Skinny Holiday Smoothie

I am really impressed with this smoothie creation.  It is so yummy and versatile.  It can be served as a low calorie substitute for egg nog or as a breakfast smoothie.  So give it a blend and enjoy.

What you need:

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup 50/50 orange juice (Tropicana)
  • 6 oz. vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 10 ice cubes
  • cinnamon

What to do:

Place all ingredients except cinnamon in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour in glasses.  Sprinkle with cinnamon. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Info: (per serving) 90 calories, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein, < 1 g fat, 66 mg sodium

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Day 13 Healthy Holiday Habits

Order your latte with fat-free milk!

If you visit Starbuck’s, order a skinny latte!

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Day 22: Healthy Holiday Habits

Are you drinking enough water ?

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Water is the best drink of choice. Water helps with digestion and maintains hydration to boost metabolism.   Try drinking 8 ounces of water 15 minutes prior to eating; it will help you with portion control.  In addition, replace high sugar drinks with water to reduce daily caloric intake.  Drink up!!

National Ice Cream Soda Day is July 20th

Ice cream soda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ice cream soda
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soda jerk passing an ice cream soda between two soda fountains

An ice cream soda or float is a beverage that consists of one or more scoops of ice cream in either a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water.

The ice cream soda was invented by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia, PA, in 1874  during the sesquicentennial celebration. The traditional story is that, on a particularly hot day, Mr. Green ran out of cream for the flavored sodas he was selling and used vanilla ice cream from a neighbor and invented a new drink.
Ice Cream Soda can also be enjoyed as a low calorie summer treat and you can make many variations.

Place 1-2 scoops fat-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt in a glass diet soda(any flavor).  Add a straw and enjoy!!

GoGirlDiet’s Skinny Summer Cocktails

Save calories with these summer cocktail recipes.

Strawberry Daquiri

  • 2 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 4 strawberries
  • ice

Blend all ingredients in blender.  145 Calories.

Hard Lemonade

  • 8 oz. cyrstal light lemonade
  • 1 oz. grape vodka

Stir and serve over ice.  90 Calories.

Cosmopolitan

  • 1.5 oz. orange vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Oceanspray sugar free cranberry juice
  • splash of lime juice

Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice.  Pour into glass.  105 Calories.

Healthy Eating Tips For Summer Cook Outs

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and the official kickoff to cook-out season!   This doesn’t mean you have to sabotage your waistline.  You can still have fun and eat healthy.  Here are some of go girls tricks.

  1.  Always bring the low cal appetizers like raw veggies with a low fat dip,  fruit salad, or a healthier version of a side dish.
  2. Try to stay away from the high fat meats, such as, hotdogs, sausage, or ribs.  Choose the grilled chicken or even a small or half a burger.
  3. Take only 1 starchy side, like potato salad, macaroni salad, pasta salad, or baked beans.
  4. Have fruit for dessert.
  5. Stay away from the sugary drinks.  Instead choose diet drinks or bottled water.
  6. Limit your alcoholic beverages.  To save calories use diet soda or seltzer water for mixers and lite beer is the better option.
  7. Most importantly start the day with exercise.  Take a power walk or bike ride in the morning.  You will actually feel more energized for the rest of the day.

Wendy’s Frosty Skinny Version

I came across a copy cat recipe for a Wendy’s Frosty on Pinterest.  I tweaked it to make it fat free and low calorie.  The final product is amazing!  Tastes just like a real Frosty.

INGREDIENTS:

  • cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons low calorie (sugar-free) chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 tablespoons Cool Whip Free
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Pour in a glass and freeze until it has a frosty consistency.  Makes 1 serving; 130 calories and 0 fat.