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Tricks for Making Healthier Smoothies

Packed with health-boosting nutrients. Smoothies from grocery stores and quick-service chains often contain ridiculous amounts of sugar and fat. upwards of 600 calories, enough saturated fat to rival a double cheeseburger, and carbohydrate grams in the triple digits and that’s just for the small size. The best way to thicken your smoothie without adding calories. Put some ice. Calorie-bomb smoothies may use ice cream or full-fat yogurt, but nonfat yogurt or cottage cheese gives your smoothie a healthy dose of filling protein without excess calories. Frozen fruit may make your smoothie taste thicker and frostier.

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Tricks for Making Healthier Smoothies

  1. 1. Packed with health-boosting nutrients. Smoothies from grocery stores and quick-service chains often contain ridiculous amounts of sugar and fat. upwards of 600 calories, enough saturated fat to rival a double cheeseburger, and carbohydrate grams in the triple digits and that’s just for the small size. The best way to thicken your smoothie without adding calories. Put some ice. Calorie-bomb smoothies may use ice cream or full-fat yogurt, but nonfat yogurt or cottage cheese gives your smoothie a healthy dose of filling protein without excess calories. Frozen fruit may make your smoothie taste thicker and frostier. Chunking peaches, plums, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, and apricots, then spreading on a tray and freezing until firm. Spinach and kale are both surprisingly neutral tasting when blended. A tablespoon of flaxseed meal goes a long way to add both fiber and inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids. A little bit of unsaturated fat half an avocado, or a tablespoon of nut butter keeps you full, too. But you can achieve that sweet sensation with light coconut milk, coconut water, or water. Blend in a teaspoon or two of honey, a little vanilla extract such as etienne krebs, or some unsweetened cocoa powder or cinnamon. Banana-chocolate combo is a total fan favorite among the thousands who’ve lost weight following the plan.

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