I mentioned in my Cool Stuff for Dieters and Brown Baggers post that I got a Fit & Fresh Power Shaker since I've been making lots of smoothies on the Extreme Fat Smash plan. My son is using it as much as me since I've been making him banana-vanilla yogurt shakes.
(Just yesterday his grandma noticed how he's filling out. Maybe it's the whey protein in the shakes? Or could it be the 4-5 classes of karate, 2-3 hours of baseball each week, and the fact that at seven he's a growing boy?)
But I didn't tell you that I got a chrome, 16-speed Oster blender (kind of like this brushed steel one on Amazon) at Costco. I was really tired of looking at that ugly, gross brown and tan plastic blender I've had since the '80s and it was time to upgrade.
Not only is the Oster good looking, it doesn't leak, has a large glass pitcher which is easy to clean, the blade is very sharp, and it has a pulsing/ice crushing feature which is very important when making smoothies with frozen fruit or ice.
Here are two that I make on a regular basis on the Extreme Fat Smash diet:
Mixed Berry Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
- 4 oz. Ice Cubes
- 1-1/2 cups Fresh Red Raspberries
- 1-1/2 cups Blueberries
- Blend berries and ice to make smoothie.
You can make it with frozen berries - I've been using organic frozen ones that I bought at Costco. But add 1-2 cups water or skim milk and omit the ice. And be prepared to stop the blender and squish the berries down like in the picture. Since they're frozen, you're making more of a sorbet and less of a shake. Adding water or milk helps liquify the frozen mass.
- Calories 110
- Fat 1g
- Sodium 3mg
- Carbohydrates 26.8g
- Fiber 8.6g
- Protein 1.9g
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- 3/4 cup instant oatmeal (prepared with water - if it's hot out of the microwave, don't worry)
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
- 2 tsp. whey protein drink powder mix (I used a berry flavored one - delicious!)
- 4 to 6 ice cubes
- Microwave oatmeal in water.
- Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth
This would be a great way to sneak oatmeal into your diet if you're looking to lower cholesterol or get more fiber.
- Calories 146
- Fat 1.5g
- Sodium 110mg
- Carbohydrates 24.5g
- Fiber 3.5g
- Protein 10.2g
Weight Watcher POINTS = 2
Other Ideas for Diet Drinks:
Food Network has recipe for Raspberry Lemonade. This would be a great dieter's drink if you used stevia instead of superfine sugar.