Thursday, July 8, 2010

Healthy Smoothies

Plantation Blackstrap Molasses
  • The easiest way to use blackstrap molasses is to dissolve a teaspoon full in a glass of water and drink it every day.
  • Use its distinctive flavor in a marinade for spare ribs or barbecue sauce. 
  • Stir a couple of teaspoons of molasses into your baked beans for a traditional, hearty flavor.
  • 1 tablespoon in 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/2 cup room temperature water taken just before your largest meal of the day (or two - can do before lunch and dinner). Add a whole host of minerals and vitamins that go through the digestion process along with whatever food you are eating so your body can absorb as much as possible. It really works, has me feeling much more full of vitality.
  • Use in vegetable garden and the plants love it! Makes my tomatoes healthier and sweeter! Use 1 tsp per gallon of water.
I have only been taking this product for a month and already I feel as if I have more energy and more alertness. The taste is much better than you would think, I use 1/2 cup of distilled water in a coffee mug, get it hot and then I put in a heaping tbs. of the molasses and then add just a smidge of milk for some creaminess. You'll definitely want the organic as they offer here and definitely get the unsulfered, especially if you want to use it for excessive menstrual bleeding.

Banana Molasses Smoothie

Looking for a smoothie that is sweet, try this smoothie sweetened with molasses. Don’t worry the prunes you add will ease your guilt among other things.


• 5 pitted prunes
• 1 medium banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
• 2 cups low-fat vanilla soymilk.
• 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
• 3 ice cubes

Place prunes in small bowl and cover with hot tap water. Let rest for 5 minutes or until plump. Drain. Combine plumped prunes and remaining ingredients in blender and whip until smooth.

Banana Smoothie
  • I nice ripe banana
  • mug of very cold soy milk or rice milk
  • tablespoon of blackstrap molasses
 Just mix it up with your's like a chilled cappucino

If you're feeling very naughty....add a dollop of ice-cream. Not that I do. Much.

Berry Blackstrap Smoothie Recipe

• 1/2 cup herbal tea
• 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses water (2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses + 1 cup of water = blackstrap water)
• about a cup of leftover berries
• 1 whole avocado
• 3 tablespoons hemp powder
• 1 tablespoon tart cherry concentrate
• 2 tablespoons freshly ground flax seeds
• teeny amount of stevia to taste
• 4 ice cubes

Directions: Toss everything into your blender and blend away. Pour in a glass and enjoy! This made enough to fill the tumbler twice – but I only drank one tumbler full. I shared the rest with a family member who was eye-balling it. LOL

Blueberry-Blackstrap Bomb – (Lunch Smoothie)

Manitoba Hemp Pro 70 Powder
Ice cubes
Tablespoon of freshly ground flax seeds
2 tablespoons of hemp

Then I added about half a cup or so of blackstrap molasses water I keep in the fridge (more on this in a future post). But it would be 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses in a cup of water for you.

After I blended that up, I decided to add a handful of frozen blueberries.

And a couple handfuls of baby spinach leaves…


Look at the delicious, beautiful layers!!!

All blended together!

Blueberry Blackstrap Bomb Smoothie Recipe


• ice cubes
• 1 tablespoon of freshly ground flax seeds
• 2 tablespoons of hemp powder
• a banana
• handful frozen blueberries
• 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
• about half a cup or so of blackstrap molasses water I keep in the fridge (more on this in a future post). But it would be 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses in a cup of water for you.


Toss everything in to the blender, blend until smoothly combined, pour, and enjoy this blast of energizing deliciousness!

And I realize the ingredients may sound odd to you, but this was one seriously delicious smoothie – and I’ve drank a LOT of smoothies!!!

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Take advantage of the luscious summer melon crop to make this refreshing smoothie that's high in vitamin C. This recipe serves one.


Things You'll Need:

• 1 large frozen bananas
• 2 tsp. honey
• 1/2 c. plain or vanilla low-fat or nonfat yogurt
• 1/4 of a ripe cantaloupes
• blenders
• 2 tbsp. nonfat powdered milks
• 2 tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrates
• 1/2 c. crushed ice

Slice frozen banana into bite-sized chunks.

Cut up cantaloupe, removing the skin and seeds.

Put the fruit into a blender with yogurt, honey, powdered milk, orange juice concentrate and crushed ice.

Cover and blend until smooth.

