Lose belly fat fast with my Kale, Apple, and Orange Smoothie recipe. I was struggling to get my confidence back for a while after munching over the holidays. I can’t fit in my cute clothes anymore without my belly sticking out. I also found that I get tired easier whenever I gain weight.
Which is by the way not acceptable if you have a toddler who absolutely loves running around and playing hide and seek all day. And so, I went on with my journey to find fast, easy, and effective ways to lose the extra pounds.
As a working mom, we all know the early morning struggle. This is where you try to make breakfast, fix lunch boxes for you, the hubby, and the kids, while at the same time getting you and the kids ready for the day. More often than not, we pick the quickest and easiest breakfast available AKA cereal, eggs, fruit juice, and coffee.
This is where healthy smoothies come in. They have all the vitamins and nutrients your family needs, all in one cup that you can make in under 15 minutes. We all know how hard it is to feed your kids (and sometimes even your husband) vegetables, especially greens. It’s even harder to make sure they get all this on a daily basis, especially on busy workdays where you don’t have much time to prepare and plan your meals.
Fortunately, when making a smoothie, you can combine different fruits, greens, proteins, and superfoods that can guarantee your family gets a balanced diet, every day. It’s also friendly to the taste buds, even for little kids! This prevents them from developing childhood obesity that affects about 18.5% of kids aged from 2 to 19 years old. This can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
So, What Makes A Belly Fat Busting Kale, Apple, and Orange Smoothie?
Kale – Kale is considered a powerhouse of various nutrients and vitamins. It is one of the best superfoods you can consume, and for good reason. It is low in calories but has high water content which significantly aids in weight loss. It is packed with Vitamin A, C and K. Kale is also a good source of manganese, potassium, and copper. Now, that’s a SUPERfood!
Apple – Apple is widely acknowledged as a fruit that burns belly fat. It is rich in flavonoids and pectin fiber that helps with curbing your appetite and burning unwanted fat. Apples also contain a lot of water, which makes them remarkably filling. And thus, causing less intake of calories throughout the day.
It is also one of the fruits that have a low glycemic index, helping control the body’s blood sugar. The antioxidants in apples make them effective in fighting cardiovascular diseases and reducing the risk of different types of cancer.
Orange – If you are wondering which fruit burns the most belly fat, oranges are your friend. They are popular as the most common source of vitamin C. But what others don’t know is that oranges are also great for burning belly fat. They only have roughly 45 to 50 calories per 100 grams, compared to 100 grams of potato chips that have about 536 calories.
Oranges have 0% fat and are filled with fiber and various antioxidants that support weight loss. You can also use oranges to satisfy your sweet tooth as they have natural sugars. It is a healthier alternative than candies that have refined or processed sugar.
- 1 cup kale leaves, washed and de-stemmed
- ½ cup of cold water
- ½ cup orange juice, chilled
- 1 large apple, cored and chopped
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds
- 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
- 1 cup ice
- Create a smoothie base by blending cold water, orange juice, and kale together. This gives it a smoother blend and keeps the smoothie from having leafy chunks of kale.
- Toss in chopped apple and almond butter.
- Process until smooth and well combined.
- Add chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and maple syrup.
- Add the ice and blend for another 10 seconds.
- Pour into serving glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 8gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g
Also, check out my Nighttime Smoothies for Weight Loss recipes for great nightcap smoothie ideas!
A glass of kale, apple, and orange smoothie a day keeps the belly fat away! For more recipes, please check out our post about belly flat smoothie by Dr. Oz.
What are you waiting for? Grab your Vitamix and start blending for a healthier morning. I would love to hear what you think about this recipe in the comments below. Much love, ciao! ♥