Metabolic Cooking Smoothies

What are Metabolic Cooking Smoothies? I love smoothies, and who doesn’t. If you don’t like smoothies, you’re in the wrong place.

As you know, I’ve been reviewing the Metabolic Cooking program. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants  to eat healthier, look better, feel better and/or lose weight. One part that you’ll receive from the Metabolic Cooking program is “53 Fat Burning Smoothies and Milkshakes.” This is the part I love.

metabolic cooking 250fattorching metabolic cooking smoothiesOf course I can’t review all of the cooking recipes or smoothie recipes because that wouldn’t be fair to the authors, but I think it’s okay to share something about it. After all this is a review!

One of the main concepts of Metabolic Cooking is eating a diet higher in protein. Protein provides the building blocks for the body to build muscle. Protein also requires more energy from the body to digest, thus increasing your metabolism.

High Quality Protein= Muscle and increased metabolic rate.

Metabolic Cooking Smoothies

Metabolic Cooking smoothies are high in protein. Once you sign up for the Metabolic Cooking program you’ll be introduced to Biotrust a low carb, protein supplement. This is an excellent choice. You can use others, but be sure to read the ingredients. Look for a protein supplement with all natural ingredients and no artificial colors or sweeteners. Also check the sugar content. Low sugar is very important to me. I don’t want to add a lot of sugar to my smoothies. See the link below for other protein powder suggestions.

To make these high protein smoothies you’ll not only need a protein supplement, but you’ll also need a blender or my personal choice, a  NutriBullet Pro. It’s so easy to use and cleans up quick!

Remember, simple recipes, that’s what I like. So next week I’m going to review a simple high protein smoothie recipe from Metabolic Cooking.

For more information on the Metabolic Cooking Craze see my review here. Thanks again for reading and please comment below. Have you used a protein supplement in your smoothies?

6 Healthiest Protein Powders For Your Smoothie

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Banana Bread Smoothie Recipe

banana bread smoothieOkay, here’s a different one to try out, the Banana Bread Smoothie. This comes from the Metabolic Cooking program. I had to try this one because it uses cooked oats. I regularly have oatmeal for breakfast, so what better than an oatmeal smoothie.

I have tried smoothies in my Nutribullet Pro with oats added and they are delicious, but cooked oats! I had to try.

It is a very good and healthy recipe. You won’t be disappointed if you like oatmeal.

I’m using Organic Soy Powder from Swansons. It’s a healthy powder and tastes great in smoothies.  This product was featured in Prevention’s 6 Healthiest Protein Powders for Your Smoothie. 100% Certified Organic Whole Soybean Powder has 10 grams of easy-digesting protein per serving. Plus, it has all the healthful components of the soybean. This nutritional powder truly delivers!

Banana Bread Smoothie

Banana Bread Smoothie
Notes: Cook oats (with water) and cool. Put all ingredients in a blender
and enjoy! This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or post-exercise because
of its higher carbohydrate content.
• 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
• 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 1 frozen banana
• ½ cup (dry measure) rolled oats
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 5 ice cubes

banana bread smoothie 2A little about almond milk: Almond milk prepared from almonds is low in fat, but high in energy, proteins, lipids and fiber. It contains vitamins like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. The other nutrients available in this milk include vitamins such as vitamin C, B-6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate and vitamin E. All these nutrients have various benefits which are essential for a healthy body. –

What do you think? Is this delicious, I think so. I’m using my Nutribullet Pro and just love it!

Sources: – Health Benefits of Almond Milk

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Metabolic Cooking Craze

metabolic cooking boxsetSo what’s up with this Metabolic Cooking craze and what is Metabolic Cooking anyway? I had to find out for myself. As you may know I not only love juicing and making smoothies, but I also write about health and wellness.

I wanted to see for myself if this metabolic cooking craze is for real or not. There are so many diet plans out there and so much hype it’s hard to know what’s good. Let me tell you right now, this Metabolic Cooking program I got is the real deal. It’s not hype and it’s backed by solid research.

So if you want to eat healthier, look better, feel better or lose weight, I highly recommend Metabolic Cooking. It’s just a good common sense approach to healthy eating habits.

Did your mother ever tell you to eat your vegetables? Well she was right, vegetables are so important to good healthy eating habits. Not to mention fruit. Good whole, fresh fruit is great for your body. Buy organic fruits and vegetables when possible and grow your own if you can. That’s the best way I’ve found!

