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.