This Skinny Salsa is delicious on top of anything and is the perfect food for weight loss, thanks to all the fiber-rich vegetables. You can use it on tacos, salads, or anything that could use some fresh flavor.

When it comes to efficient weight loss, it’s not about the quantity of calories that you consume, but rather the quality. Eating fruits and vegetables that are rich in water and fiber will help you peel off the pounds because they can fill you up without filling you out.

Check out some of the benefits:

Radishes are high in water content, making them filling; they are only about 1 calorie each and contain flavonoids, plant chemicals believed to play a role in weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, according to a Harvard study published in BMJ.

Cucumber contains a variety of antioxidants and minerals, and helps reduce inflammation. It also contains fisetin, an antioxidant that can improve memory and protect brain cells from age-related decline.

Tomatoes contain a variety of antioxidants and help reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and overall, support cardiovascular health.

Strawberry Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Prep

Total

Yield 1 serving

Ingredients

SMOOTHIE BOWL

1 cup baby spinach or butter lettuce

3 Tbsp. hemp seeds

½ cup coconut water or water

1 frozen banana

½ avocado

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

juice of 1 lime

2 ice cubes

1 tsp. Matcha Powder

1/8 tsp. vanilla

TOPPINGS (CHOOSE 3 FAVORITES)

Sliced strawberries

Blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Blackberries

Diced mango

Sliced banana

Dried coconut flakes

Dried Goji Berries

Cacao Nibs

Nuts

Seeds

Instructions

Place all superfood smoothie bowl ingredients in a Nutribullet blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Top with your favorite toppings.

 

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