Skinny Ms. http://skinnyms.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce http://skinnyms.com/tzatziki-yogurt-sauce/ http://skinnyms.com/tzatziki-yogurt-sauce/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:35:16 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=371041 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce
We, at Skinny Ms., believe that every kitchen should be stocked with a carton of deliciously creamy and fantastically versatile Greek yogurt. After all, not only is Greek yogurt a Superfood that helps lower cholesterol and protect us against a number of health issues, but it’s so easy to use! Our Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce takes one of our favorite kitchen staples, throws in some spices, and turns it into a savory accompaniment to a number of our cherished dishes.

Learn more about the health benefits of Greek yogurt here.

Be sure to try Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce on these yummy Skinny Ms. Recipes:
BBQ Pulled Pork
Curry Turkey Burgers
Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Yields: 16 servings | Serving size: 2 tablespoons| Calories: 18 | Total Fat: 1 gm | Saturated Fats: 0 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 34 mg | Carbohydrates: 1 gm | Dietary fiber: 1 gm | Sugars: 1 gm | Protein: 1 gm

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, removed from stem
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, fat free, plain
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste

Directions

Remove seeds from the center of each cucumber by scooping out with a spoon. Finely dice, peeled and seeded, cucumber and lay pieces on a paper towel to drain, sprinkle with salt.

After 30 minutes, combine diced cucumbers and the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving to allow flavors time to marry. Pour Tzatziki into a serving dish and enjoy! Garnish with additional diced cucumber and dill.

Tzatziki tastes great served with meats or as a dip or spread, perfect on baked potatoes.

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Get Lean and Toned Legs with This Workout http://skinnyms.com/get-lean-defined-gorgeous-legs-with-this-workout/ http://skinnyms.com/get-lean-defined-gorgeous-legs-with-this-workout/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:13 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=3568 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Get Lean and Tone Legs with this Workout

This leg routine will work your lower body muscles from different angles, leaving you with lean and toned legs. In order to get the best results be sure to work legs two times weekly, follow a clean eating plan, drink plenty of water, and perform at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activities three or more times weekly.

Equipment Needed: One set of dumbbells of medium weight

What To Do For This Workout: Perform the specified number of repetitions for each exercise.  Review the video demonstrations and complete the recommended number of circuits for your fitness level.

Beginner: Complete 2 circuits
Intermediate: Complete 3 circuits
Advanced: Complete 4 circuits

One-leg stiff-legged deadlift – 12 reps each leg
Wide-stance squat (body weight) – 12 reps
Wall squat – Hold 30 seconds
Dumbbell squat – 12 reps

One-leg stiff-legged deadlift

Wide-stance squat

Wall squat

Dumbbell squat

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19 Gluten-Free Foods- Shopping List http://skinnyms.com/19-gluten-free-foods-shopping-list/ http://skinnyms.com/19-gluten-free-foods-shopping-list/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:07 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=392974 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

19 Gluten-Free Foods Shopping List

Committing to a gluten-free lifestyle can feel overwhelming at first, especially when navigating grocery aisles and ingredients lists. Fortunately, you still have plenty of options when it comes to feeding yourself and your family. Get ready to stock the kitchen with these 19 gluten-free foods.

When you’re working with a gluten-free shopping list, be mindful as you make your selections. While the food itself may not contain gluten, it may have been processed in a facility with foods that contain wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients. Always be on alert for food labels that read: “May contain…” or “Processed in a facility with…” These are warnings that the gluten-free food may have been contaminated, and, as a result, could trigger a reaction when eaten.

1. Beans
Natural, unprocessed beans are a staple for many living the gluten-free lifestyle. They’re high in vegetable protein and fiber, which means they help build lean muscle and make you feel full longer.

Sweet Potato Hummus

2. Hummus
Chickpeas, which are the foundation for hummus recipes, are gluten-free. Purchase minimally-processed, gluten-free hummus, or try this Sweet Potato Hummus from My New Roots.

