Green Weight Loss Smoothie

Drinking a smoothie or juice as a meal substitute is a great way to cleanse your system, break your dependency on sugars and carbs, increase your whole food nutrition intake while increasing your raw food consumption.

This is a smoothie that really fills you up.

In a high powered blender, combine:

2 Handfuls of Spinach

1 Frozen Banana

4 oz Plain greek yogurt (like the small Stonyfield Farms Organic)

1 c. Pineapple (Fresh or Frozen)

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1/2 c. Water

The banana and pineapple sweeten this smoothie really well.  It’s all I  need.  However, if you are used to a lot of sugar, you can add a couple of drops of vanilla stevia.  I haven’t been a big fan of stevia in the past, but NuNaturals has added vanilla to their liquid stevia and it tastes really good. So, if you need a little extra sweet, try the vanilla stevia.

If you use this for breakfast or lunch it will definitely fill you up.  You won’t be hungry in a hour, guaranteed.  One reason is the fiber and protein in this mix will keep you full, the other is it is loaded with nutrients, so your body won’t be craving more food in an hour like it would if you ate a donut and coffee.  Adding the chia seeds also adds the good fats and fiber to the mix, and they absorb 10-12x their weight in water so they contribute to the lasting “full” feeling.

Try it and tell me how you like it in the comments section below!

Quick Notes…I use a VitaMix blender to emulsify the food together. Never use artificial sweetner. Yogurt should be plain, no flavors including vanilla as those have added sugar you don’t need. If you have other questions, leave me a comment.

 

This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Monday November 12 2012at 09:11 pm , filed under Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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