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The Unhealthiest “Health” Food

We start our mornings with one every single day.

Couple servings of fruit.  Some satiating protein.  A bit of healthy fat.  And the almond milk is fortified with vitamin D to boot.

It’s a smoothie.  And the one we make is incredible for you.

But the whole notion of "health" smoothies is a little overboard.

The idea of a smoothie implies a convenient, easy fat burning meal on the go.

In fact I was in the Charlotte airport the other day and saw a smoothie shop with a line that was easily 15 people deep. 

Heck, I stopped there myself.  The store is called Yovana.  You can order yogurt with fresh fruit (not fruit syrupy junk) or you can order smoothies.

I opted for the yogurt parfait layered with fresh blueberries and raspberries.  Good stuff.

But as I read the sign of some of the other options … they were high sugar/calorie bombs going incognito as health foods.  Not far down the terminal there was also a Jamba Juice … with some of their "healthy" smoothies boasting an impressive 100+ grams of sugar!  Smoothie King … same idea.

Talk about a simple way of sabotaging your fat loss goals!

The problem with any of these, though, is not as much that they are so high in sugar and calories (well, yes, that’s a problem too) … but rather it’s the fact that the assumption is smoothie = healthy.

While some smoothies are in fact fantastic for you, most are nothing more than expensive sodas hiding behind fancy fruit and "power" names.  Wholesale clubs and grocery stores sell premix products (READ: premixed sugar to make it convenient for you to gain weight).

So what is your best bet?

Skip the smoothie chains or premixed products and make your own.  Try different ingredients and mix it up — our staple is the one with frozen blueberries, frozen banana, a scoop of unflavored protein powder, and about 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk.   

But we’ve been known to throw spinach, cayenne pepper, and other "strange" ingredients in there too — trust us, they’re great — and when mixed with other ingredients, you’ll never actually think you’re drinking liquid spinach (works well with chocolate protein powder and peanut butter)! 

Burn Fat with THIS Smoothie

Before we get into it today — check out this very cool new feature above on our blog.

When you enjoy our blog, you can simply click the "Like" button above and it will post it on Facebook for your friends to see too.  After all, sharing is caring and who doesn’t want to help their friends get in the best shape of their lives as well?

And now it’s time to apologize — our blog got hacked into yesterday and was down for awhile.  That affected our ability for our post to show on the screen, so we missed a day.  Arrrrrgggg…darn hackers!

It’s all fixed now!

So as I’m writing this, I’m sipping on my favorite "Dairy Queen Blizzard" smoothie …and we’ve received some incredible feedback on this video "Dairy Queen Blizzard Makeover" … within a short time the video has 1300 views on youtube and it’s growing steadily.

So for those who missed it, we wanted to post again…but also ask you, what are YOUR favorite smoothie recipes?

Here is our favorite …

3/4-1 cup frozen blueberries

3/4-1 cup unsweetened,Vanilla almond milk (use more or less depending on desired consistency)

1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)

1 scoop BiPro USA protein powder (unflavored)

1 TBS shredded coconut (optional) Blend and enjoy

Here is the video to watch me making this very drink:

 

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