21. No Sugar Kale Coconut Smoothie
Here is a green smoothie that is sugar free and almost savory. The only sweetness comes from the addition of a pinch of sea salt that brings out the inherent, natural sweetness of the kale and ground coconut (funny how salt can make something sweet!). The high quality salt also provides some basic electrolyte minerals. Fresh ginger is added for a little zing of spice. If you are looking for an escape from fruity, sweet smoothies, this recipe fits that bill. The kale gives it a vibrant green color and plenty of fiber.
22. Citrus Fresh Weight Loss Smoothie
Nothing is better than waking up to the fresh taste of citrus. This low-carb smoothie is a great choice for those trying to lose weight, but want something that makes them feel more energetic in the morning. The Citrus Fresh Weight Loss Smoothie includes several essential oils that help detoxify the body and curb cravings. A coconut milk base also helps give you extra energy, while the amino acids in the gelatin help promote emotional wellness. With a well-balanced flavor and loaded with health benefits, this Citrus Fresh drink is hard to pass up. Make it part of your morning routine!
23. Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Here is another pumpkin smoothie that is perfect for a cool autumn or winter morning (or anytime really, pumpkin year round is the way to go!). The key to the success of this recipe is in the use of plain canned pumpkin purée, not canned pumpkin pie filling. You add the amount of pumpkin pie spice and sweetener to your liking. Pumpkin pie filling can sometimes have a lot of spice and some sweeteners already mixed in. Try using organic, unsweetened pumpkin purée for this. The pumpkin has some texture but the heavy cream smooths it out. While this is served ice cold, you might be wondering what this would be like warmed up on a cold day. Hmmm, a warm smoothie?
24. Frozen Hot Chocolate
This low-carb frozen treat is based on a version of a frozen hot chocolate drink that is served at the famous Serendipity 3 in New York City. They are known for “serious food”, including frozen drinks. This “hot” chocolate is quite rich, making it a perfect dessert. The sugar is skipped in this version making it low carb. Instead, the recipe calls for Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet blend. Xanthan gum is added to keep it from separating so you can sip at your lesiure. There is a bit of coconut oil with essential fatty acids blended in. Heavy cream adds the richness commonly found in a really good hot chocolate.
25. Mixed Berry Diet Smoothie
Sometimes the simplest ingredient combinations can be the tastiest. The Mixed Berry Diet Smoothie combines one cup of fresh or frozen berries with non-fat yogurt. Berries are well-known for being full of antioxidants, boosting metabolism and helping with overall weight loss. Your mixed berry smoothie can include any combination of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or raspberries. Use them all or pick your favorite two! In fact, most frozen mixed berry packages have plenty of all four- how convenient! Choose your favorites or just grab a scoop and stick it in the blender with yogurt. Fast and easy, this is one great way to stay slim.
26. Just Peachy Diet Smoothie
Another how to make a smoothie tip is to combine your favorite fruit with skim milk and ice. The Just Peachy Diet Smoothie is a perfect example, combining fresh peaches with the creamy taste of milk- simple but delicious. Peaches are very low calorie, with only 40 calories per peach. This makes them a sweet addition to a reduced calorie diet. Plus, they are full of vitamin C, vitamin A, Magnesium and Potassium. They even have 1.4 grams of protein as a bonus! This makes the Just Peachy an excellent anytime treat especially in the summer when peaches are nice and fresh.
27. Spinach with Green Apple Diet Smoothie
Green apple and spinach are two smoothie ingredients truly made for each other. Both are rich in nutrients and balance each other very well. The Spinach with Green Apple Diet Smoothie combines the delicious tastes of spinach, apple and coconut milk to create a low-calorie, nutrition-packed smoothie that anyone can appreciate. Apples also help boost metabolism and curb appetite, making this smoothie very diet-friendly and perfect for a snack in between meals to hold you over. For a spicier kick, try adding kale in place of spinach and follow the rest of the recipe the same!
28. Lemon Meringue Protein Shake
The Lemon Meringue Protein Shake is the perfect addition to any diet plan. It is thick, filling and the perfect combination of tangy and creamy while still being low carb. The recipe uses a combination of vanilla protein powder, yogurt, lemon juice and sweetener. To make the shake look more appealing before serving, add a few drops of yellow food coloring and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a lemon wedge. Enjoy this refreshing protein-packed shake on a warm summer day or in place of dessert any night- it’s great anytime!
29. Strawberry Cheesequake Blizzard
This blizzard is full of ingenuity. Cheesecake filling can be turned into a smoothie, but how does one replicate that signature crispy, buttery crust? You could just ignore it and go without- you will never miss it, we promise! This recipe has a crunchy crust-like element with the addition of coconut that has been toasted in butter and swirled through the blended shake- a perfect low carb solution! Small chunks of solid cream cheese are also swirled in. This results in a texture bomb with bits of cream cheese and crunchy coconut in every mouthful. Eating this with a spoon makes sense, as you would a DQ Blizzard.
30. Spiced Walnut Date Smoothie
This shake is one of the easiest to make and one of the few healthy recipes to include dates. Combined with a variety of spices, the Cinnamon Walnut Date Shake Smoothie is a real treat. As you can guess, most of the flavor comes from the spices, nuts and dates. The dates also keep the smoothie nice and thick. These are combined with creamy Greek yogurt, chilled almond milk and vanilla extract, which helps balance the smoothie’s rich flavor. Let this tasty treat become the highlight of your evening and part of your daily diet routine.
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