HAVE YOU BEEN EATING & DRINKING TOO MUCH ON VACATION? 😳 (I know I have!)
WOULD YOU LIKE A FABULOUS FAT BURNING SMOOTHIE RECIPE TO ASSIST YOU WITH LOSING THAT EXTRA WEIGHT? 👍
If YOU are like me and love to enjoy all that vacations have to offer 😎 . . . like yummy food you might not normally eat while at home, or having that extra “refreshing beverage” 🍹 (as my husband, Tom, calls it) each day to toast to another blissful day on vacation! Then YOU will probably love this Fat Burning / Weight Loss Smoothie when you get home! 🏡 For one thing, you will love how it tastes too good to be healthy, because it’s creamy and full of flavor! But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s too good to be true, it really is a great smoothie to help you slim down and burn fat. How you might wonder? 🤔 Well, there are 2 weight loss superfoods ingredients that have amazing fat-busting benefits. The strawberries trigger production of a hormone that can rev up your metabolism and help suppress your appetite. And then there is avocado! Too many women shy away from them because of the fat and calorie content, but this fat is the healthy monounsaturated type. It also takes awhile to digest, giving you the feeling of fullness to quench your hunger and it has been shown to reduce belly fat! And who doesn’t need that after a vacation or when you might overindulge over the weekend! 🙄
SUMMER SLIMDOWN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
1 c. frozen strawberries
1 c. frozen dark cherries (Trader Joe’s usually has them)
1/4 c. almond milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 c. yogurt (Siggi’s is my favorite)
1 T. honey
1 fresh squeezed lime juice
1 scoop whey protein powder (I can not stress enough the importance of protein in your diet. Read the link about the Power of Protein)
Blend all ingredients (if you know me from my blog posts, my all time favorite is the Magic Bullet) starting with the frozen fruit, almond milk, yogurt, protein powder and avocado. Then add the sweetness from the honey and the tartness from the lime, adding slowly to get your preferred sweet to tart ratio! Pour smoothie into a cute mason jar and add a fun straw and you will feel like you are back on vacation ⛱ . . . minus the extra fat, sugars & calories! LOOK ⬇️ below for some other fun & fabulous ways to serve your smoothies!
WHY YOU SHOULD INTRODUCE MORE AVOCADOS INTO YOUR DIET, read this article.
THE SKINNY ON AVOCADOS provided by www.Loveonetoday.com
“If you’re on a diet or want to drop a few pounds, avocados are all right to incorporate into your diet. Losing weight requires eating fewer calories than you burn off. A 50g serving of avocados contains 80 calories, so you can easily fit them into a calorie-reduced eating plan. Just look for ways to substitute avocados for foods that do not deliver lots of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Choose Avocados for Your Weight Management
- Avocados contain 80 calories per 50g serving.
- When used instead of other fats avocados can be part of a calorie-reduced diet.
- Avocados make a great nutrient-boosting breakfast item, when combined with eggs they also make a great post-workout snack. Avocados contribute good, unsaturated fat and are a good source of fiber, while the eggs provide high-quality protein that encourages muscle tissue repair and growth.
- Avocados are sugar-free moreover they have the least amount of sugar per serving than any other fresh fruit.
- Plus, over 75% of the fat in an avocado is unsaturated fat, making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat.
You may find that the rich, creamy texture of avocados makes your resolution to eat healthier easier to follow. They make a satisfying snack – one serving of fresh avocado, about one-third of the medium fruit, provides a good source of fiber. Fiber adds bulk to your diet and can help keep you feeling full faster and longer.
Working out? Potassium can help. Potassium is an electrolyte. Your body loses electrolytes as you sweat that need to be replaced. You also need potassium to help build muscle, break down and use carbohydrates. Avocados contain 250 mg of potassium per 50g serving. In addition, avocados are a good source of fiber with 6g of naturally good fats to help you stay full and energized for all your activities throughout the day.”
FAVORITE SMOOTHIE ITEMS:
MAGIC BULLET for making smoothies in seconds, and clean up is even faster! 👌 You can make 1 -2 smoothies depending on the size of the container, or use the blender attachment for a family smoothie!
MASON JARS are an easy, inexpensive and great way to make your smoothie more fun, especially when you add a colorful straw or lid like below.
FABULOUS & FUN SMOOTHIE ACCESSORIES with colorful straws & lids! CLICK ✅ on any picture to get more information!
Christie, your personal trainer to Get Fit & Stay Fit
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