The Great American Shakedown

September 4, 2012

Fat Flushing smoothies 1,200 ways.

Smoothies are shaking up America!

At last count, there are over 6,000 smoothie shops throughout the country, and consumption was up more than 80% within the past five years. Whatever variation of the Fat Flush program you may be following, here’s a handy dandy chart to get you shaking up things yourself right at home.

Start with a helping of your favorite “clean” protein powder  (I love Fat Flush Body Protein and/or Fat Flush Whey Vanilla/Chocolate), then mix it up with enzyme-rich fruit, soluble and insoluble fiber-rich seeds, plus, skinny essential fats from flax or fish oil to target belly fat and hormonal weight gain.These fatty acid containing oils interfere with hunger-revving hormones that bind to the brain receptor sites.

But, it’s the protein component that offers lots of surprising slimming perks. According to UCLA researchers, plant proteins, like the pea and brown rice found in Fat Flush Body Protein, are natural appetite suppressants that fill you up for four hours. And whey is the lean muscle mass secret of successful bodybuilders for years. That’s because whey protein contains high amounts of the branched chain amino acids – leucine, isoleucine and valine– to counter the effects of the hunger hormone grhelin and lower cortisol, a major factor in fat storage. It’s the high leucine content that’s the real secret of the hormone-free, nondenatured Fat Flush Whey Protein which contains a whopping 1, 775 mg of leucine in just one scoop.

















Mix and match your favorites in the chart in this basic recipe:

Basic Fat Flush Smoothie Recipe

8 ounces water or cran-water*
1 scoop Fat Flush Body Protein or Whey Protein
1 serving fresh or frozen fruit
1 tablespoon flax or fish oil
1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds
Ice cubes (optional)

Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth, then add flax or chia seeds.

*1oz. 100% unsweetened cranberry juice to 7 oz. of water


Tip: For a “dandy” green delight, throw in a bunch of spinach, arugula, kale or dandelion leaves. First thing in the morning, the combination of fruits and green leafy veggies seem to digest just fine.


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  1. Teresa Gil

    Can you make a shake in the morning to be consumed several hours later?


    • cpn

      I blend frozen fruit with water, body protein, flax seed oil, and ground flax seeds. If I drink it down while it’s cold and thick like a shake, I actually enjoy it. If i wait until it is liquid, I can’t tolerate it. Mine tend to separate as well if I don’t drink them quickly, which makes them pretty darned unappetizing.

    • Bonnie A

      Hamilton Beach makes a fantastic portable blender. I take it with me everywhere and carry the ingredients in a lunch pouch. You do need electric. The blender container doubles as the drink container. I found it on

  2. Administrator

    Teresa: Yes – we often make shakes in the AM and enjoy them later 🙂


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