Hunger can kill your diet, but learning how to make diet shakes can snatch it right back out of the gutter. Why are these tasty beverages so important? Basically, they fill you up with wholesome ingredients that not only help you to ignore those candy bars in your pantry, but also give your body a full dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

How to Make Diet Shakes at Home

Stick with healthy, low-fat, low-calorie ingredients. Choose things like low- or no-fat milk and yogurt as your base. Fruit juices work well too. Then, select bright, colorful fruits like strawberries, blueberries, peaches, bananas and raspberries. Of course, you’re not limited to these options. Experiment a little to choose the fruit blends that please your taste buds. Do not add sugar; it won’t help your diet at all. The fruit should be enough to make your diet shakes sweet, especially if you include well-ripened bananas. If they’re still not sweet enough, you can try blending in a little honey. You can also add in peanut butter or protein powder if you like.

Here’s a recipe for a tasty diet shake:

2 bananas

1 cup of non-fat plain yogurt  (you could use a flavored type, but watch the sugar)

1 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice

1 cup of frozen strawberries (partially defrosted)

Mix these ingredients in a blender for 30 to 60 seconds.

Here’s another recipe that creates a thicker, milk-based shake:

2 cups of non-fat milk

1 very ripe banana

1/2 cup of non-fat plain or vanilla  yogurt

1 cup of strawberries

A handful of ice cubes

Pop these ingredients in a blender and blend them until smooth.

Both of these recipes create more than one serving. This means you can share your delicious shakes with your family members, if you like.  Use these diet shakes as meal replacements.  For example, you can drink one instead of eating a full lunch.  Or have a shake in the morning instead of bacon, eggs and grits. You can even drink them in between meals instead of eating cellulite-creating snacks.

Now that you’ve learned how to make diet shakes Weight Loss Smoothies, make sure you vary your recipe from time to time. The key is to have delicious shakes on hand that actually tempt you. If you get too used to one flavor, you may become bored with it and begin to crave greasy fries again.