with these 6 tricks for fat loss –
and your blender could become your new best friend!
When you first begin making health smoothies or protein shakes, you will learn many healthy tips and tricks to get the most out of your blender — and (as this is most likely a daily activity) it doesn’t take long to discover what works best for you.
Within a few weeks, you’ll have invented many of your own tricks and could be well on your way to increased fat loss!
How to Get Leaner
by Improving the Taste and Quality of Your Protein Shakes
Here are six handy tips to help you dramatically improve the taste and quality of your smoothies and protein shakes.
Trick #1: Experiment with Fresh Ingredients
Read up on your favorite fruits and vegetables so that you can know their unique benefits, and as you become attuned to your body’s needs you’ll be able to tell what which ones to add — or combine — with your recipe.
With a high quality blender that has a super strong motor, you’ll be surprised what you can toss in and have it come out with a milkshake-like consistency!
You’ll want ingredients that are high in the following:
- ⊙ energy boosters
- ⊙ vitamins
- ⊙ strength enhancers
- ⊙ fiber
- ⊙ detoxifying qualities
Trick #2: A Good Blender Loves Ice
Before adding ice to the ingredients, blend what you have and do a taste test. Ice will water down your smoothie a bit, so tasting beforehand will give you a better idea of how much ice you’ll really want. Once again, the better the blender, the more easily it deals with ice.
Trick #3: Your Blender Wants You to Start Slowly
When blending, use the slowest setting first and then speed it up. This stops the larger chunks of frozen fruits and vegetables from overworking or jamming your motor.
Trick #4: Use Natural Sugars Only
A smoothie can be so sweet it’ll be a dessert. Using sweet fruits can really satisfy your sweet tooth — without resorting to unhealthy man-made, overly refined sugars. You really won’t need to sweeten your drink with honey or agave if you put the right amount of fruit in. (And, down the road, after you become adept at smoothies, you’ll even find that you need less fruit, and that you prefer more vegetables!)
Trick #5: Balance Your pH
It’s recommended that you keep your diet 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. Most popular store items are acidic but you can use your smoothie to help find balance by making it out of all-alkaline vegetables.
Alternatively, if you have a good balance of acid/alkaline in your diet you can make 20% of your smoothie out of acidic items like strawberries to stop yourself becoming too alkaline. (If this part sounds complicated, no need to worry! The experimenting part of smoothie-making is what makes it fun, and by listening to how your body feels after having each smoothie, over time you will develop an intuitive sense of what ingredients and ratios are working best for your own unique chemistry.)
Trick #6: Use a Good Blender so that you can Minimize Liquid
To stop your smoothie from being too watered down only add enough liquid base to cover the blades at first. Once you’ve blended it you can then add more liquids to find the consistency and taste you enjoy. And, please, invest in a great blender if you can. It’s worth it. The best blenders come with great warranties and they instantly make your kitchen healthier!
Here are some ideas for what you can use for your liquid base in a smoothie or protein shake:
- ▸ almond milk
- ▸ rice milk
- ▸ hemp milk
- ▸ spring water
- ▸ pomegranate juice
- ▸ coconut milk or coconut water
Share Your Tips!
What have you learned from your smoothie-making so far? Let us know in the comments section a trick, technique or tip that you’re using to make an easy and nutritious smoothie!
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