If you are trying to lose weight, eating anything post-dinner may seem absurd to you. One of the biggest reasons for putting on weight is nighttime snacking habits while watching the television.
So, why should you eat at night to bring down your weight? The truth is there are some healthy smoothies which have the power to burn fat while you sleep.
Now, you may wonder; smoothies should be had for breakfast, right? But there are a few recipes which when consumed at bedtime can accelerate fat-burning. These are perfect for people who have busy work lives and cannot take time out to exercise.
So, the idea that eating anything before you sleep will make you fat may actually be incorrect! Here are some of these effective smoothie recipes:
Ginger-Aloe Vera smoothie: Why should you drink a smoothie before bed? Only if you can be sure this will help your body lose weight and burn fat. Belly fat is the most stubborn fat of all, and the combination of aloe vera and ginger works wonders in fighting it. Make this by mixing water, cucumber juice, lemon juice, grated ginger juice, and aloe vera juice with parsley or cilantro in a blender.
Green smoothie: The color green suggests this smoothie recipe includes vegetables as its main ingredients. Kale is most commonly used to prepare green smoothies and may have a bitter taste. This is why bananas and pears are used to make this smoothie more palatable. Not only do they add more flavors to it but also offer more nutritional value. This ideal nighttime smoothie provides us with a healthy dose of vitamin K. To make it, add water, kale, apple/pears, bananas, orange juice, flax seeds and ice cubes in the blender and blend until you get a smooth puree.
Oats-Strawberry smoothie: Just like oatmeal makes for an excellent weight loss addition to your breakfast menu, this smoothie is a great bedtime choice. It tastes fabulous if you can add ripe raspberries to it. Instead of a full-course dinner, you can drink this before bedtime to keep your stomach feeling fuller for longer and facilitating weight loss at the same time. Blend plain oats, a cup of strawberries, unsweetened almond milk, and honey to make this smoothie.
Banana smoothie: This can satisfy your sweet cravings like no other. Bananas are mixed here with pomegranate juice, Greek yogurt, and pistachios to provide more antioxidants. The smoothie is low in calories because of the yogurt and can satisfy your taste buds. It is rich in proteins and fiber making it perfect for reducing your midnight cravings. To make this smoothie, blend pistachios, frozen and chopped bananas, pomegranate seeds, Greek yogurt, and ginger juice.
Mixed Berry Smoothie: For the berry lover, this smoothie takes the cake. Berries are excellent sources of vitamin C, increasing serotonin levels. This converts into melatonin which releases unwanted stress in our bodies. So, you can sleep better. At the same time, it can burn fat and help you lose weight. You can make it by adding frozen strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, ice cubes, and coconut milk for more antioxidants.
You will find many such healthy and tasty smoothie recipes that you can consume at night without a worry. What can be better than making your body burn fat while you sleep?
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.