Green smoothies are one of my favorite things to eat each day, but if you’re consuming a green smoothie for weight loss, there are some things you should know. The great thing about smoothies is you can use them to lose, maintain or gain weight, depending on what you put in them. Many people start out the day with a green smoothie and throw all kinds of things in it and wonder why they’re gaining weight drinking a green drink. Or, they might follow a green smoothie plan that doesn’t work best for their body, blood sugar and metabolism. If you’re looking to drink a green smoothie for weight loss, avoid including the following items so you don’t ruin all your hard efforts. There are much better options, and I”ll show you what those are too!
Oh, how I love peanut butter, but if you’re adding it to a green smoothie for weight loss, you’re fighting an uphill battle sister! Peanut butter contains 190 calories in just two measly tablespoons. A better option? Opt for non-GMO, defatted peanut flour by Protein Plus brand. Unlike the popular PB2, another defatted peanut flour, Protein Plus peanut flour has no added sugar or salt. And, for one tablespoon of rich peanut flour that is amazing, let me tell you, you’re getting 1 gram of fat, 4 grams of protein, and 1 gram of fiber for only 30 calories. You can’t even tell the difference in a smoothie, I promise and it’s my favorite way to make my green smoothie taste like a peanut butter cookie! A little goes a long way, trust me!