A perfect weight loss smoothie contains between 255 and 350 calories and is filled with a variety of whole foods that give optimal nutrition. You always want to include a leafy green, a fruit, a source of healthy fat, and protein. You can also add other vegetables to your green smoothie.
To my surprise, the grapefruit banana green smoothie tastes great! That, of course, is if you like grapefruits. Bananas take away the sourness a bit and the healthy fats and spinach boost the nutrition of this smoothie.
Nutrition of the grapefruit banana green smoothie
One grapefruit already contains 100% of your vitamin C needs for the day. And it even contains 2 g of protein. Grapefruits also make the perfect weight loss superfood. You can also add cinnamon and turmeric to your smoothie for anti-inflammatory properties.
This green grapefruit smoothie contains 350 calories, is high in fiber, and contains 8.7g protein. It also is very high in vitamin A, C, and K, and omega-3 fatty acids. If you look at the minerals you can see that one smoothie already covers over 60% of your daily need in calcium, 25% iron, and 51% magnesium. You can add more nuts and seeds to your smoothie, but be aware that this will increase the calorie count.
All in all, this green smoothie fuels you with important nutrients, makes a balanced small meal, and keeps you full longer.
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