Category Archives: Smoothies

Pear Slushie

Core Plan
Serves 1
This is a great, refreshing smoothie.  Experiment with the flavors because the fresh ingredients are very versatile.
pear smoothie1 large pear, any variety
2 ounces orange juice (preferably fresh squeezed) or pineapple juice
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
stevia to taste
dash of fresh grated ginger (optional)
1 cup crushed ice

Granny Smith Green Smoothie

1 granny smith apple
baby spinach or kale
juice of 1 lemon plus one sliver of lemon (including peel)
Stevia to taste
Coconut water

Optional:  Coconut milk or almond milk, fresh ginger, mint leaves

Put everything in a Vitamix or high powered blender and mix until completely pulverized.  Put in a mason jar with a lid.  Because you are keeping the whole apple and including greens, it will have a fairly heavy consistency to it.  If it begins to settle, continue to shake.

Juicer Recipes

Here is a good selection of juicer recipes.  Feel free to add greens or greens powder to any of the recipes for added nutrition.

Ginger Apple Juice
4 Granny Smith Apples
1/2 inch fresh ginger
OPTIONAL:  1 fresh beet
If you put the beet in it is very, very red but tastes great.

Apple Pineapple Ginger Juice
1 apple, cored and sliced
1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed, skin removed
1/2 inch fresh ginger
Juice the apple and ginger together, then juice the pineapple and serve.

Midtown Blend
1 large lemon
1-1/2 handful spinach
1 small beet
2-1/2 apples
3-4 carrots
1 thumb size Ginger root

Blueberry Grape Juice
handful of organic grapes
1 cup blueberries, fresh or thawed from frozen
Process the fruit in a juicer and serve.

Apple Kiwi Juice Recipe
3 kiwis, peeled
2 apples, cored and sliced

Pine-Orange-Berry
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed, skin removed
5 strawberries

Weekly Meals

As part of our Lighten Up Weight Loss challenge, my husband and I promised to post what we eat daily.   Most of the people in the challenge are going with the Advanced Plan so that is what we are following so everything listed is approved fare.  Hopefully this will help people get additional meal ideas and to see how easy it is to apply to a busy life.    (F=Fred and K=Kim)

Wednesday Day 1 of the Weight Loss Challenge

Breakfast

F- 3 egg whites

K- Onions/spinach w/ fried eggs (I sauté the veggies and crack the eggs right in the pan with them.  I usually break the yolk but you can leave them sunny side up.

Lunch

F- Chicken over spinach salad with olives

K- Salmon with pesto cauliflower (I put it right in my vitamix and it comes out the consistency of risotto then add pesto sauce and salt)

Dinner

F&K- Grilled chicken with asparagus

Snacks

F-AM -Coconut Flakes, PM- Almonds

K-PM- Celery w/ Almond Butter

Thursday

Breakfast

F & K- Chocolate & Blueberry smoothie made with frozen blueberries, cocoa powder, chocolate NaturePro (available at the office soon or order from http://www.maximizedlivingdrroberto.com/), and coconut milk

Lunch

F & K – bowl of coconut soup and plate of stir fried vegetables w/ tamari

Dinner

F&K Grass fed steak with sautéed zucchini and green salad w/ olive & vinegar

Snacks

F- 2 hard boiled eggs

K- handful of almonds & walnuts

Friday

Breakfast

F&K- Blueberry chocolate smoothie

Lunch

F&K – grass fed steak fajitas w/ avocado – grassfed flank steak (purchased from http://www.whiteoakpastures.com/).  Marinated in apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, spike seasoning overnight.  Cooked on cast iron grill pan.  Sauteed sliced red bell pepper, onion, and celery in butter in a cast iron pan, added spinach at the last minute.

Dinner

F&K- Grilled Chicken Salad – organic chicken put between parchment and pounded to about ½” thickness.  Seasoned with organic seasoning mix, salt, and black pepper.  Grilled on cast iron grill pan.  Salad- red leaf lettuce, black olives, ½ tomato (tomatoes in moderation), cucumber, celery, onion, hearts of palm, slivered almonds with oil & vinegar.

Snacks

F – Almond Power Bar (recipe in boos), Coconut Flakes

K- green tea

Saturday

Breakfast

F&K – Berry smoothie

Lunch

F&K – at a wrestling tournament all day- packed leftover grilled chicken salad and almond power bars

Dinner

You CAN still eat out during your 30 day challenge,  you just have to be very careful what you order- here is what we did…

F- La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant – Monterrey Chicken Salad with no bacon, no cheese, no tortillas, salsa for dressing.  Chicken soup with no rice.  Unsweetened iced tea with stevia

K- Monterrey Chicken Salad, no bacon, no cheese, no tortillas, added extra avocado, salsa for dressing.  Unsweet tea

Snacks

F- handful almonds & cashews

K- almond power bar

Sunday

Breakfast

F- 3 scrambled eggs

K- Scrambled eggs with onions and mushrooms

Lunch

F- spinach/romaine salad w/ cucumbers, zucchini, black olives, oil&vinegar and 2 cups of chicken soup

K- romaine with cucumbers, zucchini, red onion, black olives, broccoli, celery, oil&vinegar and bowl of vegetable soup.

Dinner

F & K- taco salad- grass fed ground beef (from Publix) + taco seasoning recipe from the book with shredded raw cheddar cheese (from Nature’s Corner Market), whole avocado, black olives, cucumbers, salsa for  dressing.

Snacks

F&K- chocolate bark (recipe in the book), almonds