OverviewSmoothies Promote Weight LossSmoothies reduce your urge to eat! Homemade fruit smoothies are packed withingredients proven to keep you full for hours: fiber from whole fruits, soy orwhey protein, essential fats, wholesome yogurt, etc.They are a metabolism boosting breakfast!Experts say that your morning meal can play a key role in your weight lossefforts by helping to curb your mid-morning and afternoon appetite. Foodchoices at breakfast time can determine your blood sugar levels for the rest ofthe day.A study at the Harvard University* determined blood sugar levels for six hoursafter meals high in carbohydrate, fat or protein were eaten. In the high-carbohydrate meal, the blood-sugar levels rose rapidly but fell to an extremelylow level causing fatigue and inefficiency. However, after the high-proteinmeal was consumed, the metabolism rose fasterand the blood sugar levels stayed high the entire six hours.Similar studies show when there is a combination of carbohydrate, protein andfat, which slow digestion, the sugar is gradually absorbed into the blood. Theresult is a higher level of energy for many hours and lower fat-making insulinlevels.A protein-rich fruit smoothie with added oil or wheat germ, is an excellentcombination of carbohydrate, protein and fat.
I. Weight Loss1. Low Carb Smoothies* Best Ingredients to Use for Low Carb SmoothieLiquid starters. Water can be used as a base for your low carb smoothie; it hasthe lowest amount of carbs of all — zero. Then theres milk, yogurt or sometype of dairy-free milk substitute such as almond milk, soy milk, rice milk andothers. Youll want to avoid using fruit juices as a starter for your low carbsmoothie recipes, since theyre typically very high in carb counts.Green leafy vegetables are popular ingredients for low carb smoothie recipes.Spinach and kale, for example, have just seven grams of carbs per cup.Fruits. The bulk of the carb content in your low carb smoothies will come fromthe fruits you add to your smoothie. If you want to keep your carb count low,use the least amount of fruit you can.Carb contents (1/2 cup) Coconut 0 Kale 3 Spinach 3 Peach 5 Watermelon 6 Strawberry 6 Raspberries 6 Blueberries 6 Lime 7 Cantaloupe 7 Papaya 7 Peach 10 Pear 10 Apple 11 Cherry 11 Pear 11 Pineapple 11 Grapefruit 12 Strawberries 13 Kiwi 13
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