An ice-cube tray isn’t just for water ice cubes it can actually be an effective tool to help you drop some pounds. Here is how:
Puree strawberries or pineapple or mango and free. Pop out a cube or three and stir into plain yoghurt to make your very own flavoured yoghurt. You can also add to oatmeal instead of brown sugar.
Puree vegetables eg spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, squash, peas etc to add as extra fiber to soups, mashed potatoes, dips, pasta dishes, green smoothie or even pancake batter.
Make a nice huge protion of your favourite smoothie especially when fruit is overipe or on sale fill the ice cube tray (or two) and freeze. Pop a couple out to easily blend for a healthy and super quick low calorie snack or dessert.
Wash and chop your herbs eg. rosemary, basil, dhania into each section and fill with water or olive oil. Pop the frozen cubes out to add to soups, sauces and whole grains for a flavour boost. When frozen with olive oil they don’t go bad.
Freshly squeezed juice from organges, lemons to add to water or seltzer. Less calories than a full glass of juice or soda.
Home baked cookies are irresistable and if you ask me almost impossible to just eat one. Next time bake half and scoop the rest into an ice cube tray. When your sweet tooth checks in, pop out a couple and bake to satisfy your craving.
7. Leftover wine
No need to polish off that wine and end up drinking an extra 200 calories or more. Freeze it and use frozen wine cubes in recipes later.
8. Snack measure
9. Make coffe ice cubes for iced coffee
10. Make chocolate ice cube and add them to vanilla milk
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