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10 Super Easy Slimming Smoothie Recipes

10 Super Easy Slimming Smoothie Recipes

Losing weight is not easy. It takes time and hard work to see even the slightest change. For the best long term result, eating healthy is a very important step, if not the most important. But it is also the hardest part. Let me first say, I am proud of you for trying so hard! Keep going, hard work really does pay off.

If you’ve been eating healthy for a while, you probably know that smoothies are a great way to get that extra nutritious boost. To help you with losing weight, I made a list of 10 amazing smoothies to help you lose weight easier. All the smoothies have fatty acids, which make sure that your belly fat melts away quicker.

So here we go – 10 super slimming smoothie recipes:

1. Blueberry Smoothie: Fruity and Fun

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    Blueberries, milk and flaxseed oil is the magic combination for this first smoothie. Blueberries are amazing for your body and help with the weight loss. And with simple recipes like these, you can even add your own twist, like using almond milk or even yogurt.

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    2. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: A Tasty Treat

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      Yes, peanut butter in your smoothie sounds weird but tastes great! And with the banana being the hero of the smoothie, you will slim down quicker than you know. Bananas give you instant energy, which makes this smoothie the perfect snack before and after your workout.

      3. Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie: Just Like Dessert

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        It almost sounds like a dessert, but you can drink this any time. Raspberries are amazing, but not everybody realizes that cocoa is also great for weight loss. It also boosts your mood and energy. So drink up!

        4. Peach Smoothie: Quenches Your Thirst

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          Most smoothies have lots of different ingredients to make it taste good, but this beauty just needs peaches. Blend it all up and you will feel bikini ready in no time. Peaches aren’t just great for weight management, they also help with liver and kidney functions. You can’t say no to that!

          5. Apple Ginger Smoothie: Balanced Freshness

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            Smoothies are created to be comforting and refreshing. This smoothie will give you both! After taking this health boosting beauty, you will feel better than ever before!

            6. Mango Smoothie Surprise: It Has Secret Taste

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              As you can see, this smoothie is not just mango. There is a secret ingredient that will really help you with your weight loss. Can you find it? If you found it, that ingredient, as well as mango, is great for your digestion and has lots more health benefits.

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              7. Pumpkin Banana Smoothie: Dessert with Benefits

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                Pumpkin is super healthy and sets a great mood when it’s cold outside. So this smoothie is a cold drink, perfect for cold days. And the health benefits are uncountable!

                8. Pineapple Smoothie: Tropical Feast

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                  If it’s warm outside, you might want to go for this one. The pineapple is refreshing and super healthy. Pineapples help with the breaking down of food. Just take one sip of it and you will be transported to a tropical party!

                  9. Sweet Spinach Smoothie: Boosts Your Breakfast

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                    If you need a real good booster in the morning, you must try this smoothie. Although spinach may not be your standard breakfast food, it has many benefits. It helps your skin, keeps your digestion healthy and it keeps you fresh inside and out!

                    10. Strawberry Smoothie: A Classic Taste

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                      Best for last. Strawberries are not just good for your figure, but also great for your mind. I mean, who doesn’t get happy when they get to eat strawberries? I know I do! And did you know strawberries are anti-aging? Healthy and delicious, you won’t find that very often!

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                      Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                      1. Cat Camel Stretch

                      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                      3. Jumping Jacks

                      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                      4. Abductor Side Lifts

                      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                      5. Balancing Table Pose

                      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                        6. Leg Squats

                        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                        7. Push Ups

                        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                        8. Bicycle Crunches

                        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                        9. Lunges

                        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                        10. Bicep Curls

                        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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