Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fruit Smoothies for a slim summer

Drink these delicious smoothies and forget about your weight for the summer:

Blackberry Friut Smoothie
Blend in a blender for 30 seconds or until smooth, 1 cup blackerries with 12 oz. vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup apple juice and 1 cup nonfat milk.  Sweeten with sugar or honey to taste.
Not only do blackberries fade spider veins but yogurt also cuts fat storage.  Conjugated linoleic acid targets visceral fat.  This is the stubborn belly fat linked to heart disease.

Strawberry Fruit Smoothie
Puree 2 cups frozen strawberries, 1 cup nonfat milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract for 30 seconds in a blender.  Sweeten with honey to taste.
The strawberries will help to improve memory while the milk will fire up metabolism.  The calcium in milk can improve the body's ability to burn fat for energy.

Orange Smoothie
Puree 3 cups frozen mandarin orange slices, zest and juice of 1 large orange, 1 cup plain kefir and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract in a blender for 30 seconds.  Sweeten with agave syrup to taste.
Oranges erase cellulite while defir wards off inflammation.  The milk in this recipe contains probiotics that cut the risk of weight gain by 22%.  Probiotics reduce inflammation which cause the body to put on pounds.

So what are you waiting for?  Drink up!!!~!

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