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Smoothie Secrets

Nutrition

May 18
Smoothies

I got a book from a company I no longer do business with called 53 Fat Burning Smoothies.

If you make a high protein low carb smoothie, it will burn fat.

The book should have been advertised: Here’s a book for those of you who have no imagination whatsoever.

Do you really need a recipe to make a smoothie? Aren’t all smoothies just thought out on the fly, by what you’ve got handy in the fridge or in the fruit bowl?

Do I need to know that I can take chocolate whey protein and add cold coffee to it to make a Moca Smoothie? and if I think about it long enough and hard enough, I might add a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Do I need to wrack my brains to make a regular chocolate smoothie and then add a couple tablespoons of peanut butter to it?

No.

Smoothies are easy. But we’re going to just add a few secrets we use that will not be secrets the moment you read them.

And if you have something you’d like to share, please mail it to us using this link: david@

The Ultimate Fruit Smoothie

If you’re on a diet and you’re doing the “smoothie diet,” which is quite simple: one or two smoothies a day with a sensible meal at night, then you’re going to want to know this little secret to save time in the kitchen.

Take all your fruit, blend it up, and put it in a container in the fridge.

That’s it. This way, you can mix up a your protein and collagen mixure in a blender bottle,  then reach in your, grab the mixture, shake it up a bit (the pulp rises to the top) and add it to your smoothie, a little ice on top, an extra few shakes and you’re good to go.

And by all your fruit, we mean it: apples, berries, bananas, mangos, guava, kiwi, pineapple, peaches, grapes, melons, whatever you have on hand.

I supposed the only rule is to keep separate your citrus separate . . . that is, unless you’re into that sort of thing.

This is all very simple, but here are a few tiny notes for you.

You’ll want it to be liquidy, so get the liquid from red, black, purple, or Concord grapes. You don’t want to use yellow or green grapes because they contain very little nutrition and are mostly sugar.

Melons too are mostly liquid.

Or you can add a little water. Additionally, it is at this point where I add beet juice powder, or pomegranate juice powder, or mangosteen pericarp powder (to keep blood sugar from spiking) or even I’ll add some concentrated tart cherry (Monterey cherry) juice. Also, if you don’t have grapes, you can use Concord grape juice (the frozen concentrate and add a little water).

Then when you’re about to add the juice concoction to your smoothie, be sure to shake it or stir it because the juice will separate from the pulp. You want it all mixed in.

That’s about it, except you should know that about the fifth day you might start to see mold growing in this concoction. It lasts just about four days. Oh, and if you’re blending up some kiwi, make sure to blend up the skin too. It’s the only fruit with natural vitamin E in it and it’s in the skin!

Secret # 2

When you make your smoothie, make popsicles.

Popsicle

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Secret #3Vital Proteins

Add your superfoods. There is a saying in most homes, if you need something healthy, but it just doesn’t taste very good, put it into a smoothie. So it’s at this time when you can add some moringa or spirulina or chlorella (we get ours from Starwest botanicals and they’ve never let us down). Some superfoods are a bit tastier, such as maca and inulin. In fact, inulin is something I always put in my smoothies because it’s a prebiotic and we have to feed our probiotics (that’s what prebiotics do). Also if I’m using a whey protein that doesn’t have collagen (most don’t) I add some Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. As we age, we have to take better care of our hair, skin, nails, and joints. Also, I sometimes make it tangy with the addition of a quarter cup of Pomegranate Juice Powder.

And don’t forget your omega-3s. You can put some chia into a small container, add a bit of water, and store in the fridge. Or you can add ground flax, or my favorite, Omegasentials.

Secret #4

You’re going to have to send us your secrets. I’ve run out!

 

 

 

 

 

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