November 09, 2013 by
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.
- 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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August 26, 2013 by
- Frozen Strawberries
- Frozen Banana
- Honey Frozen
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.
July 27, 2013 by
- 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
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.
July 05, 2013 by
- 1 tbs. Chocolate Protein Power
- 1 Cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup fat free milk or coconut milk
- 1 cup of ice.
Whip ingredients together for a delicious shake.
This smoothie is ideal on the Thyroid Diet or the smoothie diet. Get More Information on the Thyroid Cure Diet.
May 19, 2013 by
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.
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:
Dinner Menu Options
April 24, 2013 by
Three days each week you'll drink two protein shakes in place of regular meals (one for breakfast, one for lunch and for Dinner choose from a variety of healthy Diet Meals).
Delicious Low Calorie Recipes by Category:
Why a Smoothie Diet Can Help you Lose 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 vegetables are high in fiber and fiber fills you up, and keeps you satisfied reducing those junk food cravings that happen throughout the day.
Basic Shake Recipes:
Blend 1 scoop protein powder or 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt: 1/2 cup fat free milk (or almond milk); veggies to taste (try arugula, spinach, carrot); an optional 1-3 tsp. fun stuff (chocolate syrup, peanut butter), plus unlimited freebies (coffee/tees, extracts, spices, zero calorie sweetener, water or ice.
Other Fat Burning Smoothies:
April 14, 2013 by
Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to start getting back on track. This means getting back eating real foods and working out – fruits, vegetables and lots of exercise. In other words, it’s time to begin a detox ridding your body of all those toxins. There is always the same nagging question, though, “How to get started?
This year, I discovered the best way to control my urge to eat everything at once and return to a healthy diet: a “Detox blaster.” It helps cleanse your body of sugar and it is so refreshing at the same time. It is great first thing in the morning after a workouts for breakfast or lunch.
- ½ Cucumber
- ½ Cup Pineapple
- 1 Apple cored and cut
- ½ lemon juiced
- Large handful of spinach
- ½ Avocado
- Handful of raw almonds
- 3 – 4 ice cubes
- Water to line
Add all ingredients in the Smothie Blender – blend and enjoy. Please feel free take creative liberties.
Smoothie Blender Options:
Try the Nutribullet blender it has a powerful motor. Blends anything, (nuts, seeds, fruit with skin) puts it into an amazingly smooth consistancy. Definitely a meal replacement for a healthy intake of fruits and vegetables.
Smoothie tips use coconut water and almond milk as well as pure fruit juice it gives a great flavor when using kale, spinach and broccoli with the fruits.
December 28, 2012 by
Superfruit Smoothies: 50 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss, Energy & Optimum Health
This wonderful book is packed with delicious recipes that are good for you too. The book starts out with 10 tips to make your smoothie it’s best. Then fruit and vegetable glossaries describe each fruit, its nutritional value and its health benefits. There is also a thorough explanation on fruit and vegetable preparation. Other ingredients used such as peanut butter and milk products as well as additives like wheat grass are also discussed in detail. A seasonal fruit chart and a brief overview of essential nutrients are nice bonuses
There are recipes for almost anything including energy, weight control, PMS, hot flashes, morning sickness, anemia, libido, bone building, stress and even some that boost your immune system when you get sick.
This book will turn you into a bonafide smoothie addict, this is the best book of smoothie recipes I’ve ever run across. As a small size smoothie at the mall costs $2.25, this book pays for itself in no time at all and is worth every cent. I loved the breakdown of nutritional values which is very helpful for anyone watching their calorie intake. The variety is spectacular with inclusion of even vegetable recipes. If you’re looking for a good change of pace in your diet, definitely try out these delicious recipes. You won’t be disappointed!
December 28, 2012 by
These sweet morning weight loss smoothies with whey protein will keep you feeling your best as you power through the day and will slim you down and increase your energy and perk you up!
Why Whey Protein Delivers all day Pep and Weight Loss?
Whey Smoothies Boosts Metabolism
Whey protein contains an aminao acid (leucine) that triggers muscle cells to use energy more efficiently. Research in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that this effect can raise the body's ability to burn fat for fuel by 18 percent and increase calorie expenditure by 25 percent for up to 5 1/2 hours.
Whey Smoothies Revs happy Hormones
Enjoying a daily whey protein smoothie helps safegurard against the draining effects of stress. The reason: Whey's tryptophan stimulates the production of the moodlifting hormone serotoin while its amino acid glutamine increases levels of a key anxity-soothing brain chemical.
Curbs Hunger Pangs
After drinking a whey smoothie, people in a study at the United Kingdom's University of Surrey experienced a 68 percent increase in tow key appetite-suppressing hormones. Whey's satiating effect stayed with them until their next meal, during which they consumed 19 percent fewer calorie than study subjects given a shake made with another form of protein (casein).
Weight Loss Whey Smoothie Recipes:
Banana-Almond Blast Smoothie
1 scoop (1/4) cup whey protein powder.
1 medium banans, sliced and frozen.
3/4 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk or skim milk.
1 tbs. slmond butter
Dash of cinnamon
In blender combine all ingredients. Blend 30 sec. or until smooth. Pour mixture into tall glass.
Vanilla Blueberry bliss Smoothie
In blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Makes 1 serving
Bonus! The polyphenols in blueberries stabilize blood sugar.
Mixed-Berry Magic Smoothie
- 1 scoop (1/4 cup) whey protein powder.
- 3/4 cup soy milk or skim milk.
- 3/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt.
- 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries, like blueberries, strawberries and/or raspberries.
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries.
In blender, combine all ingredients. Bend 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glass.
Bonus! The probiotics in Greek yogurt ease indigestion.
Recommended: Source Naturals True Whey Powder ($20 for 45 servings).
This whey powder product with stevia sweetener, mild vanilla flavor and smooth texture lends to great smoothies.
The Smoothies Bible
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September 04, 2012 by
Making a protein shake shouldn’t require as much effort as your workout. It doesn’t have to be a messy endeavor and there is no need for a giant blender. Not if you have the Cuisinart Smart Stick!
Picture this one: the picture is in black and white and you’re in the kitchen battling with a haywire blender that is spurting protein shake all over the walls and ceiling. You’re simply distraught! Then, the picture turns to color and you’re having the time of your life mixing a protein shake with this tiny blender.
It’s just so easy and you think to yourself, where has this thing been all my life! Then the voiceover tells you, “This machine sells for $100….but if you order now, we’ll give it to you for 4 easy payments of $24.99!” You’re so excited to call now for this seemingly great deal that you completely overlook the fact that 25 times 4 is still $100… Okay, so infomercials obviously annoy most people, but that isn’t the point! The point is that this little machine (which doesn’t really cost $100, but rather about $39), is amazing! you can use it every day after your workouts. In fact, it has kind of become a motivator to workout. Thirty minutes of suffering in the gym is totally worth it when you get to have a shake afterwards.
Today’s shake consists of:
- Unsweetened vanilla
- almond milk
- 2% Greek yogurt
- Unflavored whey protein isolate.
Honestly, it seems like a lot more work than it actually is. The steps are excruciatingly simple. The Cuisinart Smart stick comes with a plastic measuring cup that all the ingredients go directly into.
Honestly, it seems like a lot more work than it actually is. The steps are excruciatingly simple.