Are smoothies good for your HCG diet

Are smoothies good for your HCG diet?

Smoothies are known drinks to those who are dieting. Using pureed vegetables or fruits, you can make a smoothie. Be careful with the ingredients that you will put on your smoothie. Ensure you use your recipe from HCG diet-approved foods.

The difference between juice and smoothie

The difference between juice and smoothie is fiber. Smoothie has more fiber, and juice is watery than a smoothie. Both can help in weight loss. They are beneficial during a very low-calorie diet. Smoothie comes on top in terms of nutritional content.

Can you have smoothies during the HCG diet?

Yes, smoothies are permissible during the HCG diet. But, avoid combining complex ingredients all at once. Put a whole fruit or a bowl of vegetables in your blender. You can make a smoothie for your breakfast. It provides fuel to your body in starting your day. Smoothies are good for dealing with cravings. In making smoothies avoid adding:

  • Sugar
  • Cream
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Food coloring
  • Sugar syrups
  • Corn syrup
  • Starch
  • Banana
  • Butter
  • Nuts
  • Yogurt

Sample smoothie recipe on the second phase of the HCG diet

The smoothie you can enjoy during the VLCD is equal to one fruit serving. You can have this as your snack or meal before your lunch.

#1-Strawberry smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ice cube
  • A handful of frozen strawberries
  • One pack of stevia powder
  • Five drops of orange stevia

Instructions:

  • Combine the ingredients in your blender.
  • Wait until the ingredients blend all together

#2- Basil Strawberry and Lemon Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of ice
  • At least one tablespoon of chopped basil
  • Two packs of approved stevia
  • A handful of frozen strawberries

Instructions:

  • Pour all the ingredients into your blender
  • Start blending until you reach your desired texture

This serving is equal to one fruit serving during the VLCD. Ensure to use pure stevia to avoid stalling.

Can you purchase smoothies in the shop?

Avoid buying smoothies in shops because they contain unhealthy ingredients. Most shops will show the calorie total of their product to attract consumers. When buying smoothies outside, you decide what items you want to add. Ensure that the ingredients are HCG diet-approved.

Ensure that you make smoothies with protein and fiber. The approved foods containing high fiber and protein are:

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Blueberries
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado

Can you have smoothies every day during the HCG diet?

Ensure that you are making healthy smoothies. You can make smoothies every day as long as it does not interfere with the HCG. Make smoothies out of whole fruit and vegetable. Stick to low-calorie intake to prevent weight gain. Consider other nutrients from regular foods. Ensure that you are eating a balanced meal during the VLCD.

Is adding dairy products on smoothies permissible?

Dairy products are not permissible during the second phase of the HCG diet. You can have them when you reach the maintenance phase. During the VLCD, stick to whole and organic food choices. Cottage cheese is permissible to dieters who are following the vegan protocol.

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