These indulgent creamy sips are packed with nutrients to fire up fat burning, dial down hunger and more!
HOW AVOCADO FAST-TRACKS WEIGHT LOSS
- Revs fat burn – The monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) in avocado stimulate the body’s production of the metabolism-revving hormone adiponectin. In a Spanish study, this effect helped women on a MUFA-rich diet lose 56 percent more stubborn belly fat.
- Optimizes liver function – Omega-9 acids in this creamy fruit increase output of a key enzyme (glutathione) that speeds up the liver’s breakdown of fat-trapping toxins, report researchers at the University of California at Riverside. The payoff: Women who eat half an avocado daily shed 10 pounds in two months without counting calories.
- Curbs appetite – An avocado-spiked smoothie can keep cravings at bay for up to five hours, according to research in Nutrition Journal. Credit goes to the fruit’s oleic acid, which trig-gers the release of a gut hormone that sends satiety signals to the brain.
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup fresh spinach
1 apple, chopped
¼ tsp, peppermint extract
In blender, puree milk, avocado, spinach, apple, extract and ¼ cup ice. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup, if desired. Pour into glass. top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder, if desired. Makes 1 serving. Bonus! the peetian in apples improves digestion.
1 cup milk
2 Tbs. cocoa powder
In blender, puree all ingredients with ¼ cup ice until smooth. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup, if desired. Makes 1 serving. Bonus! the polyphenols in cocoa powder turn off fat storage.
Very-Berry Vanilla Bliss
1 cup almond milk
½ cup raspberries
¼ cup blueberries
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In blender, puree all ingredients with ¼ cup ice until smooth. Sweeten to taste with honey and garnish with fresh berries, if desired. Makes 1 serving. Bonus! The ellagie acid in raspberries erases wrinkles.