Yes, I have been using my Vitamix again. This time I counted the calories, so I could have a treat on the fast days of my 5:2 Diet.
I added a bit of fizz to my smoothie with some white grape Shloer (a non-alcoholic fizzy drink), but you could add some apple juice instead. If you really wanted a spot of luxury, you could turn this into a cocktail by replacing the Shloer with champagne.
Whichever way you make this smoothie, you are sure to enjoy it and benefit from adding extra portions of fruit and veg into your day.
If you aren't lucky enough to have a Vitamix, juice the carrot before adding it. Alternatively you could chop the carrot finely, grate it, or steam and mash it before adding it to your blender.
Plum & Apple Smoothie with Fizz
A creamy smoothie that is low calorie and dairy free. Apples, plums, carrot and fizz. Simple!
- 2 red apples
- 2 yellow plums (or any other plum)
- 1 medium carrot
- ½ pint white grape shloer (or or fizz)
1. Wash your apples, core them and cut into quarters.2. Wash your plums, half, remove the stone and cut into quarters.3. Peel your carrot and cut into slices. (grate, juice or steam and mash, if your blender isn't very powerful)4. Put your apples, plums and carrot into the blender with most of the shloer and whizz until you have a smooth mixture.5. Pour your smoothie into 4 glasses and top up with the rest of the fizz. 6. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 4
5:2 update: I am pleased to say my 5:2 diet is going very well. I am finding it easy now that I know what I can have without thinking too much about it.
I now have two meals a day instead of spreading the calories out, which I did to begin with and I am trying to stick to under 500 calories rather than 600 calories. I drink plenty of water, but don't have a meal until lunchtime, when I have something light. This leaves me with more calories for my evening meal, which leaves me feeling more satisfied.
I feel really positive and full of energy on my fast days and I am finding it easier to ignore the cravings in the evening. Weight lose is slow, but steady and I have lost 6lbs (approx 3 kg) so far, which I am really pleased about.