Low-Fat Smoothie Tricks

Smoothies, when done right, can have the texture of a double thick milkshake but the calories of a lunchtime salad. When done poorly, they can add to your waistline much faster than you think! Here are some top tricks to blending up tasty low-fat smoothies.

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Choose Fat-Free Dairy

The first secret behind a low-fat but rich and creamy smoothie lies in the use of low-fat or fat-free milk and yoghurt, which is often the base of creamy smoothies. This will give your low-calorie smoothie a creamy consistency without any fat or sugar. You can also use skim milk for a richer and more drinkable texture.

Add Shaved Ice

Adding shaved ice to your drink will give it a lovely smooth consistency, minus the calories! This will also give your smoothie a more drinkable texture.

Use Sugar Substitutes

To further lower the calorie intake, you may also consider adding sugar substitutes. We personally love honey or stevia in our smoothies.

Substitute Yoghurt With Juice

Adding juice instead of milk or yoghurt can also add to the texture of your smoothie. However, we recommend that you pass over the pasteurised type and stick to the juices made from fresh fruits. If you love smoothies and intend on making these diet drinks daily, then investing in a quality blender or juicer is the way to go.

Use Frozen Fruits

Our last secret to achieving low-fat yet creamy smoothies is adding frozen fruits to the drink. This will help you add more crunchiness and reduce the unpleasant texture. It’s easy to put in the wrong ingredients and end up with an almost undrinkable puree instead of a smoothie! Frozen banana and berries, for example, almost assure a velvety and rich concoction. Yum!

Share your secrets for blending up creamy, delicious low-fat smoothies below!

By Candice May

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