Metabolic Cooking

What is Metabolic Cooking? Metabolic Cooking is NOT  just another .pdf book, it’s an entire program designed specifically with maximum fat loss in mind. Rather than using ultra low calorie foods that leave you wanting more, it uses top fat burning foods that supercharge your metabolic rate so that fat loss progresses along much more quickly despite the fact that you still get to eat satisfying, delicious meals. It includes a website and community of people helping each other to eat healthier and lose weight. I’m so impressed, it’s a GREAT website!

When you purchase Metabolic Cooking you’ll gain access to the METABOLIC COOKING ACCESS CENTER & LEAN KITCHEN COOKBOOK CLUB. This includes knowledgeable information guides, cookbooks, done-for-you meal plans, desserts and bonuses. There is a wealth of information to help and guide you along.

I’ll review some recipes later, but for now let me share some information from the Fat Loss Optimizer Guide.

1. Make sure that you’re cooking with nothing but high quality protein sources. Eggs, chicken and poultry, lean red meat (lean beef or game meat which is a fantastic source of protein), fish, as well as pork are the main ones to turn to.

2. One of the most important foods that you must be taking in through your diet plan is low glycemic index carbohydrates.  Low-GI (Glycemic Index) carbohydrates are the ones you want to choose, not those overly processed, high-sugar, insulin spiking carbs that most people are eating.

3. Good fats are needed by your body to remain healthy and to function at optimal levels. Healthy fats are heavily involved in maintaining a healthy metabolic rate and will influence how well your thyroid gland functions.

I wholeheartedly agree with all of the above statements from the Metabolic Cooking Program and it is backed by solid research. (I might add though, my personal preference is to eat less meat, more fish and more fruits and vegetables.) There are plenty of good cooking recipes to be found and Metabolic Cooking uses smoothies in their program too! They know what’s good! Choose the recipes that suit your taste. If you don’t like pork, replace it with something else. You can choose and it works!

So to wrap this up let me say, this is not just a diet and it’s not hype. This is a health plan! Follow this plan and I guarantee you, you’ll be healthier, lose weight, look and feel better.

Thanks for reading. I’m trying new recipes from the Metabolic Cooking Program, so stay tuned. What are you doing to eat healthier?


Metabolic Cooking

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Rich’s Go Green Smoothie

This is a simple green smoothie. I make this or something similar when I’m in a rush. Rich’s Go Green Smoothie. It’s healthy, easy and quick to make.

Why Go Green? Maca, maca gives it the blast as in nutriblast.

My Go Green Smoothie is so easy to make in the Nutribullet. I just love my Nutribullet Pro!, but if you don’t have one you can use a's go green smoothie

This recipe has just a few ingredients. My main ingredient is kale (organic). Kale rich in vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and copper to list a few. To boost things I add some maca and some ground flax seed.

First a couple of things. My shortcuts. 1. I use frozen fruit. Organic when I can find it. Yeah when I’m in a hurry I’ll use frozen 😉 2. Juice from a bottle. I buy the best I can find. Organic when I can find it. No preservatives and no sweeteners.

Rich’s Go Green Smoothie

rich's go green smoothie cupIngredients:

  • Kale – Buy organic. Fill the Nutribullet Pro cup to about 3/4.
  • Frozen fruit – 1/2 cup or one small hand full.
  • Maca – 1 tsp. No more than that because it will ruin the taste.
  • Ground flax seed – 1 Tbsp
  • Juice – Cranberry, 1 cup
  • Water – Fill to max line on the cup.

Extract for approximately 40 seconds or until smooth and enjoy.

If you’re looking for an energy boost, you’ll like this recipe. Maca powder is derived from a root that grows in the high altitudes of the Peruvian Andes and is known to be “Nature’s Viagra,” as well as a natural energy booster.

Rich’s Go Green Smoothie is especially good for women too because it includes cranberry juice and maca.

For women, maca decreases menopause symptoms, increases bone density and more.

Cranberry juice provides a number of important health benefits — especially for women. Cranberry juice is good for the prevention of urinary track infections, reduces the risk of breast cancer, enhances heart health and more. See the sources below.

You can find two of my main ingredients at a very good price on Amazon, maca and ground flax seed. You can also get a Nutribullet Pro there too. It’s the best price around that I can find. But of course I live in South Dakota :-)

Try Rich’s Go Green Smoothie. Is this recipe for you? Let me know by commenting below.


7 Benefits of Maca Root for Women

What are the benefits of cranberry juice for women? | LIVESTRONG.COM

Maca Root – A Natural Energy and Libido Booster – Wake The Wolves 

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Choosing The Best Juicer

Breville JE98XL Juicer
I didn’t choose my first juicer, it was a gift. My son gave me a juicer for Father’s day and I started using it that same day. It was exciting! I remember running down to the grocery store and buying a bunch of fruits and vegetables. When I got home I started…