Tips on Making Low-Fat Smoothies

Here are a few suggestions on how to make low-fat smoothies:

  • Use low-fat or non-fat milk instead of full cream milk. If these are too watery, try using soy milk.
  • If a smoothie recipe calls for ice cream, substitute it with yogurt or sorbet. There are also low-fat ice cream brands that you can mix in with your drinks. Low-fat ice cream may contain more calories than yogurt and sorbet but at least, they will not be as fattening as regular ice cream.
  • If you plan on using smoothies as a meal replacement, add a tablespoon or two of protein powder to it.
  • This will make you feel fuller and you can use less yogurt to avoid a very thick smoothie.
  • Use fresh fruit rather than canned. Most canned fruit have sugar or syrup added.
  • Use honey instead of syrup or white sugar.
  • Most smoothies have yogurt. When the recipe calls for this ingredient, use the low-fat version.

To help you get started, the next article suggests some low-fat smoothies that you can create at home. You are free to vary the amounts and the ingredients in each recipe. Be creative and you might just discover a super-tasting, healthy drink of your own.

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