Diet Smoothies.

When creating these diet recipes I’ve kept four things in mind: each recipe has been designed to be nutritious, tasty, filling and low in calories – as all four of these are important.

Nutrition always comes first – especially if you are dieting. Ensuring that you get the full complement of vitamins and minerals is essential at this time. Mixing your smoothies up will help out – as each one will contain a different set of nutrients. Also, it’s a good idea to keep rotating your greens for the same reason.

Dieting should not be a hardship. If it is, then you are much more likely to give up. So, having tasty food is especially important. Bland and boring are out! Also, diet smoothies need to be filling – so you’re not immediately looking for the next fix. There are a load of vegetables that can help out here – low GI is definitely in.

Lastly, diet smoothies should be fairly low in calories. However, not too low. It’s probably better to have a filling smoothie with a few more calories that will last you hours.

When dieting there’s one tactic I use – and that’s to split my smoothies into two. I’ll have one part immediately and the other a couple of hours later. This ensures I feel full for that much longer. A simple trick that works well for me.

Apricot Blend

Apricot Blend

Apricot Blend. 110 Calories. A very simple and clean smoothie that will fill a few corners… 1 medium carrot 1 medium zucchini ...
Bango Manana

Bango Manana

Bango Manana. 310 Calories. A very moreish, thick and filling smoothie... 1 banana 1 medium / large ripe mango ¼ cup rolled ...
Ginger & Cinnamon Apple

Ginger & Cinnamon Apple

Ginger & Cinnamon Apple. Just 130 Calories. A warm and filling smoothie that will keep hunger at bay for quite a while. ½ ...
Not Stuck-in-a-Rut

Not Stuck-in-a-Rut

Not Stuck-in-a-Rut. Around 200 Calories. A diet smoothie that can be chopped and changed and reused day-after-day… The Core… ½ bana...
Plum and Apple

Plum and Apple

Plum & Apple. 180 Calories. A very tasty snack for those afternoon munchies. ½ cored apple 1 large plum – de-stoned 1 me...