Tips & Warnings

• Bananas can be frozen for up to three months.

• Add some lemonade or a small amount of lemon juice if the smoothie tastes too sweet.

• Add 1 tbsp. blackstrap molasses for extra iron.

• Add 1 tbsp. brewer's yeast to provide a protein boost.

• Add 1 tbsp. flaxseed oil for a dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

• Add 1 tsp. bee pollen to increase amino acids.

• Some people are allergic to bee pollen or one of the other add-ins.

• Follow package directions carefully or consult your doctor if you have questions.

Healthy Wheat Germ Smoothie


Things You'll Need:

• 1 ripe medium banana
• 1 cup vanilla low-fat or nonfat yogurt
• 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
• 1/4 cup wheat germ
• 1 cup cracked ice
• 1 cup sliced fresh peaches or banana slices
• Groceries
• Blenders
• Drinking Glasses

Cut banana into chunks.

Put banana and yogurt in a blender with peaches, orange juice and wheat germ.

Add cracked ice.

Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately in tall glass.

Garnish with peach or banana slices and sprinkle 2 tsp. wheat germ on top.

Tips & Warnings

• Freeze the banana for a frostier drink. Bananas can be frozen for up to 3 months.

• Add some lemonade or a small amount of lemon juice if the smoothie tastes too sweet.

• Add 1 tbsp. blackstrap molasses for extra iron.

• Add 1 tbsp. brewer's yeast for protein.

• Add 1 tbsp. flaxseed oil for omega-3 fatty acids.

• Add 1 tsp. bee pollen for amino acids.

• It is possible that you may be allergic to bee pollen or other add-ins. Follow directions on package carefully or consult your doctor if you have questions

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Nutrient Note Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and folate. Flaxseed oil provides omega-3 fatty acids -- brain food to start the day. Tofu is a good protein source, provides the creamy texture and lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes

• 1/2 cup lowfat silken tofu
• 3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
• 1/2 cup lowfat coconut or pina colada flavor yogurt
• 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
• 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
• 1/3 cup water

In a blender mix tofu and pineapple chunks on whip setting for about 20 seconds, until well incorporated. Next, add yogurt, flaxseed oil, coconut extract and water. Continue to whip for 1 5 seconds. Freeze leftovers. (To reuse, defrost for about 10 minutes, then blend for about 40 seconds or until smooth.)

Nutrition Score per serving (7 ounces): 132 calories, 45% fat (7 g; 0.65 g saturated), 49% carbs (16 g), 6% protein (2 g), 292mg calcium, 0.4mg iron, 0.6 g fiber, 33 mg sodium.

Avocado Energizer

A midmorning or afternoon boost

Nutrient Note Rich in "good' fat, avocado makes this shake creamy and is a great way to get folic acid, a B vitamin that aids cell renewal, and vitamin A, essential for maintaining eye health.

Serves 2 ~ Prep time: 5 minutes

• 1/4 cup fresh mashed avocado
• 1/2 cup lowfat milk
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1 banana, frozen, then broken into 3 pieces
• 1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
• 1/3 cup peach nectar (such as After the Fall or Knudsen)

In a blender whip together avocado and milk. Add honey, banana and mango. Whip another 10 seconds or until smooth. Add peach nectar and mix 5 seconds. Freeze leftover smoothie. (To reuse, defrost for about 10 minutes, then place in blender for 40 seconds.)

Nutrition Score per serving (7 ounces): 207 calories, 27% fat (7 g; 1.6 g saturated), 67% carbs (68 grams), 6% protein (4 grams), 89 mg calcium, 0.7 mg iron, 3.9 g fiber, 36mg sodium.

Berry Blast

A lowfat, high-fiber snack, a.m. or p.m.

Nutrient Note Berries offer vitamin C and fiber, which creates a full feeling.

Serves 2 ~ Prep time: 10 minutes

• 1/2 cup frozen sliced or whole strawberries
• 1/2 cup lowfat silken tofu
• 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
• 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
• 1/4 cup low-cal cranberry juice
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons wheat germ
• 1 tablespoon sugar

Allow frozen strawberries to defrost slightly (about 7 minutes on the countertop or 20 seconds in microwave on defrost mode).

Meanwhile, in a blender mix tofu, blueberries and raspberries on whip for 10 seconds. Add strawberries. Mix 5 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and mix 5 seconds. Freeze leftovers. (To reuse, defrost for about 10 minutes, then blend for about 40 seconds or until smooth.)