3. Brown Rice
No matter what the form (basmati, brown, white, etc.), rice is gluten-free. Brown rice is a whole grain form that retains its nutrients, making it the best choice for a healthy gluten-free lifestyle.

4. Oats
This staple is an ideal breakfast choice. Be aware that some well-known brands may have been processed in facilities with gluten-containing foods.

MORE: 75 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Summer Vegetables

5. Quinoa
Quinoa is a complete source of protein that is an excellent, grain-like substitute in recipes that call for couscous or noodles. Enjoy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Vegetables.

5. Brown Rice
No matter what the form (basmati, brown, white, etc.), rice is gluten-free. Brown rice is a whole grain form that retains its nutrients, making it the best choice for a healthy gluten-free lifestyle.

6. Unprocessed Nuts
They’re filling and delicious, which means they’re a smart option for snacks or salad toss-ins.

Old Fashioned Cornbread

7. Cornmeal
This ingredient, along with its counterpart corn flour, is naturally free from gluten. Give it a go in Old-Fashioned Cornbread.

8. Flax
These seeds don’t contain gluten, and they’re nutritional powerhouses, containing heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids plus fiber. Mix them into yogurt, oatmeal, or salads.

9. Gluten-Free Flour
Many gluten-free bakers have preferences regarding the type of flour they use for baked goods. Options include almond flour, black bean flour, and tapioca flour. You may need to experiment to discover the one that works best in your gluten-free recipes.

MORE: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes for Parties

10. Fresh Fruit
One of the foundations for any healthy diet, fresh fruit is a must for gluten-free living. Stock up on whatever strikes your fancy in the produce section, from apples to watermelons.

11. Fresh Vegetables
Like fresh fruit, these veggies should be on any gluten-free shopping list. Fill up that fridge with your favorites, whether it’s artichoke, garlic, kale, spinach, or any other fresh veggie.

Barbecued Beans and Chicken Joes

12. Lean Ground Chicken
Lean chicken is a gluten-free food the entire family will get behind. It provides protein without excess fat. Try it in Barbeque Beans and Chicken Joes.

13. Lean Chicken Breast
This is a versatile staple in many diets. However, avoid chicken that’s been pre-breaded or batter-coated. If you marinate it, be sure the marinade doesn’t contain gluten.

Simply Sauteed Lemon Tilapia

14. Fresh Fish
Mild-tasting fish selections, like tilapia, flounder, and salmon, are good choices if you’re cooking for non-fish folks. Check out this no-gluten Simply Sautéed Lemon Tilapia.

MORE: 6 Best Gluten-Free Desserts

15. Eggs
These protein-packed gems are naturally gluten-free, making them a smart breakfast or snack option.

Chili-Lime Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Pilaf

16. Shrimp
This is a “sometimes” treat for most of us—but luckily it’s one that’s gluten-free. You’ll enjoy the taste and your body will benefit from the high-quality protein. Indulge in Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp with Quinoa Pilaf.

17. Greek Yogurt

This food is great when you’re working with a gluten-free shopping list. Many popular brands are gluten free, but some use flavorings or sweeteners that contain gluten, so it’s still important to check nutrition labels.

18. Milk
Plain milk is gluten free—it doesn’t matter if it’s skim, whole, or somewhere in between. However, it’s best to avoid flavored milks that may use gluten-containing flavorings.

19. Cheese
This dairy product can be part of a healthy gluten-free diet. Because of the risk of cross-contamination, choose pre-packaged low-fat cheese rather than what’s available in the deli case.

Yes, you can go gluten-free and enjoy it! Use these gluten-free foods to help you get started.

