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Blueberry Pear Smoothie

Blue Berry Pear

This Phase 1 smoothie is packed with superfood ingredients that are both delicious and an awesome way to start the day! It would also be a delicious afternoon snack. Cheers to good health, and being the best version of you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups rice milk, chilled
  • 2 ripe pears, core, and skin removed
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ice

Instructions:

  1. Pour chilled rice milk initially into a blender.
  2. Wash with water pears and remove core and skin.
  3. Add pears, blueberries, and ice cubes into the blender.
  4. Blend on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes until mixture becomes creamy and has a uniform texture.
  5. Pour into 2 large glasses. Serve and enjoy!

Creamy Kiwi Green Smoothie

Creamy Kiwi Green Smoothie Phase 1

Green smoothies are a great way to load up on vitamins and minerals, especially when we are already heading towards the cold winter season. They also help you to keep you feeling full until your next meal comes.This deliciously creamy green kiwi smoothie is easy to prepare, nutritious and is perfect to have in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program.

Ingredients:

  • 300 milliliters water
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla (25 grams)
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach (15 grams)
  • /2 peeled Kiwi fruit (35 grams)
  • 1/4 cucumber (50 grams)
  • 1/2 oatmeal (45 grams)
  • ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Put all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes until texture becomes smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Berry and avocado smoothie

Berry and Avocado Smoothie

During the summer season, we cannot help but crave with that cold and refreshing drink that will quench our thirst after a day’s exercise or after getting out of the beach water while basking under the scorching heat of the sun. Berry and Avocado Smoothie is a good treat for you which you can share with your friends and family. This smoothie is made for those who are already at Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program and will prove that breaks should not necessarily be boring and bland.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado From Mexico halved, pitted and peeled
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries not thawed
  • 2 cups cranberry fruit juice

Instructions:

  • In a blender jar, combine avocado, frozen berries, and juice; whirl until smooth.
  • Serve.

 

3 Ingredients Kiwi Lime Sorbet – Phase 1

kiwi lime sorbet

Freshen up your summer with this mouthwatering Kiwi Lime Sorbet perfect for Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Enjoy a tasteful pint of Sorbet with just these 3 ingredients, Makes about 5 fruit servings! If you’re looking for a recipe with ingredients less than 5, then this one is for you!

Ingredients:

  • 10 Kiwis
  • 3/4 cup Xylitol (Birch or Hardwood only)
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice

Directions:

  1. Cut kiwis into 2 then remove its skins. Use a large spoon to scoop Kiwi meat.
  2.   Put the kiwi into the blender then pulse 3-4 times.   
  3.  Pour in the Xylitol and lime juice then pulse 6-8 more times or until the Kiwis are liquefied with no chunks remaining.

           Note: Do not over mix, the kiwi seeds might break.

  1.   Pour the mixture into a plastic bag and remove remaining air from inside the bag by sealing it.
  2. Chill inside the freezer for at least 45 minutes.
  3. Churn the sorbet in an ice cream machine.
  4. Scoop into freezer-proof container and chill for at least 4 more hours ( or overnight).
  5.  Serve.

Top 10 Health Facts About Eggs

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Eggs are one of the most versatile and inexpensive source of protein in the planet. We include them as ingredients or even as a meal itself. You can serve them fried, boiled or scrambled, whichever way you like it. The egg white and yolk are excellent source of vitamin and minerals. You can have high quality protein and vitamin B2 from the egg white. For years eggs have receive a lot of bad raps, but this time you need to know what health benefits it brings to us.

It’s high in cholesterol, but it does not raise our blood cholesterol

Eggs do contain high amounts of cholesterol, about 212 mg, which is more than half of the recommended 300 mg daily intake. It doesn’t mean it raises the cholesterol in the blood. In fact our liver produces cholesterol every day. So if we consume eggs, the live will produce less cholesterol to even out our daily intake.

Inexpensive source of nutrients

Considered as one of the most nutritious foods, eggs are cheap and accessible for us to buy. A single egg contains Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Selenium and Phosphorus, as well as Vitamin D, Calcium and Zinc. If you’re worried that egg has amount of fat, you need to know that it only has 77 calories, 6g of protein and 5 g of healthy fats. You can almost have every nutrient needed by your body from eggs.

