The combination of mango, orange juice, banana, oats and almond milk in this smoothie makes it a protein and fiber rich concoction loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that not only aids weight loss, but also helps to detox the body, support healthy digestion and promote healthy skin.
Orange juice used as a thinning agent in this smoothie not only adds a refreshing citrus flavor and tangy taste to it, but also provide a considerable amount of vitamin C to it which acts as a potent antioxidant and helps to neutralize free radical damage and oxidative stress. It also provides a considerable amount of folate and potassium that promotes healthy heart and controls blood pressure.
Ripe mango adds a rich creamy texture to the smoothie along with a powerful punch of vitamin C and vitamin A that supports healthy immune function, healthy skin and proper vision. Mangoes also contain a considerable amount of dietary fiber that helps to keep you satiated for a prolonged period of time and prevents cravings and overeating. The sweet taste of mango also satisfies your sweet tooth in a healthy way and curbs unhealthy sugar cravings – both these factors aid in weight loss.
Bananas are a great source of soluble and insoluble fibers and resistant starch that takes longer to breakdown in the intestine and helps you feel full longer; this also helps to ward off hunger and overeating. Bananas area low calorie fruit, one medium banana contains just 105 calories and 3 grams of satiating fiber.
Almond Milk is yet another thinning agent used in this smoothie that works a great replacement for dairy and makes this smoothie suitable for people with lactose intolerance. Almond milk is a rich source of vitamin E and it is relatively lower in calories compared to regular full fat milk. Almond milk also contains certain amount of protein that supports the growth lean muscle mass and promotes fat burning.
Oat meal adds a thick consistency to the smoothie and makes it more filling and healthy. Oatmeal is packed with dietary fiber and it one of the best sources of resistant starch that slows down the digestive process and triggers the release of digestive acids that suppress appetite and speed up calorie burn.
Honey adds a delicious sweet taste to the smoothie minus the calories. The enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids found in honey enhance the nutritional value of the smoothie and give an instant boost of energy.
Here is the recipe…
- Mango pieces- 1 cup
- Banana – 1
- Orange juice – 1/2 cup
- Almond milk – 1 cup
- Oats – 1 tablespoon
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Place ripe mango pieces, banana slices and orange juice into a blender.
- Then add oats, honey and almond milk into the blender.
- Blend it on high speed until smooth and pour it into a glass.
- Enjoy your healthy weight loss smoothie to cut down the excess calories.
This mango, banana and oats weight loss smoothie is loaded with dietary fiber that promotes weight loss by enhancing satiety and preventing overeating. Dietary fiber present in this smoothie also makes it a great remedy for treating digestive disorders such as constipation and upset stomach.