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Risotto with Broccoli Rabe, Ricotta, & Toasted Zucchini http://skinnyms.com/risotto-with-broccoli-rabe-ricotta-toasted-zucchini/ http://skinnyms.com/risotto-with-broccoli-rabe-ricotta-toasted-zucchini/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:30:04 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=397865 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Risotto with Broccoli Rabe, Ricotta & Toasted Zucchini

It’s rich in vitamins A, C and K, as well as calcium, potassium, and iron. Doesn’t broccoli rabe sound super healthy? As a bonus, it’s nutty and has a nice texture, a versatile vegetable that can be incorporated into almost any dish. Here, we’re making it the focus in the Italian dish, risotto. The arborio rice, broccoli rabe, and toasted zucchini create a harmonious blend. The addition of the ricotta allows the  flavors to become even more round and complex.

Risotto with Broccoli Rabe, Ricotta & Toasted Zucchini

Risotto with Broccoli Rabe, Ricotta & Toasted Zucchini

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 3/4 cup risotto | Calories: 474 | Previous Points: 10 | Points Plus: 12 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 12 mg | Sodium: 272 mg | Carbohydrates: 76 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 15 g |

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 chili, seeds taken away & finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 pound broccoli rabe, chopped
  • 2 cups rice (the Italian rice varieties to use are Carnaroli, Arborio, Vialone Nano or Roma)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 zucchini diced
  • 2 ounces low fat ricotta cheese, more if needed (can be replaced with Parmesan cheese)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper

Directions

Over medium heat, in a large saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, sautè the garlic and chili (if using). When the garlic turns golden brown, discard it. Add the broccoli rabe and cook for about 10 minutes.

Add the rice. Stir constantly to coat the rice with the oil for about 3 minutes. Pour the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate, about 2 minutes. Add about one-third of the vegetable broth then stir.

As you continue cooking the risotto, keep on adding the vegetable broth and keep on stirring. Don't let it dry up and stick to the bottom to the pan.

Meanwhile, on medium heat, in another saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, toast the zucchini until golden brown. Set aside. At the end of cooking the risotto, which should have a creamy consistency and the rice is al dente, turn off the fire then add the ricotta. The amount of the ricotta can be adjusted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately while still piping hot with the toasted zucchini sprinkled on top and drizzle with fresh extra virgin olive oil.

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Here are more delicious vegetarian dishes to try:

23 Amazing Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian White Bean Cassoulet

Spicy Southwestern Vegetarian Burger

Zucchini Ribbon Salad With Pine Nuts and Parmesan Shavings

Crispy Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes

Vegetarian Panini with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese

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Clean Eating Menu Planner http://skinnyms.com/clean-eating-menu-planner/ http://skinnyms.com/clean-eating-menu-planner/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:29:35 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=396668 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Menu planning is the key to successful weight loss. Would you like to commit to eating clean, whole foods instead of processed junk and greasy takeout? Do you pledge to fuel your body only with fresh, nutritious ingredients that fight obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, and battling signs of aging? That kind of transformation takes thoughtful changes in the way you grocery shop and in the way you plan out each of your meals and snacks every week.

 

Introducing the Skinny Ms. Clean Eating Menu Planner. Print out several copies, and starting next week, scour the Skinny Ms. site for your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes. Use our planner worksheet to plan your meals for each day of the week, and write down the groceries you’ll need in the sidebar. One sheet is all it takes to make sure every meal is accounted for with clean, nutritious recipes and a stock of healthy ingredients. Planning your meals will allow you to enjoy all of your favorite healthy meals, while avoiding the temptation to stray from your plan! After a few weeks of using our planner, you’ll find that this healthy habit will become the key to your new lifestyle and the way it makes you look and feel!

 

Type directly on your menu planner and save time.

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Fish and Artichokes with White Wine http://skinnyms.com/fish-and-artichokes-with-white-wine/ http://skinnyms.com/fish-and-artichokes-with-white-wine/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:34 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=397613 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Fish and Artichokes with White Wine

When we add variation to our diet, incorporating new, unexpected ingredients, we can make important and fundamental changes in our health. Your body will be grateful for every new, healthful ingredient you introduce. Every once in a while, abandon meat in favor of fish, cooked with delicious and healthy vegetables. Quality ingredients added as exciting variations to your usual diet will give your health a major boost.