Nutrition Score per serving (8 ounces): 141 calories, 9% fat (1 g; 0.07 g saturated), 72% carbs (26 g), 19% protein (7 g), 45 mg calcium, 1.7mg iron, 6 g fiber, 59 mg sodium.

Chocolate Charge

A fix for chocoholics

Serves 1 ~ Prep time: 5 minutes

• 1/2 cup crushed ice (about 8 cubes)
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 talespoon blackstrap molasses
• 1/4 cup lowfat milk
• 1 cup lowfat vanilla frozen yogurt
• 1 teaspoon crushed almonds

Combine ice, cocoa powder, vanilla, molasses and milk. Blend on high for about 10 seconds or until smooth. Add frozen yogurt and blend for 5 more seconds. Top with crushed almonds.

Smoothies for Energy! Diet strategy: Tese high-nutrient, creamy shakes provide the get-up-and-go you need all day long. Drink them at snack time or alongside a meal - Low Fat & Easy

Nutrition Score per serving (7 ounces): 189 calories, 21% (at (4.6 g; 2 g saturated), 67% carbs (33 g), 12% protein (6 g), 290 mg calcium, 3 mg iron, I g fiber, 122 mg sodium.

Peanut Butter Power-UpAn afternoon mini-meal

Serves 1 ~ Prep time: 5 minutes

1 T. Peanut Butter
½ Cup low fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 Tablespoon slivered or sliced blanched almonds
2 teaspoons flaxseed oil
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup low fat milk

In a blender mix peanut butter and frozen yogurt on whip for about 5 seconds. Add almonds, flaxseed oil and almond extract and whip for 5 seconds. Add milk and whip for an additional 5 seconds.

Nutrition Score per serving (7 ounces): 396 calories, 57% fat (26 g; 5 g saturated), 31% carbs (32 g), 12% protein (12 g), 272mg calcium, 0,7mg iron, 1.9 g fiber 213mg sodium.

Keep These Ingredients On Hand For An Anytime-Smoothie Energizer:

* Frozen Fruit ~ Buy frozen varieties that have no added sweeteners. These give an icy body to shakes.

* Blackstrap Molasses ~ One tablespoon of this sugar-cane byproduct provides 20 percent of the RDA for iron.

* Wheat Germ ~ A grain protein that's high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.

* Vanilla or Fruit Low Fat Yogurt ~ For protein and a flavored base

* Low fat Silken Tofu ~ For its nutrients and a rich texture

* Unsweetened Cocoa Powder ~ Incredibly low fat with a strong chocolate kick, 1 tablespoon has just 12 calories.

* Peanut Butter ~ Great source of protein

* Flaxseed Oil ~ A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

* Blanched Whole Almonds ~ For creamy texture, protein and vitamin E

Vegan Smoothie

An organic, raw food, vegan smoothie could be your ideal meal of the day because you can create it to be as nutritious as you want it to be. Since there is no cooking involved — it is live, raw, fresh, non-dairy, fast, easy and fun to make. You'll be energized for the day and will notice the difference (you won't be feel sleepy after lunch)! This could the ultimate meal replacement (at least it is for me). Here's my secret recipe with raw food...

• Cold water. I use distilled water (8 oz.)

• Cold TAHITIAN NONI Juice with grape and blueberry juice. 2 tbsp.

• Organic Ultimate Meal power shake mix (loaded with organic super nutrients). 2 tbsp.

• Organic goji berries, pumpkin, sunflower, and hemp seeds. 2 tbsp.

• Organic Greens+ for your servings of fruits and vegetables. 1 tbsp.

• Organic Sambazon Acai powder. 1 tbsp.

• Organic Hawaiian Spirulina. 1 tbsp.

• Organic cold Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vineger. 1 tbsp.

• Organic golden flax seeds (ground). 1 tbsp.

• Organic mix of raw wheat germ and oat bran. 1 tbsp.

• Organic raw green tea. Grind to a powder. 1 tsp.

• Organic eyebright powder for improved vision. 1 tsp.

• Organic blackstrap molasses. 1 tsp.

• Organic frozen banana and grapes.

• Organic frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, strawberries).

• Organic raisins, cranberries, cherries, walnuts, cashews, almonds, macadamia, and brazil nuts.

• Organic fuji apple (sliced).

