Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and its skipping can only contribute to weight gain making you more susceptible to food cravings during the day. The body needs its boost of energy and the best would be to have it in the morning as the peak of insulin is the highest in this period. Plus, it will help you with the weight loss process, especially if you consume the apple and lemon smoothie. This recipe originates from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Book, written by the well-known doctor and nutritionist William Davis.
There is nothing like the feeling of satiety experiencing it in the morning and that can be obtained by a smoothie high in fiber and vitamins. Your body will receive all its nutrients that are present in the used ingredients and their unstoppable dietary virtues.
Lemon, apples, and oats are incredible food ingredients offering a wide range of health benefits. Have in mind, in order for the weight loss to be successful you need to follow a healthy and balanced diet along with a regular physical activity.
The benefits of the used ingredients
Lemon is a powerful slimming agent and because of that widely used in various diets. The presence of vitamin C reduces the levels of cortisol in the body, a hormone accountable for fat storage. There is also the content of polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants that will offer uncountable benefits for the body.
Both the lemon and apple are low in calories and high in fiber that offer the feeling of fullness that will prevent any unnecessary food cravings.This delicious fruit contains polyphenols that prevent the synthesis of sugars in the form of fats. Namely, the intake of apples shows a reducing effect on the body mass index.
The oatmeal is the ideal breakfast ingredient that offers plenty of carbs that will stimulate the feeling of satiety. It is the best slimming ally that will keep you full till the next meal. It is a great source of iron which is a vital mineral for the absorption of nutrients, the production of red blood cells and the oxygen transport in the body. This cereal can be taken as porridge but as well as diluted in juice.
The preparation of this smoothie is very easy and not time-consuming.
A Recipe of a Slimming Smoothie
For optimal results, make sure to use only organic ingredients.
- 1 lemon
- 2 apples of medium size
- 5 ounces of oatmeal
- 2 cups of mineral water
Method of Preparation:
You should combine the oat flakes, mineral water, and apple pieces so that to get a smooth texture. In the end, include the lemon juice and your smoothie is ready for consumption. This smoothie can be consumed for 3 days provided that is kept in a fridge.
The consumption of lemon is not advised for people suffering from stomach ulcers, burns and from renal, gastric and biliary disorders.
Apple can cause gastrointestinal discomfort as a result of its sugar and sorbitol content.