This recipe allows us to take advantage of the artichoke while in season. Combine your artichokes, fish, and white wine in one pan. The alcohol in the wine will evaporate, leaving only 15% of the original alcohol behind to lend flavor.

How healthy are artichokes? They have high levels of antioxidants, and aid in digestion, gall bladder function, and help reduce cholesterol levels.

Fish and Artichokes with White Wine

2 servings

Fish and Artichokes with White Wine

Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 recipe | Calories: 402 | Previous Points: 8 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 26 mg | Sodium: 310 mg | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Dietary Fiber: 12 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 19 g |

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lemons
  • 3 artichokes
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 whole fish like sea bream, (snapper or sea bass are other possibilities), about 1 pound, cleaned & scaled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine
  • Fresh parsley

Directions

Fill up a large bowl halfway with water and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon in it. Set aside.

Prepare the artichokes by taking away the outer leaves. You can do this by holding the tip of each leaf and snapping downwards. Do this until you arrive to the heart of the artichoke. With a paring knife, trim off the base evenly including the stem. Slice off the top. Insert the knife to the core and scoop out the middle part and the hairs. Slice the artichokes to strips. To avoid turning brown, put all the artichokes in the bowl of water with lemon. Drain the artichokes when ready to use.

Over medium heat, in a large saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, sauté the garlic.

When the garlic turns golden, add the drained artichokes. Toss in the oil for 5 minutes.

Pour 1/2 cup of white wine and let the alcohol evaporate.

Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon. Season with salt & pepper.

Cover and simmer on low fire for 15 minutes or until the artichokes are tender.

When they are cooked, transfer them to a plate and set aside.

Over medium heat, using the same saucepan, add more extra virgin olive oil.

Brown both sides of the fish.

Pour the remaining 1 cup of wine. Let it evaporate.

When the sauce becomes slightly thick, season with salt & pepper.

Put back the artichokes, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Sprinkle the parsley then turn off the fire.

Drizzle with fresh extra virgin olive oil before serving.

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More on artichokes:

Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

3 Reasons to Include Artichokes in Your Diet

Artichoke & Spinach Penne Casserole

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6 Tips to Turn Any Recipe Into a Freezer Recipe http://skinnyms.com/6-tips-to-turn-any-recipe-into-a-freezer-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/6-tips-to-turn-any-recipe-into-a-freezer-recipe/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:27 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=397469 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Tips to Turn Any Recipe into a Freezer Recipe

Second only to the slow cooker, the freezer may just be the busy woman’s next best friend in the kitchen. Sure, when you were younger you may have rolled your eyes as you watched mom or grandma carefully wrap and tie freezer-bound meals. Now, though, you understand the value of having a healthy frozen recipe on hand, ready to pop into the oven or slow cooker. Check out these tips to turn any recipe into a freezer recipe.

1. Know what works best.
Best recipes for freezing include casseroles, roasts, chilis, soups, and stews (non-milk based). Worst recipes for freezing include dairy-based meals, such as those with yogurt, sour cream, etc., raw potato dishes, or meals containing fruits or veggies with high water content, like watermelon, cucumber, or lettuce

Learn more about meal planning in Top Benefits of Planning Your Meals.

RELATED: 30 Recipes that Freeze Fabulously

Skinny Lasagna Rolls

2. Prepare the recipe.
Prep the recipe only until the point at which it goes into the oven or slow cooker. However, if the instructions call for cooking an ingredient, like ground turkey, before putting the meal into the oven or slow cooker, complete that step. Need a tasty, healthy freezer recipe? Try Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

3. Pack it for the freezer.
Oven Recipes - Store the meal in an aluminum pan (disposable is fine) or a glass casserole dish. Too much air in the container will cause freezer burn, so if there’s a lot of empty space at the top of the container, fill it with crumpled freezer paper. Cover the pan or dish first with plastic wrap, and then overlay that with heavyweight aluminum foil.

