Health and Fitness By Mae Davies / June 19, 2015 Your mother always told you, “Eat your veggies; they are good for you!” Did you listen? Nope. Now though, health experts tell you, “Eat your veggies; they help you lose weight!” Do you listen? Of course, you do! The story of your life: you eat healthy because you want to shed the extra pounds. The only problem? They become super boring over time. So, you start looking for ways to spice up the veggie regimen. You’ll happen upon belly fat burning smoothies using veggies. Perfect. Not only are they healthy, but they are also tasty! They give you the freedom to choose the veggies that you like (provided they are rich in fibers), you can also add fruits (as long as they are not too sweet), and you get to calibrate the creaminess (as long as you use milk or yogurt that is high in protein). So in a nutshell, belly fat burning smoothies are awesome– even when you use veggies. Now, what vegetables shall you use when you make your smoothies? Dandelion Greens For those who want a kick in their smoothies, why not use dandelion greens? They may not be easy to find, but when you do, your smoothies will have a very strong taste. These veggies go so well with strawberries and oranges. Broccoli Broccoli may not be the favorite of a lot of girls, but if you are suffering from any allergies, you might want to turn to these veggies. They are best in reducing inflammation, they are good for the bones, and they can even prevent cancer! Broccoli tastes very good with blueberries. Parsley Okay, I know. Parsley seems to be too small of a veggie to actually be made into a smoothie, considering they are only added on the top of main courses. But parsley has a very distinct taste that makes a smoothie really exciting. Parsley is packed with antioxidants. If you want to, try it with pineapple. Lettuce Depending on the lettuce you choose, you’ll get either a strong or a mild flavor. Lambs lettuce has a milder taste, so if you’re not leaning on the “kick” side, choose it. If you want your smoothie to be highly nutritious, but also heavy in flavor, go for Romaine lettuce. Only a little warning though: if you choose the Romaine lettuce, you are in for a slightly bitter adventure. Spinach Spinach is good for your muscles! Like Popeye! But more than that, spinach is also good for your cognitive processes. Thus, if you think that you need to improve your memory, use spinach in your smoothie. By the way, spinach goes so well with strawberries. Kale Kale is the veggie that is only slightly more practical than spinach. Why? It’s because kale contains a lot of fiber. And you know what that means, right? It’ll help you stay satisfied so you do not have to always munch on empty calories. It will also help you expel waste. So for those who are a little constipated, start on your spinach journey! Green tea Okay, I know green tea isn’t exactly a veggie, but hey! It’s still green, so let’s include it! Green tea is very healthy and it can even fight cancer! So, don’t wait until it’s your day off! Start making your own belly fat burning smoothies using just these veggies, few fruits, crushed ice, and high-protein base such as yogurt and almond milk.