Women’s Health has shared five fab low-cal smoothie recipes: as close to the perfect meal as you can get. You can make them super delicious, fabulously nutritious – plus they’re perfect to take with you as you’re on the go! You can choose which ingredients to pimp your smoothie with: brain boosting blueberries, heart healthy almonds, your fruit serving of the day or add some soy or dairy into your diet. Consider keeping your favorite ingredients on hand (frozen fruit, cottage cheese, nonfat milk, soy milk) so you can always whip one up whenever the mood strikes – equipping yourself for making a waistline friendly meal decision is always the first step!
Tip: A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for fiveminutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose smoothies were minimally blended. Amazing!
Here are our faves:
Blend 1 small frozen banana, sliced; 3/4 cup kale, lightly packed, stems removed; 3/4 cup almond milk; 3/4 Tbsp almond butter; and 1/8 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger.
Serves 1. 233 cal, 8 g fat (<1 g sat), 37 g carbs, 134 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein
Blend 3/4 cup pineapple, cubed; 1/2 cup frozen mango; 3/4 cup vanilla soymilk; and 3 Tbsp low-fat cottage cheese. Garnish with 1/4 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes.
Serves 1. 221 cal, 2 g fat (1 g sat), 38 g carbs, 244 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein
Here is the full scoop and all 5 recipes:
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