Slow Cooker Recipes - Use good-quality freezer bags with a zipper to reduce freezer burn and prevent leakage during thawing. Load the freezer bag in reverse order. For example, a crockpot recipe might direct you to place meat on the bottom of the appliance and layer veggies on top. When freezing the meal, fill the bag with veggies first and then layer the meat on top (when it’s time to cook, then, the meat will pour into the bottom of the slow cooker first). Squeeze out as much air as possible, and store the bag flat in the freezer. Freeze yummy Slow Cooker Beef Stew this week!

No matter what kind of freezer meal you’re preparing, if it contains a warm ingredient, like cooked ground turkey, cool the meal in the fridge before freezing it.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

4. Label it.
No one likes mystery meals! You invested time preparing recipes for freezing, so one of the most important freezer recipe tips is to label the bag or dish with the recipe name and use-by date. Most meals will keep up to 3 months in a standard freezer. If you’re sharing the meal with a loved one, clearly write cooking instructions on the package, if necessary. Clean-Eating Banana Apple Bread is a super-delicious recipe to share.

RELATED: 24 Delicious Casserole Dishes

Mommas Roadhouse Chili

5. Thaw it.
Avoid the urge to let the frozen meal sit out on the counter at room temperature. Keep food safe by thawing the dish or bag in the fridge overnight or using the defrost setting on the microwave. Momma’s Roadhouse Chili is a good freezable recipe to try this week.

6. Cook it.
Fully Thawed - Follow the recipe’s instructions for cooking in the oven or slow cooker.

Frozen or Partially Thawed - Expect cooking time to increase. Start checking the recipe at the end of the recommended time to ensure it cooks fully.

Do you have freezer recipe tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

Find more recipes, tips, and resources on our Pinterest boards. We’ve got dozens, including Healthy Family Meals and 30-Minute Meals. See you there!

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10 Mouthwatering Artichoke Recipes http://skinnyms.com/10-artichoke-recipes-to-make-your-mouth-water/ http://skinnyms.com/10-artichoke-recipes-to-make-your-mouth-water/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:10 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=397904 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

10 Artichoke Recipes to Make Your Mouth Water

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or hoping to improve your health, this superfood veggie belongs on your menu! Artichokes are rich in the antioxidants that boost immunity and may help prevent some types of cancer. They offer plenty of fiber, which helps you to feel satisfied and keeps the digestive system moving with regularity. Learn more in 3 Reasons to Eat Artichokes. And did we mention that these vegetables are super tasty? We’ve got 10 artichoke recipes that will make your mouth water.

Baked Spinach Artichoke Penne

1. Skinny Artichoke & Penne Casserole
Yes, you can enjoy comforting casserole dishes while you’re slimming down—this recipe contains only 237 calories per serving.

Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper

2. Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper
This is one of our favorite artichoke recipes. It’s packed with superfoods, including quinoa, a low-calorie, low-fat, nutrient-packed seed.

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

3. Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Forget processed dips loaded with calories, and enjoy this alternative, which delivers the clean eating goodness of artichokes, spinach, and tofu.

RELATED: 7 Fat-Burning Superfoods

Artichoke Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

4. Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Sick of the same old marinara pasta dishes? Try this tasty pesto that’s packed with fresh veggies, Italian herbs, and heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

5. Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Say “no” to a boring lunch and enjoy tuna salad with a twist. Our version offers good-for-you ingredients, such as artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and water-packed tuna.

Pasta Puttanesca with Baby Spinach

6. Pasta Puttanesca with Baby Spinach
Need an artichoke recipe that makes great leftovers? Add this healthy pasta dish to your menu plan.

Crispy Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes

7. Crispy Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes
Prepare these cakes as a side or a light entrée. They have plenty of flavorful, clean eating ingredients, making this one of our favorite artichoke dishes.

