Fruits are like people: They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, and each has its own temperament. Some are so sweet you can barely stand it, others so bitter you avoid them at all costs. But regardless of their individual qualities, all fruits have something to offer and deserve our utmost respect. That said, my favorites are red fruits. While there are studies linking nearly every kind of fruit to some sort of health benefit, the most evidence tends to pile up around fruits that are red or reddish, like purple or orange fruits.
For example, a study in the journal Metabolism found that eating half a red grapefruit before a meal may help reduce visceral fat and lower cholesterol levels. Another study found that tart cherries reduce belly fat; blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries have also been linked to lower abdominal fat accumulation. So while a number of different fruits will show up in Zero Belly Smoothies , expect many of your smoothies from this chapter to have a cool red or purple hue. Pink Lady apples are among the most nutrient-rich varieties, according to a study at the University of Western Australia.
This smoothie combines the apple with vanilla and cinnamon flavors to give you a uniquely autumnal fruit drink. Like a light, summery bowl of oats—this is comfort food in a glass. The vanilla in the protein powder will combine with the peaches for a bright, warm, and hearty drink. Ginger packs high levels of health-boosting phytonutrients. To keep fresh ginger on hand, break it into small chunks and freeze it, then allow to defrost before grating.
Those Hulk-colored nuts have their own special fat-burning powers. In a recent study, two groups followed nearly identical diet and exercise regimens; however, one of the groups was fed unsalted pistachios, while the other group was not. Surprisingly enough, the pistachio group members lost more belly chub and showed better improvements in their blood glucose and cholesterol levels than the control group participants. When you combine fruit and dark chocolate at least 70 percent cacao , you accelerate the release of butyrate, a compound made in your large intestine that tells your fat-storage genes to chill out.
When you think of green drinks, you probably think first about green juices. First, most commercial juices use apple juice, which is a high-sugar, low-nutrient base. Most of the nutritional impact of an apple is in its skin, not the white pulp where most of the juice is extracted from. Second, juicing strips all the natural fiber out of produce, which is like stripping the political backstabbing out of House of Cards: The rough stuff is what makes it good. Next time you want to drink your veggies, blend up one of these seriously nutritious recipes from the book Zero Belly Smoothies.
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But researchers at Purdue University discovered that adding lemon juice to the equation helped preserve the polyphenols. Combining hemp and chia seeds gives you a superdose of omega-3 fatty acids. And hemp seeds, by weight, provide more protein than even beef or fish. And EGCG, the unique ingredient in green tea, can deactivate the genetic triggers for diabetes and obesity. These smoothies are the reverse of that theory.
These drinks are tremendously nutritious—packed with as much, or more, fiber, protein, and healthy fats as any other drinks in the whole book. How can drinks that seem like they came right from the ice cream shop flatten your belly so effectively?
Deep, comforting, and delicious, these filling smoothies taste more like dessert than what they really are—powerful weight-loss weapons, compliments of the new book, Zero Belly Smoothies. Confession: This recipe is adapted from one of our favorites from Zero Belly Cookbook.
We loved it so much we had to include it here as well. I love the idea of the make-ahead smoothie bags! So many things to use a blender for, but I would definitely make smoothies and would also love to try making my own peanut and other nut butters with this one. As a recent breast cancer survivor, I have become very interested in clean eating. I would love to Add smoothies into my daily diet, so I think this would help! Emilie your pictures are so real i feel like I could drink the smoothie off of the computer.
I would make the three smoothie recipies you have posted. Celebrate tomorrow. Oh my gosh! I would love to have one of these to make smoothies in the morning! My 2 yr old little guy loves them!! Either way, thanks for the make-ahead tips! Great time saver! We are a smoothie family!! I make a smoothie of some sort almost everyday for my son. It is the only way he will eat vegetables right now. Getting back into the smoothie routine would be nice. I would make some soup in it as well. I am in need of a new blender!
I would definitely make smoothies with this blender- I love smoothies but my current blender is definitely a cheap one that make it hard to want to blend things :. The options are unlimited with a blender of this quality as I spend a great deal of time making meals for my family. Smoothies are at the top of the list for my son, but from appetizers to desserts is my universe. Spicy avocado pesto would be on of many to be blended.
My blender gets used for many things in the kitchen but I would say I use it for soups more than anything! My old one is starting to fade so this giveaway came at a good time, fingers crossed! I would start by making some yummy thick blended soups, like tomato basil and butternut squash. Thanks for the chance!
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I would start with those wonderful smoothie recipes you shared. Salad dressings,hummus,salsas and soups would also be nice. Maybe a blender ice cream for dessert. I just have a small cheep blender so I would love to make anything in a proper blender, probably a soup would be first though. I would get creative with smoothies.
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I worked hard this past summer freezing fresh fruits and berries in small portions to use all winter in smoothies and shakes. How fun it would be to make a fruit soup to serve as a surprising winter dessert. Smoothies are my go-to quick breakfast. All the protein with a fraction of the fat. Would love to win this to make smoothies for my 16 month old granddaughter who Ioves fruits and veggies.petdintwritup.cf
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Wonderful recipes, Emilie. I love smooth soups so would definitely give that kind of recipe a whirl. Would love to try your coconut mango smoothie. I buy mangoes on sale and dice and freeze for use in mango salsa. Delicious on grilled teriyaki pork chops.
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The blender would be great for my healthy cauliflower broccoli soup. I would like to make smoothies and purees and different soups. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely blender. Make ahead idea is great! Thank you. Thanks for doing this giveaway. We love to make smoothies — and my son even likes green ones.
We usually add fruit, plain yogurt, chia, and maybe some maple syrup. I would use for my morning smoothies, soups for lunch and an entire wonderful variety of options to use for dinner!!! Smoothies every day, and would use as a juicer since it can puree very well. Why not keep the pulp! The make-ahead smoothies are a great idea! I would make a chocolate smoothie with spinach and blueberries! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Thank you for your tips on smoothies. We just started juicing and are looking for new recipes. I also want to make hummas.
I love your website and have gotten many compliments on your recipes.