Sensible "smoothie" diet help please

(3 Posts)
KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Mon 28-Dec-15 07:03:28

I got a lovely blender thing for Christmas and I want to get healthy and slimmer in the new year. My job means I don't have a lot of time during the dsy to cook so I often overload on carbs / convenient food. I am thinking I can take one or two smoothie type drinks with me to work to keep me full during the day and then have a sensible dinner.

I want to be healthy, sensible, getting the right nutrients and not too much sugar. I am looking into green smoothies and also wondering about soups that I can reheat when I get home (I have about 15mins for lunch, at home)

Any ideas, recipes, thughts etc hlpful. Should I count calories too?

MrsHooolie Tue 29-Dec-15 23:46:18

Hi,it might be worth adding a scoop of protein powder to your smoothies to fill you up.
I have just bought a Nutri ninja and I'm having 3 shakes a day plus one meal,quite hardcore but I'm following a plan from a book and because it's protein shakes I'm not hungry which is a massive bonus!

AfroPuffs Tue 29-Dec-15 23:53:39

I do this:

250ml almond or hemp milk
1 scoop protein powder or some wheatgrass
Handful of frozen berries (you can get bags from supermarket)
teaspoon honey when i make with berries...other fruits like mango are sweet enough

i also batch cook a spicy lentil soup and freeze in portions. Pop one to thaw overnight in fridge, take to office and warm up in microwave. Very easy, just sweat off onions, garlic, celery, carrots. Add chilli flakes, salt, pepper and a 400g bag of red lentils. Add bouillon with about 8 cups water. Bring to boil and simmer for about 40mins. Thats it! You can vary the veg etc...chuck in some shredded cooked chicken. Yummy and very healthy!

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