Cool down and lose weight with fruit!
Juicy, succulent fruits, especially berries of all kind—like raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries—are the perfect antidote to rising temperatures. But blueberries, especially, are quite the superfruit these days. In honor of the beautiful blues, July has even been named “National Blueberry Month.”
With an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score of 6552, one cup of blueberries can take care of your minimum daily recommendation of antioxidants and then some. (Of course other berries are also good alternatives, especially blackberries [5347 per cup], raspberries [4882 per cup], and strawberries [3577 per cup].) Blueberries are a standout because not only do they provide more antioxidant power than most other popular fruits, but they also contain a significant amount of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds—which protect against heart disease and cancer. High in fiber, blueberries also contain tannins, which serve to cleanse the digestive system. Plus, they promote a healthy urinary tract by preventing bacterial growth. No wonder they have their own “month”!
Fat-busting berries are simply bursting with vitamin C, which stimulates the production of carnitine, an amino acid that boosts metabolism by carrying fat to the mitochondria in your cells, where the fat is converted to energy. Researchers have also found that insoluble fiber in berries prevents their total calories from being absorbed, making them the ideal skinny-fruit ingredient in your daily smoothies.
On the Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown you are invited to partake in two filling fruit smoothies as a central part of the program. The Fat Flush Kit offers advanced detox support for cravings control and turbo-charged fat metabolism taken with the daily Shakedown regimen of two smoothies, unlimited snacks, and one full meal
Here’s the basic smoothie recipe:
8 ounces water or cran-water*
1 scoop Fat Flush Body Protein
1 serving fresh or frozen fruit (the berries of your choice)
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds
Ice cubes (optional)
Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth, then add flax or chia seeds. Don’t skip the flaxseed oil—it’s essential for long-lasting satiety.
*1oz. 100% unsweetened cranberry juice to 7 oz. of water
“…I had to find a way to attack some unwanted ‘scale creep’ that had found its way to me. I’ve been plagued by complex estrogen dominance, perimenopause, PCOS, metabolic syndrome, and thyroid issues for years, but this past year my levels in all areas really went out of control. I cannot tell you the fatigue I’ve endured—just getting out of bed in the morning was sometimes nearly impossible. And, oh, the brain fog…this was not good news at all!
Well, by creating my version of the Smoothie Shakedown and Fat Flush magic, I’m ecstatic to report over the past year I’ve lost about 25 lbs!
Just when I thought my news couldn’t get any better, I’m also ecstatic to report I lost about 10 inches, including several from my belly—which despite regular exercise wouldn’t budge! Plus, I’m wearing two dress sizes smaller and recently gave away almost an entire wardrobe of clothes. My energy level and ability to concentrate on my clients and my personal life have vastly improved. Simply amazing!
I believe regularly alternating between the Smoothie Shakedown and Fat Flush helped me to make the Fat Flush family of plans a true eating lifestyle FOR ME—completely fulfilling my needs on every level. Naturally, ALL Fat Flush foods are superstars, but if I had to choose the biggest and best, it would have to be Body Protein. Not only is it delicious and filling, I absolutely credit this unique plant-based formulation for resetting my metabolism and allowing me to lose the weight and keep it off. For a ‘slow as a turtle’ loser like me, this is truly magical!
Although the combinations of berries you can use in smoothies are literally endless, two of my absolute favorites are blackberries and raspberries with a pinch of ginger, and cinnamon, strawberries, and blueberries with a squeeze of lime. During our local farmers’ market season, I like to freeze fresh berries in single serving portions to enjoy all year. When my supplies run out, I look for Cascadian Farms and Woodstock Farms on sale at my local organic food store.
I’m also thrilled to report I’ve been recently told by my health care practitioner:
• My thyroid is finally on its way to being balanced again!
• I no longer fit the profile for metabolic syndrome!
• I no longer have PCOS (I am cyst- and fibroid-free!)
• My osteopenia is improving!
I cannot tell you wonderful it feels to ‘pay it forward’ by sharing my success with the Smoothie Shakedown and Fat Flush plans with my Meal Planning Maven clients—who in turn are experiencing fantastic results! My journey has given me the unique ability to understand what others with frustrating medical issues and/or the inability to lose weight (and keep it off) endure, which allows me to be an important partner in their own success stories.”
The Smoothie Shakedown is a wonderful program to catapult you on your own journey to optimum health and wellness—and you can continue to enjoy mouth-watering Fat Flush Body Protein fruit smoothies long after you’ve reached and maintained your goals.