I’ve never really tried making an apple smoothie, except when mixed with other fruits. Fuji apples are the only fruits left in my fridge, and there was too many of them, so I thought I’d make some in a smoothie. Maybe adding milk or vanilla ice cream would give it a nice twist. And oh, it was delicious!
Did you know that protein shakes have been shown to help women double their belly fat loss? So turn your coffee into a super slimmer to shed pounds faster. To do: Simply blend 6 oz. coffee, some almond milk, chocolate protein powder and ice until it’s frothy.
I mentioned in my past post that avocado can help you trim down. Here’s a delicious smoothie recipe that will help you shed off unwanted pounds.
Summer is so here! Here’s a yummy and healthy drink to keep your head cool. 🙂 Bonus! The tryptophan in bananas increases alertness.
It’s summer, the heat is scorching hot, your head is hot and so you deserve a break. And what better way to cool down than with this delicious, antioxidant-rich smoothie. Cherries help ease tension headaches and according to experts, these fruits’ anthocyanins are more effective at relieving headaches than ibuprofen and aspirin.
In blender, puree 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup peeled chopped apples, 1/2 cup maraschino cherries (stems removed) and 8 ice cubes 30 seconds, or until smooth. Garnish with 1 maraschino cherry and a dollop of vanilla yogurt, if desired.
Did you know that the manganese in cucumber can improve memory significantly? Here, a yummy way to enjoy the refreshing veggie.
In blender, puree 1 cup frozen diced honeydew melon, 1/2 cup peeled diced seedless cucumbers, 1/2 cup white cranberry juice, 1 teaspoon lime juice and 1/4 cup ice 30 seconds, or until smooth. Sweeten with honey if desired.
Do you find it difficult to trim down? Try adding yogurt to your diet. It contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), fatty acids that block fat storage and revs fat burn. Based on studies, CLA target visceral fat, a stubborn belly flab linked to heart disease. And here’s an added perk, mix it with blackberries and fade your spider veins. For a refreshing smoothie, try this recipe.
In blender on medium speed, puree 1 cup fresh blackberries, 12 oz. vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup apple juice and 1 cup nonfat milk 30 seconds, or until smooth. Sweeten with sugar to taste. Garnish with fresh blackberries.
The tropical fruit pineapple not only aids in digestion, it jump-starts your metabolism too. Here’s a recipe to enjoy the fruit this summer without the guilt.
In blender, puree 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, 1/2 cup sliced bananas, 1/2 cup ice and 3/4 cup each chilled pear juice and pineapple juice 30 seconds, or until smooth.
Here’s another yummy drink to enjoy this summer.
In blender, puree 2 cups diced seedless watermelon, 1/2 cup diced mango, 1 cup chilled coconut juice and 3/4 cup ice for 30 seconds, or until smooth.
We all love a smoothie of milk and strawberry, but did you know that this combination does more good to your body than refresh you? Milk fires up metabolism. Its calcium can improve the body’s ability to burn fat for energy by as much as to times. That’s because the mineral has the ability tor educe the body’s output of fat-storing hormones. Plus, the yummy strawberries are known to improve memory. Here, try this smoothie recipe.
In blender on medium speed, puree two cups frozen strawberries, 1 cup nonfat milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 30 seconds, or until smooth. Sweeten honey to taste. Garnish with fresh strawberries.
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