The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Get yourself a blender

We are taking a slight deviation from weight loss foods this week to discuss an essential weight loss kitchen tool. If you don’t have a blender in your kitchen then you are short-changing yourself by taking away the opportunity to make quick, highly nutritious meals that are easy to consume.

It’s literally as simple as throwing a few handfuls of healthy foods into the cup, whizzing them up, and drinking the result..

You have the option to use a diverse range of ingredients too.

You can choose foods for flavour, texture, nutritional content and colour to make a smoothie that really feels like a treat. Fruits, veggies, protein powder, oats, nuts, seeds, raw eggs, milk, oils, herbs and spices and nut butters can all be popped into your blender with the greatest of ease.

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Divine smoothies

You can experiment with combinations and design recipes, and come up with smoothies for different purposes too. Plus, if you particularly dislike a particular veggie you can pop it into the mix, and eat it without tasting it.

All you need to watch out for is controlling the calorie-load of whatever smoothie you’re making. For example, a smoothie of milk, peanut butter, bananas, nuts, and protein powder is going to be a pretty sizeable meal, so don’t drink it as a side to a solid food lunch.

Get yourself a blender, and start drinking one meal per day. Your health and weight loss will improve fast.

 

 

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Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

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