Mango smoothie is one of the best smoothies for weight loss that can be consumed as a breakfast alternative. The abundance of dietary fiber in the mangoes help to fill you and keep you satiated and fight off hunger until the next meal (lunch) so that you end up consuming fewer calories throughout the day.
Mangoes are an ideal choice for any weight loss diet. The half cup of ripe mango contains approximately 50 calories which help to keep you satiated and energized for a prolonged period of time and prevents unhealthy snacking between meals which help to burn more calories and reduce the pounds. High water and fiber content of mangoes bulk up in the stomach. The dietary fiber in mangoes slows down digestion and subside hunger.
High antioxidant and vitamin C levels in ripe mangoes neutralize free radical damage and help to protect against colon, breast and prostate cancers. High fiber and pectin levels in mangoes help to lower the level of serum cholesterol, specifically unhealthy LDL cholesterol.
Vitamin A in mangoes helps to improve vision and prevents dry eyes and night blindness. Acids such as tartaric acid, malic acid, and citric acid present in mangoes help to balance the pH of the body and maintain it at a healthy alkaline state.
Both yogurt and milk used in this smoothie help to provide a rich and creamy consistency to the recipe and supplies a healthy dose of high-quality protein that also helps in weight loss. Protein boosts metabolism and reduces appetite – both these factors helps in weight loss and building lean muscle mass.
Milk and yogurt also provide a considerable amount of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, etc. that help to strengthen the bones. Yogurt is also an effective natural source of probiotics (friendly bacteria) that aids healthy digestion, cures constipation and supports the immune system function.
You can add any natural sweetener or Stevia powder to this smoothie to add a nice sweet taste and make it suitable for diabetics.
Here is the recipe…
- Mango pieces – 1 cup
- Stevia Powder – ½ teaspoon or Honey – 1 Table spoon
- Yogurt – ½ cup
- Milk- 1 cup
- Pour mango pieces into the blender.
- Then add yogurt, milk and stevia powder into the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Pour it into a glass and drink this smoothie to get rid of excess weight.
- Regular intake will yield best results of shedding your excess calories.
This is a simple and no-frills mango smoothie recipe that makes use of only 3 to 4 ingredients which makes it suitable for kids and toddlers. This refreshing and tangy mango smoothie can also be enjoyed during pregnancy.