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Dieting Secret Weapon Smoothies 0

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Grace

These desert inspired sips are loaded with specially formulated whey protein designed to increase metabolism and blast fat fast.

Undenatured Whey is Best for Slimming Down!

 

Optimizes liver function

Undenatured whey is made using a cold-press method that preserves the chemical structure of three essential amino acids (cysteine, glycine and glutamate).  These boost the production of an antioxidant (glutathione) that speeds detoxication and fat burning in the liver.  Research in Nutrition journal found this helped subjects on a whey protein rich diet to lose weight and burn fat vs those who didn’t get the protein.

Revs Metabolism

Sipping a smoothie enriched with undenatured whey can increase calorie expenditure by 25 percent for up to 5 1/2 hours. The credit goes to whey’s leucine, an amino acid that prompts muscle cells to preferentially burn fat for fuel.

Dials Down Appetite

The highly absorbable proteins in undenatured whey triggers a 65 percent greater release of key hunger-suppressing hormones compared with other proteins.  The payoff: British researchers found that subjects who drank a whey protein shake felt fuller longer and consumed 19 percent fewer calories at their next meal than those given an alternate protein.

Whey Product Recommendation:

We love Reserveage Organics Grass-Fed Vanilla Whey Protein  for its smooth flavor and superfine texture.  Plus, studies show that whey derived from the milk of grass fed cows contains up to 5 times more metabolism revving conjugated linoleic acid than other whey proteins.

Vanilla Raspberry Whirl Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 3/4 cup chilled cran-raspberry juice powder
  • 2 Tbs. chopped white chocolate
  • 1-2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

Directions:

In blender, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glasses. Garnish as desired.  serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Bonus Smoothie Benefits!

The ellagic acid in raspberries wards off wrinkles.

 

Peaches and Cream Crumble Smoothie

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 can chilled peach nectar
  • 2 cups frozen chopped peaches
  • 1 graham cracker
  • 1-2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

Directions:

In blender, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glasses. Garnish as desired.  serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Bonus Smoothie Benefits!

The tryptophan in peaches improves sleep quality.

 

Strawberry-Shortcake swirl Smoothie

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 pkg (5.3 oz) strawberry Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup cubed pound cake
  • 1-2 scoops undenatured vanilla protein powder.

Directions:

In blender, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glasses. Garnish as desired.  serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

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Strawberry & Cucumber Red Tea Slushy 0

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Grace

Strawberry Cucumber Tea slushy

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups red tea (could use Red Zinger tea)
  • 16 oz package frozen cucumber
  • 1/2 large cucumber (peeled & cut into 1-in, pieces)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Blend all ingredients and serve immediately.

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Beet Berry Blast Smoothie 0

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Grace

Fat Burning Beet Smoothie

Health Perk: Beets Rev fat burning

Purple plant pigments called betalains activate the liver's glutathione S-transferase enzymes, which help break down and eliminate fat-trapping toxins.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup canned beets
  • 1/2 cup beet juice
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp.honey

Directions:

In blender puree canned beets, beet juice, raspberries and yogurt for 30 seconds or until smooth. Sweeten with a little honey.

Smoothies Speed Fat Burning 0

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Grace

How Coconut Milk Speeds slimming?

 

Coconut Milk Smoothies Boostes Metabolism

Coconut milk is a rich source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) – a type of healthy fat that stimulates the thyroid to produce more of a key fat-burning hormone (thyroxine). The payoff: research found that consuming a MCFA enriched meal boosted subjects' metabolism.

 

Coconut Milk Smoothies Balances Blood Sugar

The MCFAs in coconut milk slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream, helping to prevent blood sugar fluctuations that sap energy and mood.

 

Coconut Milk Smoothies Dials Down Appetite

Enjoying a coconut milk smoothie can keep you feel full and satisfied reducing cravings because the MCFAs in the sip trigger the release of hunger suppressing hormones. Drink MCFA enriched and eat less calories.

 

Smoothies Packed with Fatty Acids to Rev Energy, Fat Buring and More

Drink up & Enjoy!

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Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberry or raspberry sorbet
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 coconut shortbread cookie
  • 1 tsp. toasted coconut

In blender, combine first 4 ingredients.  Blend 30 seconds or until smooth.  Top with toasted coconut, if desired. Makes 1 serving

 

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Bananas Bliss Smoothie

  • 1 small banana (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup low fat ice cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbs. dark rum

In blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend 30 seconds or until smooth. Garnichs with low fat whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired. Makes 1 serving.

 

 

Frozen Cocoa Smoothie

  • 1 pkg. instant dark chocolate cocoa mix
  • 1 tbs. hazelnut-cocoa spread, like nutella
  • 1 cup ice cubes

In blender, combine all ingredients and 1 cup ice cubes. Blend 30 seconds or until smooth. Garnish with low fat whipped cream. Makes 1 serving.

 

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Smoothie Express On the Go Blender 0

Posted on February 04, 2014 by Grace

Smoothie Express Lifestyle 26-Ounce Smoothie Maker

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If you need a compact but efficient blender for daily use on the go, or at home to make diet shakes then this is the perfect mini blender. This blender is powerful and sleek and it's the perfect little gadget to bring to work and easily make quick delicious smoothies. It works great, looks great, takes up little counter space, and is very handy. Just blend, unscrew, invert, and you have your drink in the cup! Fast easy cleanup too!  