• Organic fresh papaya, mango, guava, lemon, lime or passion fruit.

• Blend with lots of love!

I usually blend two 16-ounce smoothies each time. I sometimes drink one smoothie for breakfast and another for lunch. After I drink both of them, I make another 2 smoothies so I have 1 or 2 smoothies available at all times in my refrigerator. I use organic ingredients to avoid toxic pesticides and for ultimate flavor. Most of these ingredients are available at health food stores.

When I need a picker upper or am hungry during the day, my smoothie satisfies me right away. If I don't have all the ingredients on hand, I just use what I have. It usually takes me about 15 minutes to make 2 smoothies because my ingredients organized in containers. I suggest you experiment until you create your ideal smoothie. Drink 2 a day and you can achieve your Ideal Weight easily. Your smoothie should be your healthiest meal of the day. This is because you can create it with all the nutrition you want with no cooking involved. It is a raw super food nutrition meal. NOTE: In addition to my smoothie for breakfast, I have a valencia orange and a half of a papaya.


5 pitted prunes
1 medium banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups low-fat vanilla soymilk
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 ice cubes

Place prunes in small bowl and cover with hot tap water. Let rest for 15 minutes or until plump. Drain. Combine plumped prunes and remaining ingredients in blender and whip until smooth.

The Green Smoothie

Many people know that eating dark leafy greens (Kale, Collards, Spinach etc...) is good for human health, but our busy lifestyles often get in the way of eating our "Fruits and Veggies". An easy and enjoyable way of consuming the ideal amount of greens daily is by blending the raw greens with fruit. You will need a blender to do this but with this kind of smoothie, the body can absorb the essential nutrients much more efficiently. Also you get an immediate energy boost and all it takes just three minutes to make and clean up. This is an incredible way to take control of your own health.

I have so much energy and clarity from eating green smoothies it has been a revolution in my fast paced life, and the results? Weight loss, lots of energy, great digestion and restful sleep. These smoothies have mega fiber so BAM!!! Your digestion will be humming. Good digestion is key to good health and staying disease and illness free.

1. Green smoothies are very nutritious. The ratio in them is optimal for human consumption; about 60% ripe organic fruit mixed with about 40% organic greens.

2. Green smoothies are easy to digest. When blended well, most of the cells in the greens and fruits are ruptured, making the valuable nutrients easy for the body to assimilate. Green smoothies literally start to get absorbed in your mouth. 

3. Green smoothies, as opposed to juices, are a complete food because they still have fiber. Consuming fiber is important for our elimination system.

4. Green smoothies belong to the most palatable dishes for all humans of all ages. With a ratio of fruits to veggies as 60:40 the fruit taste dominates the flavor, yet at the same time the greens balance out the sweetness of the fruit, adding a nice zest to it. People who eat a standard American diet enjoy the taste of green smoothies. They are usually quite surprised that something so green could taste so nice.

5. A molecule of chlorophyll closely resembles a molecule of human blood. According to teachings of Dr. Ann Wigmore, consuming chlorophyll is like receiving a healthy blood transfusion. By drinking two or three cups of green smoothies daily you will consume enough greens for the day to nourish your body, and all of the beneficial nutrients will be well assimilated. 

6. Green smoothies are easy to make, and quick to clean up after. In contrast, juicing greens is time consuming, messy, and expensive. Many people abandon drinking green juices on a regular basis for those reasons. To prepare a pitcher of green smoothie takes less than 5 minutes, including cleaning.

7. Green smoothies have proven to be loved by children of all ages, including babies of six or more months old. Of course you have to be careful and slowly increase the amount of smoothies to avoid food allergies.

8. When you consume your greens in the form of green smoothies, you can greatly reduce the consumption of oils and salt in your diet.

9. Regular consumption of green smoothies forms a good habit of eating greens. After a few weeks of drinking green smoothies, most people start to crave and enjoy eating more greens. Eating enough greens is often a problem with many people, especially children. While fresh is always best, green smoothies will keep in cool temperatures for up to three days, which can be handy at work and while traveling. 

Below are five green smoothie recipes. They are merely basic ideas for your green creations. Feel free substitute these ingredients with your own choice of greens and fruits. Enjoy! 

