This Smoothie Won't Give You Abs Like Shakira, but It Will Burn Fat

Updated 05/25/17
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Smoothies are the ultimate health beverage. Unlike juices, which are chock full of sugar and lack essential nutrients, smoothies maintain their fiber and pulp, which helps slow down the absorption of fructose and keeps you fuller for longer. You can also pack in a ton of good-for-you ingredients like fruits and veggies, chia seeds, and almond butter to essentially serve as a meal in and of itself. But as filling as smoothies can be, they've got the potential to keep bloat at bay—it's all in the ingredients. According to over 20,000 Pinterest users, the below "Sleek Stomach" smoothie is a true fan favorite for boosting your metabolism. Keep scrolling to learn more.

This smoothie, a blend of fresh ingredients like bananas, dates, and avocado, is the secret to a flatter stomach. The potassium in the bananas and avocado helps beat bloat, and avocado and almond butter's healthy fats burn abdominal fat. It's also naturally sweetened with dates and raw cacao to cut down on refined sugars. Take a look at the recipe below:

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1/2 avocado
1 heaping teaspoon of almond butter
1 tablespoon of raw cacao
3 dates
Ice for desired thickness

1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1/2 avocado
1 heaping teaspoon of almond butter
1 tablespoon of raw cacao
3 dates
Ice for desired thickness

Instructions

Blend and enjoy.

Ingredients

1/2 cup strong brewed green tea
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup pineapple (frozen)
1 unripe banana (frozen in quarters)
1 large grapefruit (peeled, chopped, and frozen)
70 g. spinach, frozen (you can use fresh, but the smoothie won't be as thick)
4 to 5 large ice cubes
10 g. plain whey protein (or favorite protein powder)

1/2 cup strong brewed green tea
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup pineapple (frozen)
1 unripe banana (frozen in quarters)
1 large grapefruit (peeled, chopped, and frozen)
70 g. spinach, frozen (you can use fresh, but the smoothie won't be as thick)
4 to 5 large ice cubes
10 g. plain whey protein (or favorite protein powder)


Instructions

Ingredients

1/2 cup strong brewed green tea
1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 banana
1/2 cup mixed berries

1/2 cup strong brewed green tea
1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 banana
1/2 cup mixed berries

Instructions

Ingredients

1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 banana
6 oz. Greek yogurt, unsweetened
1 cup coconut water
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. flax seed

1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 banana
6 oz. Greek yogurt, unsweetened
1 cup coconut water
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. flax seed

Instructions

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