Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
What’s In Your Smoothie?
Smoothies can be a healthy way to start off your morning – but beware!
Many varieties offered at popular smoothie chains are little more than fruity milkshakes.
For example, a Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine contains orange juice and orange sherbet – but no actual oranges!
But at the same smoothie shop, you can order a Five Fruit Frenzy, made with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, mangoes, and peaches – a much healthier option.
Read labels carefully before you order your morning smoothie, or better yet, save calories and money by blending your own drink at home!
Recipe of the Day: Strawberry-Pear Smoothie
This is an excellent smoothie if you’re trying to lose weight.
Makes 1 smoothie
1 cup strawberries
2 medium pears, cored
1 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon soaked chia seeds
3 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped (or other leafy green)
4 to 6 of ounces filtered water
*Use as many organic ingredients as possible.
Add all the ingredients except for the spinach to your blender and hit the “pulse” button a few times.
Next, add the spinach and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Per serving: 377 calories, 3 g total fat, 93 g total carbohydrates, 21 g fiber, 7 g protein.
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from Flavor First by Cheryl Forberg, RD