Green Smoothie Recipes

Apple ~ Kale ~ Lemon
4 apples

½ lemon juice

5 leaves of kale

2 cups water

Blend until smooth


1-cup strawberries

2 bananas

½ bunch romaine

2 cups water

Blend until smooth


6 peaches

2 handfuls of spinach leaves

2 cups water

Blend until smooth


2 mangos

1 handful of edible weeds, 
such as lambsquarters, stinging nettles, purslane, etc

2 cups water

Blend until smooth


4 ripe pears

5 leaves of kale

½ bunch of mint

2 cups water

Blend until smooth

Green Smoothie

The ingredient list is pretty straight forward. Organic Apple cider, Avocodo, a good handful or two or three of mixed greens, raw almonds, ground flax seeds, banana and kiwi fruit, herbal supplements and stevia of your choice (ours is Sunrider) ( and some distilled water – not shown)

Ingredient List

1 Banana
2 Kiwi
2 Cups organic apple cider
2 Cups distilled water
10 Raw almonds
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
2 or 3 large hand fulls (grab a big bunch) of dark leafy greens
1/2 an Avocado
Stevia to taste (we use Sunrider brand stevia)

Herbal Supplements of your choice.

Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. It’s that easy. Consume on an empty stomach, for best digestion results and allow for your saliva to mix with the drink a few moments before swallowing. This allows for it to begin digesting before it enters your stomach.

3 Green Smoothie Recipes to Live For

The Smoothie Solution

After much research, I come to the surprising solution that smoothies are the best solution to make greens palatable to humans. She advocates a 60-40 mixture where there is 60 percent of a sweeter substance, usually fruit, combined with about 40% of fruit mixed together to create a truly delightfully tasting and nutritious drink. The smoothies may not look great, but looks can be (and really are) deceiving.




• 3 cups ripe papaya
• 2 ripe mangoes
• 1 head of kale, crudely chopped
• Ice (optional)
• Water (optional)


1. Place juiciest fruit in the blender first. (Probably the ripe papaya)
2. Put setting on medium level.
3. When it’s crushed to a pulp-y mixture, add the next fruit.
4. Repeat process and increase speed if needed.
5. Add in kale.
6. Set speed to high.
7. Blend to desired consistency.
8. Add water and/or ice if using.
9. Taste. If you want it sweeter, add more fruit. More savory, add more vegetable.
10. Enjoy!



• 3 frozen bananas*
• 1 lb. ripe strawberries (not overripe, however)
• 2 hearts of romaine, chopped roughly
• 1 8oz glass of room temperature water (optional)
• 4-5 ice cubes (optional)
• Agave Nectar (optional)


1. Blend strawberries until they are jam-like on low-to-med setting.

2. Add in hearts of romaine.

3. Place 1/3 to 1/2 of the frozen bananas into the blender.

4. Increase speed to high, slowly.

5. Add more bananas through the top opening of the blender cover, slowly.

6. Add water and/or ice as desired.

7. Turn off blender to taste.

8. If you need more sweetness and have no more fruit, you can add a tsp or two of agave nectar (available at most health food stores).

9. Enjoy!

(*Note: frozen bananas will give this smoothie a shake-like consistency. Yum!)


• 1 lb. strawberries
• 1 ½ lb. raspberries
• 1 ½ lb. blackberries
• 1 bulb celery
• Water and/or ice (optional)
• Agave nectar (optional)


1. Remove celery stalks from the bulb
2. Rough chop celery all the way to the little leafy parts at the end.
3. Place in blender first since celery has the most water content.
4. Start with blender setting on low and increase slowly.
5. Once celery is well-blended, begin adding in other fruits.
6. As these become blended, stop blender and taste.
7. If mixture seems too bitter or salty – celery has a salty taste – add agave nectar to it.
8. Re-taste.
9. Add water and or ice as needed.
10. Enjoy!

The Smoothie Diet for Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight , the number one concern is hunger. Being hungry all of the time is something we all can deal with for a short period of time, but after a few days of dieting , the hunger takes over and we fall off the weight loss wagon only to regain the water weight we have lost and a few extra pounds to boot. The Smoothie Diet offers a hunger-reducing plan that ensures you never feel those extreme hunger pangs and never fall off the weight loss wagon. This is part of an on going special review of the smoothie diet.

At the heart of the Smoothie Diet is the smoothie. A diet breakfast smoothie starts off the day and is filled with protein and fiber, the perfect one, two combination to battle hunger. Calorie controlled and filled with a healthy supply of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients , the smoothie not only tastes good, but feels good on the body as well.

