Flush away fat with sweet and savory fruits.
Juicy, succulent fruits, especially berries of all kind—like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries—are the perfect antidote to rising temperatures.
Blueberries may be known for their sky-high ORAC value, but there’s a radiant red berry that’s truly a super-fruit standout.
The Radiant Raspberry
Raspberries are on the top 10 list for antioxidant rich fruits and veggies and at the bottom of the glycemic index—below sweeter berries like blueberries and strawberries. They also contain a number of compounds with potent anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. And, that’s not all.
With a high concentration of ellagic acid, a naturally occurring plant phenol, raspberries have promising anti-cancer benefits. Groundbreaking research at the prestigious Hollings Cancer Institute found that consuming just 1 cup of fresh raspberries daily seems to trigger a 3-in-1 cancer fighting mechanism: it acts as an antioxidant, it prevents binding of carcinogens to cellular DNA, and it helps slow the reproduction of cancer cells.
And, when it comes to weight loss, the ellagic acid in raspberries has been found to have powerful blood sugar regulating properties. It enhances insulin action, slows release of carbohydrates into the blood stream, decreases insulin resistance and lowers blood sugar.
These 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 my Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown program you’ll enjoy two satisfying fruit smoothies daily as a central part of the program.
My favorite smoothie recipe this summer (and, yes, it has raspberries!):
Raspberry Mojito Smoothie
8 ounces cran-water*
1 scoop Fat Flush Body Protein
1 cup raspberries
Fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Ice cubes (optional)
1. Combine fruit, powder, and water in a blender until smooth.
2. Add flaxseed oil and chia seeds.
3. Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
*1 oz. 100% unsweetened cranberry juice to 7 oz. of water
Beyond the berries, what makes the smoothies so special is the Shakedown’s staple—Fat Flush Body Protein. A vegan blend of non-hydrolyzed pea and rice protein, this protein powder is truly as pure as it gets.
You won’t have to worry about the dangerous levels of heavy metals found in so many protein powders sourced from China. You may remember the Consumer Reports story several years ago that revealed extremely heavy levels of lead in some of the most popular protein powders on the market. And, of course, there’s also been great talk about the high levels of arsenic found in rice products. To ensure the safest product possible, Fat Flush Body Protein is sourced from Europe and regularly third party tested for cadmium, lead, arsenic and aluminum. You also won’t find any GMOs, soy, sugar or gluten.
Blood Sugar Breakthrough
Along with the daily Shakedown regimen of two protein-rich fruit smoothies, unlimited snacks, and one full meal, the plan also includes advanced detox support in the form of the Fat Flush Kit.
I formulated this kit to include the nutrients I’ve found most effective for weight loss support. For years I’ve written about one of the superstar ingredients, chromium, for its ability to stabilize blood sugar and curb sugar cravings.
But, the kit includes another blood sugar leveler that you may not be aware of.
Oregon Grape Root (found alongside chromium in the Weight Loss Formula) contains berberine, an alkaloid that just may be the biggest blood sugar breakthrough in years!
Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism finds that berberine may be even more effective than drugs like Metformin for improving glucose metabolism and reducing insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics.
In plain terms for those of us who aren’t diabetic, berberine essentially halts blood sugar peaks before they start by sending the correct signals to your pancreas so that it can create the right amount of insulin to keep blood sugar regulated.
Someone Like You…
“My mom and step-dad lost a lot of weight using the Fat Flush program. My mom has tried SO many diets and this is one that seemed to really change her lifestyle habits which led to long-term change. When they were visiting last summer they invited me to do the Smoothie Shakedown with them. Without really thinking I said, “Yes!”
I lost 25 pounds in about 3 months! I have managed to keep it off and lose another 10 pounds, for 35 pounds altogether! When I feel my diet spiraling out of control, I rein it in with another week or two of Smoothie Shakedown (or just a mini 3-day). I was even pleased to find that I was able to maintain my current weight through Christmas!
Thanks so much for your great products! I’ve told tons of friends about the program… they can’t help but ask when they see how good I feel and look! I feel amazing!”
– Tori M.
Give It a Try!
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.
To get started, the 2-Week and 1-Month Smoothie Shakedown bundles make it easy! They include the Fat Flush Body Protein and Fat Flush Kit supplements. Learn More>>
Yin, J., H. Xing, et al. (2008). Efficacy of berberine in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus Metabolism 57(5): 712-7.
Zhang, Y., X. Li, et al. (2008). Treatment of type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia with the natural plant alkaloid berberine. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93(7): 2559 65.