RELATED: 50 Superfoods- The Ultimate Shopping List

Slow Cooker Shrimp and Artichoke Barley Risotto

8. Shrimp and Artichoke Barley Risotto
Cara’s Cravings developed a slow cooker artichoke meal that makes barley risotto easy cookin’.

Crustless Asparagus Quiche

9. Crustless Asparagus Quiche
As written, this recipe doesn’t include artichokes, but canned, chopped artichoke hearts can be added in and work well!

Avocado Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

10. Avocado Artichoke Stuffed Chicken
From Sarah Grace at Fresh, Fit, & Healthy, this is a delish artichoke dish that offers an upscale restaurant feel.

Artichoke recipes are a smart and yummy way to add a powerful superfood to your lifestyle. Which meal will you try this week?

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7 Decadent Smoothies Under 200 Calories http://skinnyms.com/7-decadent-smoothies-under-200-calories/ http://skinnyms.com/7-decadent-smoothies-under-200-calories/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:33 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=391073 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

7 Decadent Smoothies Under 200 Calories

Nothing says summer like a nice refreshing smoothie. Skip all the added sugar and excess calories by quenching your thirst with a low calorie smoothie made only with fresh, natural ingredients. Looking for that perfect healthy smoothie recipe? Here’s a list of 7 decadent smoothies all under 200 calories.

1. Apple Cinnamon Coconut Smoothie

Apple Cinnamon Coconut Smoothie

This delicious recipe is a quick and filling breakfast or snack any time of the day. Spinach is added for ad is virtually flavorless. but any type of leafy green will work here.

2. Better than a Shake-Green Smoothie

Better than a Shake Green Smoothie

We call this Better than a Shake-Green Smoothie because it truly is. Made with all fresh and healthy ingredients, this smoothies is sure to win you over.

3. Pina Colada Smoothie

Piña Colada Smoothie

Whether you’re enjoying a hot day on the beach or you simply wish you were, this Pina Colada recipe is the perfect low calorie smoothie to hit the spot.

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Paradise Smoothie

There may never be a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter and with this smoothie recipe you can enjoy both in a nutritious way.

5. Superfoods Smoothie

Superfoods Smoothie

When it comes to healthy smoothie recipes you can’t beat this one. You can enjoy seven superfoods in just one smoothie.

6. Pomegranate Banana Ginger Blast

Pomegranate Banana Ginger Blast

This delicious smoothie recipe is perfect for breakfast, snack, or lunch and packs a natural energy boost to help you get through your day.

7. Fountain of Youth Smoothie

Fountain of Youth Smoothie

This superfood-packed smoothie is one the entire family will enjoy. Its rich natural ingredients provide a wealth of benefits including a natural immune boost.

Looking for more delicious healthy smoothie recipes and tips? Check out our 8 Tips for Superfood Smoothies or our 8 Refreshing Summer Drinks.

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Cardio Top Ten Playlist http://skinnyms.com/cardio-top-ten-playlist/ http://skinnyms.com/cardio-top-ten-playlist/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:25 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=249257 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Cardio Top 10 Playlist

There is nothing quite as motivating during a workout than fresh songs on your playlist. Whether you are working out at the gym, running outside, or completing one of our challenges at home, you will love these Top Ten Cardio Songs.

1.  L.A.- Downtown Drive

2.  Catch My Breath – Kelly Clarkson

3.  Seven Day Weekend- JTX

4.  Die Young- Ke$ha

5.  Undefeated-Jason Derulo

6.  50 Ways to Say Goodbye- Train

7.  Hair- Lady Gaga

8.  Give Your Heart A Break- Demi Lovato

9.  Queen Of The Night (Radio Edit)- Whitney Houston

10. Can’t Remember To Forget You- Shakira featuring Rihanna

You might also like these playlists:

Stay Inspired with these 75 Workout Songs
The Ultimate Workout Playlist
7 Best Workout Songs for 2014

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