After breakfast, the free Smoothie Diet plan allows for lunch smoothies and dinner smoothies to round out your nutritional day . Smoothie Diet recipes are available both online and off line and offer a huge range of tastes and flavors to keep you interested every day of the Smoothie Diets plan time.

How Does the Smoothie Diet Work?

Breakfast the most important part of the day. It is the time when the metabolism kicks starts for the days calorie burn. The trouble is most people leave their breakfast meal filled with quick burning carbohydrates, which leads to snacking only a few hours later and a huge onslaught of unneeded calories. The diet breakfast smoothie is created from whole fruits and yogurts and soy or whey proteins that help to start off the day with a increase in calorie burning power.

The method of combining just the right fats, proteins and natural fibers helps the dieter fights the urge to eat later in the morning. The stomach feels full straight through lunchtime, eliminating the extra calories consumed during those mid morning snacks.

At the heart of fighting the hunger is the diet smoothie recipe. The slow metabolizing carbohydrates offer a blood sugar balance that keeps hunger away. There are no quick burns and crashes like those experienced with the more traditional high sugar, high simple carbohydrate breakfast choices. When glucose or blood sugar levels are balanced, hunger is kept at bay allowing for quicker weight loss results.

The Smoothie Diet and Other Diet Plans

The Smoothie Diet can be incorporated into many of the most popular diet plans being tried today. The You on a Diet smoothie is a very popular choice as is the Smoothie King diet. The easier a diet plan is to follow, the more apt the dieter is to stay on the plan. The key is to find a power diet smoothie that tastes great and keeps the dieter felling fuller, longer.

Diet smoothie drinks are just the first stage of the Smoothie Diet. As the body becomes more accustomed to the fiber and healthy nutrient levels, there will be natural diet changes that take place. The dieter will like the feeling given by these healthy green Smoothie Diet drinks and will choose to add more and more of these same types of foods to other meals throughout the day.

Smoothie Diet Daily Menu Plan

When you choose the Smoothie Diet, you will be choosing a huge range of healthy foods. A sample menu may look like this.

* Breakfast ~Jump-start your metabolism with a protein rich fruit and yogurt shake.

(Sample Recipe)

1 Frozen Banana
8 ounces of plain yogurt
1 TBSP Protein Powder
6 Ice Cubes
1 1/3 cups water
Handful of Frozen Strawberries

Place the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

* Mid-Morning

One serving of fruit or homemade fruit juice.

(Sample Homemade Fruit Juice recipe)

8 ounces diet ginger ale
1 cup whole fruit juice

* Lunch

Another fruit Smoothie Diet drink.

* Mid-Afternoon

One serving of fruit or fruit juice.

* Dinner

A whole food dinner of your choice. The caloric intake will depend upon your dietary needs, but should aim to stay within the 500 to 600 calorie range. The dinner meal should provide a healthy source of lean protein and healthy fats. The simple carbohydrates should be kept to a minimum so if a starch is needed, aim for a sweet potato versus a white potato.

The Smoothie Diet is a whole food diet, which means that the shakes can be consumed at any meal. Replacing the afternoon or evening meal with a Smoothie Diet recipe can mean added weight loss and added reduced hunger. The total caloric intake of the Smoothie Diet drinks can be adjusted as per the recommended daily calorie intakes for weight loss that is appropriate for each dieter.

The protein Smoothie Diet is quite similar to the Slim Fast diet, but without all the added sugars. Many Slim Fast shakes are laden with quick burning sugars and thus empty calories. They are also very expensive to continue buying week after week. The Smoothie Diet recipes are easy to make and total customizable. You can choose from many different fruits, yogurts and protein flavors and cut the simple sugar levels to near zero, while keeping the cost of the diet low. The whole fruit juice can be prepared early in the week and kept ready to make in the fridge for the entire week making the Smoothie Diet easy and quick each and every day.

All in all, the Smoothie Diet is a diet that is sure to keep the hunger quenched and the weight falling off . The longer the Smoothie Diet is utilized as a part of your everyday eating plans, the more weight you will lose, especially if combined with a good exercise plan . There is nothing like starting off the day with a diet smoothie drink to boost that metabolism, provide healthy, low sugar nutrition and prevent those mid morning hunger pangs. Losing weight has never been so easy as when using the simple Smoothie Diet drinks for your morning meal and more.

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