sort of protein you wish to include in advance.

Start your day with the rich flavors of the Mediterranean with these energizing smoothie recipes! 

Featuring nutritious and delicious ingredients like nuts, fruit, yogurt, honey and nut milk, these easy-to-make smoothies will give you a boost of energy.

Moreover, separating the fruit into many freezer bags before making several batches of smoothies is really a good idea. 

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