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7 Smoothie Ingredients That Equal Weight-Loss Success

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This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.

Getting enough of weight-loss friendly nutrients like fiber into your diet can fill you up and help you reach your goal weight faster. These kickass pounds-dropping smoothie ingredients are the perfect way to do just that. Toss any of these seven ingredients into your blender along with your favorite fruits to get major nutritional benefits without having to plug your nose and chug.

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Broccoli

The fiber-rich vegetable helps keep you full without changing the taste of your favorite smoothie combinations. You can use raw broccoli or steam it quickly first for a smoother consistency. This 330-calorie peanut butter, broccoli, and strawberry smoothie will keep you full throughout the morning.

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Chia Seeds

If you're looking to start the day right, add a tablespoon of chia seeds to your a.m. smoothie. The seeds are high in fiber and a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3s, so you'll feel full and ready to take on your morning. If you're not a fan of the seeds' texture, this berry chia seed smoothie recipe masks the taste and feel of those little guys.

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Green Tea

For a little energy boost, substitue strong chilled green tea to any smoothie for water. You'll feel a subtle caffeinated pick-me-up before you get to work or hit the gym. We like the refreshing taste of this green tea, cinnamon, and honey smoothie.

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Flaxseed

For a smoothie that's got staying power, add some flaxseeds to the mix. High in omega-3s and fiber, flax helps promote bone health, lowers cholesterol, and keeps your digestive system healthy. The good fats in flaxseeds also help relieve inflammation. Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your next smoothie, or make this overnight flaxseed, apple, and cinnamon smoothie ahead of time so you can grab and go in the morning.

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