Back to Basics Mini Blender Smooth Express:

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Why Diet Smoothies can help you lose weight?

On a smoothie diet, you will enjoy the fruity drinks again and again you can even pick just one favorite and stick with it. Turns out, the reputation is a weapon against cheating. Studies show that people who eat the same meal for at least one meal a day lose more weight then those who have more variety. Having a lot of food choices stimulates the urge to eat more. When you stick with the same thing more often for example, the same breakfast and lunch every day you take away guesswork and temptations. This is one reason why folks on shake style diets typically lose so much weight! A smoothie Diet is a great way to control calories in an easy convenient way. Two smoothies and a meal is an effective way to lose weight. Not only is it an easy way to plan your diet but it is also a nutritious diet that includes high fiber foods. It is designed to control hunger better and provide a better range of nutrients than a typical shake plan. Alternate smoothie shakes along with a healthy meal and you have a diet plan that can help you reach your weight loss goals. Another reason diet smoothies works is because most fruits and vegatables are high in fiber and fiber fills you up, and keeps you satisfied reducing those junk food cravings that happen throughout the day.

Diet Smoothie Recipes:

1.  Dr. Oz Blueberry Banana Smoothie.

2. Fatigue-Fighting Pineapple Protein Blaster.

3.  Blueberry Pineapple Smoothies.

4. Dr. Oz Green Smoothie Recipes.

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Healthy Orange Smoothie 0

Posted on November 09, 2013 by Grace

Healthy Orange Smoothie

Enjoy a big boost of vitamin C and calcium with this citrus-y sweet Orange Vanilla Creme Smoothie.  It's a yummy way to get your vitamins and minerals with a satifying filling meal that keeps you full longer reducing your daily calorie intake. This can help you lose weight while boosting your energy level. Smoothies are a great at breakfast or lunch meal option it will really fill you up.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 6 oz vanilla flavored fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vailla almond milk or soy milk
  • Orange slices, optional

 

Combine ice, orange juice, yogurt and milk in blender; on medium speed, blend until smooth and creamy.  Pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with orange slice. Serves 1.

 

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Healthy Easy Berry Smoothie 0

Posted on August 26, 2013 by Grace

 

Healthy Easy Berry Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Frozen Banana
  • Honey Frozen
  • Raspberrries
  • Milk

Directions: Just blend all together.

This is a great option for breakfast or lunch just pair with some nuts like almonds and you have a healthy well-balance meal that contains both carb and protein.

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Energizing – Burn Fat Smoothie 0

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Grace

Energy Fat Burning Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, (peel and slice before freezing)
  • 1/2 cup frozen grapes of any color
  • 1/2 avocado (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 cup spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 cup kale, removes stem and discard, loosely packed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled green tea, unsweetened (home brewed is best)
  • ice if needed

 

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender, except ice, blend until smooth. Add ice for a thicker smoothie. Recommend organic or homegrown spinach and kale. NOTE: All fats in this recipe are healthy fats which comes from the superfood avocado. The list of carotenoids found in avocado include well-known carotenoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein, but also many lesser known carotenoids including neochrome, neoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and violaxanthin. Also, this vegetable has anti-inflammatory benefits anti-inflammatory benefits.

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Low-fat Watermelon Smoothie 0

Posted on July 13, 2013 by Allison Sugzda

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of peach juice
  • 1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe makes two tall glasses.

Low Calorie Watermelon Smoothie

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Easy Weight loss Menus 0

Posted on May 19, 2013 by Grace

Easy Weight Loss Solutions. The beauty of a plan is that you have countless options, so you won’t suffer from diet boredom. Simply choose from the different options and mix and match for meals that deliver a variety of slimming, satisfying nutrients.

 

Energizing Diet Smoothies

Each smoothie can contain a mix of greens, fruit (fresh or frozen) and nuts/seeds (limit to 1 oz total per day for fastest weight loss). You can also add ice, water, coconut water, soymilk, almond milk or hemp milk to reach the desired texture. And be creative adding multiple options for each category will boost the nutrients value.

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Mix & Match to make your Perfect Smoothie

Don’t worry about adding in too many veggies, add in as much as you like – veggies are very low in calories. But when it comes to nuts/seeds limit to 1oz or less. Nuts are heart healthy and are full of nutrients, high in protein and contain the good fat that our bodies need to keep us healthy and slim, but you can also over do it adding too many calories to your diet.

 

Just Mix and Match ingredients to create a different delicous smoothie:

 

A. GREENS
 

B. FRUITS C. NUT/SEEDS BRANDS to BUY
Spinach Berries Sunflower Seeds
Bergin Nut Company -
Sunflower Seeds
Kale Mango Sesame Seeds

Bob's Red Mill 
Sesame Seeds

Romaine Lettuce Banana Flaxseeds
Red Mill Organic
Whole Flaxseed
Broccoli Florets Papaya Chia Seed
Nutiva Organic
Chia Seeds
Watercress Apple Cashews  

 

 

Dinner Menu Options

Healthy Diet Chicken  Healthy Diet Pasta Healthy Diet Fish
Chicken Recipes Pasta Recipes Fish Recipes

 

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