I sometimes hear from folks wanting to know if they will still be able to eat their favorite food on Nutrisystem. Sometimes, they are asking about comfort foods like pizza or hamburgers. Other times, they are asking about their favorite staple – that they go to time and time again – like cereal.I might hear from someone who says: “I am a cereal fiend. I love it. It is not unusual for me to take it far past breakfast. Sometimes, I even have it for dinner or for a snack. Are you allowed to have cereal on Nutrisystem? And if so, what kind?”The answer is that yes, you have all types of cereal options (including hot and cold) on Nutrisystem. I will go over some of the details below.
Cold Cereals: I think that most people who ask about cereal on Nutrisystem are referring to the cold cereals and not the oatmeal. I will outline the oatmeal a little later. But for now, let’s talk about your cold cereal options.The Sweetened O’s: This cereal is a lot like the frosted O cereal you find in the grocery store. There is a hint of sweetness to it. A serving is only 110 calories and it is rated over four out of five stars by dieters.The Granola Cereal: I love granola but it is often not included in any diet plan because regular granola can be very high in fat. This version isn’t. It only has 2.5 grams of fat and it includes both granola and almonds. It is rated a perfect five start by over 400 users. It’s extremely popular. I have to agree with the good reviews. This is my favorite cold cereal on the menu.Nutri Flakes Cereal: I would compare this to flaked, bran cereal. It does have a bran type of taste, which is why I prefer it with fruit like blueberries or strawberries. But many people do like this, which is why it has a four star rating.
Oatmeal Or Hot Cereal Options: There are basically two flavors to choose from here. Apple cinnamon (which is rated four stars) and maple and brown sugar (which is rated four and a half stars.) I find both quite good, but of the two, I prefer the apple and cinnamon because it does contain chunks of apples in it and I like fruit in my oatmeal.I hope that this article has shown you that you don’t have to give up cereal while on this diet. You are absolutely allowed to have it and you have a decent amount of choices also.
A green smoothie means a world of goodness for you. If you are having at least one tall glass of smoothie every day, you are definitely loading up on nutrition and watching your weight. A green drink is a great way to begin your day because it gives you all the energy boost you need. If you cannot seem to wake up without your cup of coffee every day, you can try replacing it with a glass of smoothie and you will never feel the need for caffeine anymore! If you are using your own recipes and wondering how to make your drink healthier, wheatgrass is an ingredient you must use.The benefits of adding this green to your smoothiesWheatgrass is an ingredient that is great addition to any green smoothie. It is a powerhouse of many vitamins and minerals. Minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium are present in it. Wheatgrass also contains important vitamin sources such as Vitamin B, E and A. It also contains a large amount of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a great substance that can help you purify the blood and prevent toxins from building up in your body. This is a wonderful green that helps those who are suffering from digestion problems, blood pressure issues and also helps those who have are having problems with things like a sleep disorder or skin problems.
Since wheatgrass by itself does not taste good, adding it to your smoothie is the best way to extract its nutrition. It is available in various formats such as powder, juice or blocks. If you are feeling low and energy and are looking for a drink that will give you an immediate energy boost try out the following recipe using wheatgrass. For this recipe you will need two servings of this grass (you can use juice, shots, cubes or powder), one teaspoon of maple syrup, one orange, I cup of chopped baby spinach, half a cup of kale, two bananas and a cup of frozen peaches. Blend it all in with a cup of water and you have a wonderful smoothie ready in a matter of seconds.Simplerecipes with greens If you are looking for a simple smoothie that uses this great green, you can use the following ingredients. You will need two stalks of celery, half a cup of parsley, four large leaves of spinach and two cubes of wheatgrass. If you are using this recipe, make sure your greens are thoroughly washed before use. If you do not want to use so many ingredients and would like a simple smoothie recipe, you can try out a healthy and fresh carrot wheatgrass smoothie. For this you will need about three small carrots, two small cubes of this grass and half a cup of water.
If you use these recipes for making smoothies you will find that not only are you losing weight, you are feeling more energetic as well. Having green smoothies with fresh and healthy ingredients will improve the overall condition of your health too.
Those who are conscious about what they eat and drink often recommend drinking smoothies to maintain good health and fitness. But just because you have decided that you will lead a healthy lifestyle does not mean making smoothies has to be an ordeal! You can have an incredible amount of fun making smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to maintain your levels of nutrition and keep a watch on your weight.Smoothies retain the goodness of fruits and vegetables unlike juices that discard the pulp. This means you can indeed have a wide variety of fruits of vegetables and get their full benefits without wastage. The first reason why smoothies can be good fun is there are no hard and fast rules! You can try blending different categories of fruits and vegetables and make interesting smoothies that will make your taste buds sing. Here are some interesting tips that will help you with your smoothie making efforts a real pleasure.
Chose your liquid wiselyFirst up, decide upon the liquid you will use. The liquid is the first that that should go into your blender, as the liquid must surround the blade for your smoothie making process to be smooth and easy. The traditional choice for a smoothie has always been milk or fruit juices. Dairy milk or even soy milk can be used while making smoothies. You can also use a variety of fruit juices, but in that case beware of the added sugar content. If you are looking at breaking the mould and want to use some interesting liquids you could try things like almond milk or coconut milk. Fat free yogurt can also be a good choice if you want your smoothie to be creamy.Go wild with ingredients and toppingsAs we mentioned earlier, you can go wild with the choice of the fruits and veggies. The more colourful your choices, the better it is for your nutritional value. The more fruits and veggies you use the lesser liquid you will need to use. Also if you keep your fruits and vegetables frozen, you will not have to use too much of ice. As for the toppings or extras, you have a wide variety of choice as well. For a dessert style smoothie, the choice of a topping is usually ice cream. But if you are watching your weight, you cannot obviously opt for this sinful dessert topping! But that does not mean your smoothie will not taste good.
You can use protein powders, which come in a variety of flavours that can really give your smoothie a wonderful taste. If you are not keen on such powders, you can use a lot of natural flavourings such as honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg that will lend a wonderful taste to your smoothie.Lastly, you will make sure you have a high power, easy to use blender that will liquidate your ingredients easily. Also ensure that you are not overloading your blender too much. Ideally, once you have your ingredients ready, your smoothie should be ready in less than a minute! Once you master these smoothie making tips, you will see that making smoothies is an incredible amount of fun.