Friday, January 6, 2012

Don't pay for shakes make them at home and freeze the leftovers into ice cream lose 4 pounds a week

I been making my own fruit shakes since the New Year and already lost 4 pounds not only am i feeling much better and have more energy my stomach is no longer giving me problems. I feel my stomach shrinking and finally stomach muscles i haven't felt in years are now starting to flex.

Just so you know i'm not depending on the shakes as my cure all for losing weight. I do a few different workout routines and mix it up each day. Sometimes  i
only workout for half an hour a day on a trampoline as the trampoline will work out the whole body after that i will go outside and walk the dog.

I have the perfect workout for coach potatoes everywhere!
Do your workouts during commercial breaks.  I usually will do crunches during
the commercial breaks figure 2 hours watching TV 7 commercial breaks per hour
will give you 14 sets to mix in push ups, sit ups, if you have a pull up bar pull ups..

Now a shake recipe that will wow you with taste here again i mix it up a bit
to keep things interesting tweak things a bit each day to not get bored.
You can omit any ingredients you don't like or don't have and add your own
this is just 1 of my examples.

Handful of strawberries, handful of blueberries, half a banana, 1 apple,
5 tablespoons Greek yogurt or organic yogurt can be plain or Vanilla
1 scoop of protein powder, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 teaspoon organic
coconut oil, 1 cup organic milk, 1 tablespoon your favorite honey or agave
or maple syrup, Ice cubes.

Put all ingredients in blender blend up if you don't want a creamy shake 
don't add the milk and substitute the milk for your favorite juice.
I usually fill the blender all the way to the top and save the leftovers
in the freezer and this makes a good icy treat the next day.

I'm going to go over this particular list of ingredients and why i choose them.
You may have different views on these ingredients and your feedback is encouraged.

  • Strawberries taste great and have lots of vitamin C.
  • Blueberries are great for brain health and have lots of antioxidants taste great also.
  • Apple a day keeps the Dr. away? Fresh blended apples add to the flavor and fiber.
  • I use organic yogurt whole some think the higher % is counter productive to weight gain. While this maybe true of milk i think the beneficial properties in yogurt outweigh the lower % as some studies have shown no fat and low fat to be more harmful plus the taste is better. 
  • Protein powder i added it as i didn't want my shakes to only be fruity for muscle gain.
  • Almond butter great for the brain, more protein and healthy skin costs a little more than peanut butter i like the complexity of the taste it adds to the shake. If you do use peanut butter find a peanut butter that is only peanuts.
  • Organic virgin coconut oil if i would have told you this this 5 years ago  i would have been laughed at though now many people have found coconut oil helps them lose weight even many athletes incorporate coconut oil into their stir fry vegetables and shakes.
  • Organic milk you can use soy milk, almond milk, Cows milk is best organic once again i'm using whole milk and if you use 2 % or lower that's OK.
  • I'm a firm believer of using honey that is produced from bees locally the closer to your house the better! The honey will provide you immunity from getting sick.  Honey is a better alternative than sugar by far.  You could also try using real maple syrup or agave nectar.
  • Ice cubes because i like things cold and frosty. Avoid tap water ice cubes if you can and use purified water for your ice cubes. 
This shake should help your digestive system and promote weight loss and muscle gain when you combine this shake with working out.  Even if you just go walking that is fine you need to start somewhere.  The fresher the better as you want to get the benefit of the live enzymes that come from drinking a living shake.  Nowadays with the pasteurizing of all juices we are losing out on these live enzymes that you can only get from a living food.  After drinking this shake last night i felt incredible like a had a total sense of awareness! I believe this recipe will help anyone feel better.

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