Get Summer Body Ready with @LizVacc

Summer is on it’s way, so it’s time to get the body looking RIGHT! I’ve been in the gym everyday, and I’m doing my absolute best to eat healthy, but that damn carrot cake… anyway, thanks to Liz Vaccariello’s new book, The Digest Diet; I’ve found two smoothies that will not only satisfy my sweet tooth (fingers crossed), but they are also packed with FAT RELEASERS! I usually make my smoothies with strawberries, blueberries and vanilla soy milk, but I’m totally going to step it up and try these ones.

Fast Release Shake

Hands-on time: 10 minutes • total time: 10 minutes • Makes: 1 shake

Fat Releasers: Yogurt, coconut milk, fruit/fiber, healthy fats, honey

Master Recipe:

·         3⁄4 cup (6 ounces) nonfat yogurt
·         1⁄4 cup light coconut milk
·         3 tablespoonsnonfat milk powder
·         FRUIT/FIBER HEALTHY FATS
·         2 teaspoons honey
·         1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         FLAVORINGS (optional)
·         ice cubes
·         Blend until nice and frothy.

A typical shake has 395 calories • 16g protein • 18g fat (5g saturated) • 9.5g fiber • 430mg calcium • 40mg vitamin C • 50g carbohydrate • 210mg sodium

FRUIT/FIBER (choose 1)

·         1 banana
·         1 apple (peeled and cored) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         8 strawberries (fresh or frozen) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         4 ounces mixed frozen berries* (3⁄4 to 1 cup,depending on the berries’ size) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         3⁄4 cup seedless red grapes* (10 large) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal. omit the honey.
·         1 tangerine or small orange* + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

HEALTHY FATS (choose 1)

·         1⁄2 avocado
·         1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
·         1 tablespoon raw or regular almond butter
·         1 tablespoon tahini
·         1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter

FLAVORINGs (choose none, 1, or both): 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder and/or  1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Fade Away Shake

Hands-on time: 10 minutes • total time: 10 minutes • Makes: 1 shake

Fat Releasers: Yogurt, coconut milk, fruit/fiber, healthy fats, honey

MASTER RECIPE

·         3⁄4 cup (6 ounces) nonfat yogurt
·         2 tablespoons light coconut milk
·         2 tablespoons water
·         3 tablespoons nonfat milk powder
·         FRUIT/FIBER
·         HEALTHY FATS
·         2 teaspoons honey
·         1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         FLAVORINGS (optional)
·         4 ice cubes
·         combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until nice and frothy.

A typical shake:

• 320 calories • 15g protein
• 11g fat (2.5g saturated)
• 7g fiber • 425mg calcium
• 40mg vitamin C
• 45g carbohydrate
• 205mg sodium

FRUIT/FIBER (choose 1)

·         1 banana
·         1 apple (peeled and cored) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         8 strawberries (fresh or frozen) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         4 ounces mixed frozen berries* (3⁄4 to 1 cup,depending on the berries’ size) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         3⁄4 cup seedless red grapes* (10 large) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal. Omit the honey.
·         1 tangerine or small orange* + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

HEALTHY FATS (choose 1)

·         1⁄4 avocado
·         1 teaspoon natural peanut butter
·         1 teaspoon raw or regular almond butter
·         1 teaspoon tahini
·         1 teaspoon sunflower seed butter

FLAVORINGs (choose none, 1, or both):  1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder and/or 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

TASTY TIPS

·         In the grape version, you can first wash and dry individual grapes, then freeze them and add them to the blender frozen.
·         The tangerine/ orange version tastes like a creamsicle, but you have to cut the segments out from between the membranes or you get big pieces of skin in the shake!

Enjoy!

♥Bella♥