Eggs contain Choline

A less popular nutrient is actually found in eggs. Choline is vital in building cell membranes and signaling molecules in our brain and various other purposes. A single egg has more than 100 mg of choline.

It raises the “good” cholesterol

For those who are worried about the effects of eggs on cholesterol, you need to relax. Eggs raise the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) also referred to as the “good cholesterol.” Research have shown that people who have higher levels of HDL has less risk of having heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Having 2 eggs daily for six weeks increases HDL levels by 10%.

Helps in reducing the risk of heart disease

According to studies eggs can mildly raise LDL cholesterol, but it changes from small, dense LDL to large LDL which is a positive attribute. LDL is also known to be the “bad” cholesterol. High levels of LDL are often link to increase the risk of heart disease. People who have small, dense LDL particles can have high risk in having heart disease compared to those who have large LDL particles.

Eggs help in eye health

Being a nutritious food, eggs have Lutein and Zeaxanthin antioxidants that help in our eye health. As we age our eyesight is affected and can undergo degenerative process over time. Lutein and Zeaxanthin is vital in building up the retina in our eyes. Research has also attributed the two antioxidants to reduction of risk from cataracts and macular degeneration. Large amounts Lutein and Zeaxanthin can be found in egg yolks.

A good and cheap source of protein

Protein is essential as they are considered to be the main building blocks of our body. It is vital for the production of tissues and molecules that both serve in structural and functional purposes. A single egg contains 6 grams of protein. Aside from protein, eggs have essential amino acids that are works side by side with protein for our body. Protein helps in weight loss, increase muscle mass, bone health and helps in lowering blood pressure.

Pastured eggs are better

Nutrients from eggs vary on how the hens were raise and fed. Pastured eggs are from hens that were raised on pasture or consumed Omega-3 enriched feeds. With the good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, pastured eggs help in reducing blood levels of triglycerides, a factor for heart disease. Eating Omega-3 enriched eggs are effective in reducing triglycerides in our blood according to research.

Eggs help you lose weight

Since eggs are a good source of protein, it helps in making you feel fuller, therefore reduces your calorie intake. In a research of 30 overweight women who ate eggs for breakfast instead of bagels, had increased feelings of fullness and made them consume fewer calories for the next 36 hours. Also having eggs for breakfast, replacing bagels, has cause significant loss of weight over the period of 8 weeks.

Reduce the risk of stroke with eggs

17 studies with 263,938 participants, it has shown that there was no connection between the consumption of egg and heart disease or stroke. But it doesn’t mean you can consume all the eggs you want every day, it needs to be in moderation. From a research it has shown that those who are in a low-carb diet, eating eggs help in reducing risk for heart disease.

Healthy Blueberry Ice Cream – Phase 3

Most of us love to eat ice cream, well, who wouldn’t? We all love the creamy texture and delicious flavor brought to us with this mouth-watering dessert. But how do we indulge to it the healthy way? We introduce to you our featured dessert recipe today: Healthy Blueberry Ice Cream!

Healthy Blueberry Ice Cream - Phase 3This dessert recipe is made with nutritious blueberries and healthy goodness of coconut milk. What’s more? It’s pretty easy to make! You and your kids will surely love and enjoy eating this delicious treat!

Servings: 2 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Place the frozen blueberries, ginger and cashew butter, in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add coconut milk slowly until you get an ice cream consistency.
  3. Serve immediately if it is still solid enough, or freeze for 2 hours so you can scoop it like “real” ice cream.

Coconut Vanilla-Nut Smoothie – Phase 3

Do you miss making a smoothie? We have a new cooler for you! A smooth and creamy smoothie made with the perfect blend of coconut milk, almond butter with pinch of nuts! Coconut Vanilla-Nut Smoothie is a perfect delicious treat to have in Phase 3!

Coconut Vanilla-Nut Smoothie - Phase 3

Serving: 2

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except ice to blender. Puree well.
  2. Add ice and blend until ice is all crushed and smoothie is well blended and smooth.
  3. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

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