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3 fat-burning smoothies

Smoothies are one of the simplest nutrition “tricks” you can do to help you lose fat…

… if you do them RIGHT.

Many smoothie bar places (and even gyms) offer smoothies, but they are packed with fillers, sugar, and fat.

Awesome. What a great way to PUT ON the pounds. <= Sarcasm Level 5

Today, that changes.

Here are 3 amazing fat-burning smoothies you’ll really dig below. But first, is it really that great to consume smoothies?

Well, let’s see…

Increased Lean Muscle Mass – A solid exercise program simply provides the stimulus for the body to burn fat and build muscle; your nutrition and your protein intake provide the building blocks to recover and adapt. With a higher protein intake, you feed and maintain your muscle tissue while dieting, and that means faster metabolism and greater calorie-burning (and fat-burning) even at rest!

Increased Thermic Effect of Feeding – All the foods we eat require energy to be broken down and absorbed in the body, but this “thermic effect” for protein is about twice as high as it is for carbohydrates or fats. A higher protein intake essentially means increased metabolic rate and heightened fat burning when dieting.

Increased Satiety – A diet higher in in protein leads to greater feelings of fullness and being satisfied. Who likes to be hungry all the time?

Increased Glucagon – Glucagon is a hormone that counteracts the effects of insulin in fat tissue. While insulin can blunt the body’s ability to burn fat and instead tell it to STORE fat, glucagon produces the opposite effect, which means more fat burning. Essentially, glucagon is responsible for decreasing the body’s ability to make and store fat in fat cells and in the liver. This again means more fat burning and less fat storage.

Improved Fat Loss – Studies show that simply replacing carbs with protein – without lowering calories – actually increases fat loss and spares lean muscle tissue. That is, if you increase your protein intake while simultaneously decreasing your carb intake, you don’t even have to eat less to burn more fat!

Reduced Cholesterol – An increase in protein intake with a simultaneous decrease in carbohydrate intake leads to reductions in LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides and increases in HDL (good) cholesterol. This is a very good sign for cardiovascular health and function.

Optimized Immune System Function – Every cell in your body is composed of different types of proteins, including those of the immune system and the antibodies that help make it up. Diets deficient in protein can result in depletion of immune cells, an inability for the body to make antibodies, and other problems related to the immune system. A high protein diet, however, produces the opposite effect!

So now you know the benefits of smoothies, here are 3 delicious smoothie recipes…

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

  • 2 scoops Biotrust low Carb Vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Granny Smith apple (cored, sliced)
  • 1⁄2 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Stevia (optional – I don’t need it and I have a sweet tooth)
  • 5 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy (if you don’t use intermittent fasting, this is a great breakfast or it can be a great post-workout smoothie because of the higher carb content)

Chocolate Lover’s Smoothie

• 2 scoops BioTrust Low Carb Chocolate
• 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
• 1 tbsp pure cocoa powder
• 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
• 1⁄2 frozen banana
• 1⁄2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
• stevia (optional)
• 5 ice cubes

This packs over 30 grams of protein and only 10 sugars! 😉

Peanut Butterscotch Smoothie

  • 2 scoops BioTrust Low Carb Vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1⁄2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • stevia (optional)
  • 5 ice cubes

This makes an amazing meal replacement. You’ll be full for a while, but with less than 400 calories, too (and 6 grams of fiber).

Now the “secret” to an amazing smoothie is using a quality protein. That’s why I LOVE BioTrust (I’m a vanilla fan myself).

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Later tater,

Mikey “Pancakes” Whitfield

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