3 low-carb drinks to help you supress your appetite

21 Apr 2020

You know all 3 ways of curbing your appetite? It’s super easy!

When on a diet, we all wish to have as little appetite as possible.

And even though we cannot supress it completely (after all this is our surviving mechanism), we can curb it.

There are 3 ways of curbing your appetite:

  • Control your blood sugar
  • Up the fibre intake
  • Enjoy healthy fats and lean proteins together in a meal

Based on these techniques, we prepared 3 recipes for you – all to help you bring those food cravings down.

Low carb strawberry smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of whey protein
  • 2 dcl of chilled green tea
  • 5 frozen strawberries

Preparation:

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 30 seconds.

Why it works:

  • Green tea acts like an appetite suppressant if combined with other foods.
  • Because of a sufficient amount of fibre and low sugar content, this smoothie does not spike your blood sugar levels.
  • Because of combining protein and healthy fats, it satiates you for a longer time.

Cinnamon ice café latte

Ingredients:

  • 2 dcl of chilled coffee
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 dcl of low-fat milk
  • Fistful of ice

Preparation:

  • Prepare coffee in advance and chill it.
  • Combine chilled coffee, cinnamon and low-fat milk in a pitcher.
  • Pour the mixture in a tall glass, filled with ice.

Why it works:

  • Caffeine is one of the most powerful natural appetite suppressants.
  • Cinnamon controls your blood sugar levels thus minimizing food cravings.

Vegetable stock in a cup

Ingredients:

  • Carrots (red and yellow)
  • Parsley (leaves and root)
  • Onion
  • Garlic 
  • Leek 
  • Black peppercorn
  • Salt
  • At least 1 litre of water
  • Optional: chicken meat or beef bones

Preparation:

  • Put all of the ingredients in a pot and cook for an hour or two.
  • If you’re making a beef stock, cook it for 3 hours to achieve the right taste.
  • Drain the soup through a colander and chill in the fridge.
  • Poor it into a cup and reheat in a microwave when you need to squash a craving.

Why it works:

  • Water is one of the most known appetite suppressants because it fills the stomach up – without calories. Vegetable stock acts the same, it just has a bit more flavour.