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6 Delicious Weight Loss Smoothie Bowl Below 400 Calories

When done correctly, smoothie bowls could help you lose weight. Why? For what? For example, they 're a simple (and delicious) way to eat more fruits

6 Delicious Weight Loss Smoothie Bowl Below 400 Calories

When done correctly, smoothie bowls could help you lose weight. Why? For what? For example, they 're a simple (and delicious) way to eat more fruits and vegetables filled with nutrients, which we know can help reduce obesity.

Fruits and vegetables are naturally rich in fiber (which comes from carbohydrates), and it is a good source of fiber when they make up the bulk of a smoothie cup, too. According to the Mayo Clinic, high-fiber diets are related to healthy weights as they appear to be more full and can take longer to consume and digest.

It's also important to include protein and fat, especially when it comes to weight loss. You want to find a combination of all three macronutrients in each meal.

As per an October 2018 study published in Nutrition, a diet based on increased lean protein (along with fiber) resulted in a reduction in calorie intake and weight loss, without reducing calories or any other factor in the diet.

As reported in a July 2016 paper published in Annual Reviews, fat is also important because it's the second most satiating nutrient. It is enjoyable for us humans — this is part of why we are gravitating to high-fat foods such as ice cream and butter.

Yet when making or buying a smoothie cup, caution must be taken. Through a macronutrient viewpoint, they can be high in calories and unbalanced and usually run high in carbohydrates and sugar.

Good Practices For Making Smoothie Bowls and Ordering Them

  1. Keep an eye on the number of toppings. That's particularly relevant when it comes to high-calorie foods such as nuts, seeds, and almond butter (although also sources of healthy fats).
  2. Leave on the skin. When you will usually eat a skin-like fruit or vegetable (i.e. apples, zucchini, etc.), do not peel the items. The skin adds additional nutrients and fiber. Just make sure your produce is washed well (when making a bowl at home).
  3. Keep an eye on your portion. Smoothie bowls can be high in nutrients and calories so be mindful of how much you consume.
  4. Instead of juice add true, whole fruit. Fruit juice had the fiber removed. That is one reason why top juice smoothies and smoothie bowls. Instead of adding orange or apple juice, then apply the whole fruit (skin on! of course).
We've put six smoothie bowl recipes together to help you get started making your own smoothies at home. They all have less than 400 calories and a balanced balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

1. Dragon Fruit Bowl Smoothie

Dragon Fruit Bowl Smoothie

This vivid, pink smoothie bowl is packed with plenty of fiber.
Calories: 278 

What makes this a healthy cup, from a macronutrient viewpoint, is the combination of whole fruit, coconut milk, and plant-based protein powder. Among other fruits featured are raspberries — this berry ranks highly according to the USDA when it comes to fiber content.

The recipe also demands that the plant-protein powder be served. In general, protein is crucial when attempting to shed pounds. This macronutrient is the most satiating and even though you lose weight, it helps to control your metabolism. Protein also tends to prevent fat-free body mass from reducing.

Get the recipe and nutrition details for Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl here.

2. Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Weight-loss-friendly bananas from the bowl 's base.
Calories: 261 

This bright green bowl contains pineapples, matcha, courgettes, spinach, and bananas. Too often we hear about "fattening" bananas (insert eye roll here) as they are high in calories and have so much sugar in them. There could not be anything further from the facts.

In a study published in PLOS Medicine in January 2016, Harvard researchers studied the intake of some fruits and vegetables and their correlation with weight changes. The study, covering three observational studies, involving more than 120,000 men and women, found that weight gain was not correlated with eating fruit, such as bananas.

According to the USDA, a medium banana has 105 calories along with 3 grams of fiber — that fiber can help improve satiety and reduce appetite.

Get the Matcha Smoothie Bowl recipe and nutrition info.

3. Low Carb Smoothie Bowl with Greens and Cauliflower

Low Carb Smoothie Bowl with Greens and Cauliflower

In this smoothie cup, the zucchini and cauliflower form a creamy, thick, and low-calorie foundation.
Calories: 253 

When it comes to weight loss this low-carb smoothie bowl is a no-brainer. Two low-calorie, low-carb vegetables, cauliflower, and zucchini, form the base of this smoothie bowl, giving it a creamy, thick texture. A whole cup of cauliflower, per USDA, only has 27 calories. According to USDA, zucchini is right there too, with just 21 calories per cup.

These two vegetables fit in smoothie bowls and the like as they are mild in flavor. Sneaking them into smoothies will help pump up the nutrient content while adding bulk and thickness to your smoothie bowl.

Get the Conscious Dietitian's Low Carb Smoothie Bowl with Cauliflower and Greens recipe and nutritional info.

4. Strawberry Beet Bowl Smoothie

Strawberry Beet Bowl Smoothie

Beets will help you get to work faster and recover quicker.
Calories: 336 

Working out will help push things along if you are trying to lose weight. And if you are working out, maybe beets are just your hidden weapon. According to a January 2018 report published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, eating beets and beet juice will help you work harder and heal quicker.

This bowl mixes beets, strawberries, zucchini, and bananas with protein powder and milk to form the bright pink base. The best part is, this bowl contains fiber in 20 grams. For women, that's 80 percent of your needs, and for men, that's 52 percent of the recommendations for Americans in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.

We also sometimes come up short on the fiber along with fruits and vegetables — the two are definitely related. As reported in a January 2017 paper published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, only 10 percent of adults consume enough fiber on a daily basis.

Get the Strawberry Beet Smoothie Bowl recipe and nutrition details.

5. Berry Chocolate Bowl Smoothie

Berry Chocolate Bowl Smoothie

This dessert-like bowl has a fiber content of 7 grams.
Calories: 274 

If a bowl of smoothies should taste like a cake, it would be this one. To make a sweet and balanced treat, frozen berries and banana whipped up with chocolate protein powder and cacao. Each serving contains 20 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber.

According to the International Food Information Council Foundation, data reveals that populations with greater fiber intakes are consuming less. Results from a prospective 20-month retrospective study showed a reduction in body weight of 0.25 kilograms (equivalent to just over half a pound) with each additional gram of dietary fiber ingested. Consider incorporating even more fiber with hemp heart and chia seed toppings.

Use the V Nutrition recipe and nutrition details for the Chocolate Berry Smoothie Bowl.

6. Bowl with Green Mango Smoothie

Bowl with Green Mango Smoothie

Adding mango makes this green smoothie bowl incredibly nutritious.
Calories: 280 

With 42 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of sugar, 25 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fat, this green smoothie, which gets its hue from spinach and chlorella, blue-green algae, is well balanced. That makes this particularly good, is the mango here.

A paper published in the Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences in November 2013 looked at the connection between mango consumption and overall diet and health. The results showed a correlation between daily consumption of mangoes and improved nutrient intake and diet efficiency.

Get the Green Mango Smoothie Bowl recipe and nutrition info.

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