The Secret to Staying Full, Focused & Being the Best Fat Burner
Breaking your fast with a loaded smoothie can help you lose weight and it keeps you full, focused, with steady sustained energy for hours. In this episode, you’ll learn how to build the perfect loaded smoothie. JJ explains what makes her smoothies “loaded” to help you lose weight, stop weight regain, and be the best fat burner. She reveals her hack to create perfectly blended smoothies, how to optimize the healthy resistant starch in bananas, plus how to make your smoothie super thick if that’s how you love them. With these tips, you’ll never get bored making delicious, filling, loaded smoothies.
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JJ Virgin: [00:00:00] Alright. Hey, it's JJ. So I'm going to show you how to make a loaded Virgin anti-diet smoothie and I say loaded smoothie. Cause we are going to load it with clean protein powder. Remember the plate healthy fats from unsweetened nut milk and some other goodies I'll show you. And then fiber from non-starchy vegetables and fruit and some extra fiber.
So I'm going to put that all together and I'm gonna show you a way to do it. Remember, we have a guidebook with loads of different recipes, and I want you to be creative here. So I'm going to show you what I do and then like live it up. Okay. So here's the first important. Put a little bit of your unsweetened nut milk milk in there first because it keeps it from sticking.
So that's really important. Now you can use flax milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, key thing here is unsweetened or one of the oat milks, but make sure they don't have any of the crappy vegetable oils in it. Next thing I'm going to do is put my protein powder in. So here I'm using. [00:01:00] Vanilla. One of the things I love to do is use half plant and half paleo.
I like the texture of that. So that's something you can try to, or I'll do half chocolate, half vanilla, vanilla, half caramel. I'm always switching things up. I'm also going to add some of my extra fiber in here because I'm always looking for ways to add more fiber. So you're going to see me do fiber, a couple different ways in this.
And even though the paleo inspired shake is made from concentrated bone broth protein. I like to add more collagen because collagen helps heal your gut and is great for anti-aging great for your hair, skin and nails. So that's sort of step one there now. Next thing I'm going to do is I freeze bananas just as they're starting to get ripe, remember, super ripe, super high sugar impact, but barely a ripe banana is rich in resistant starch, which resists digestion and can help you burn fat.
So that is what I like to do. Now. My hubby loves dark cherries and blueberries. So for him, I pulled these out to show you we'll do a [00:02:00] cup of cherries and Berry blend. That's his favorite, but me, I like a little bit. Of this barely light ripe banana. Okay. Next thing. I'm going to put a little bit of avocado.
Now, this is a big avocado, but I'll generally do a fourth of a small, or this one I'm doing about a sixth of it. So it's about two tablespoons of an avocado. Why do I love avocado? healthy fats, and loads of fiber too. And also it's rich in an antioxidant called glutathione. What I don't have here right now is any kind of deep green leafys, but you could throw in kale or chard or spinach and you can keep those frozen too.
So bonus points for adding in some non starchy vegetables and. If you don't have extra fiber or you want to add in a little extra fiber, or you didn't have an avocado chia or flax can work well here, too. If you've got a NutriBullet, you do not need to grind your flax, it will do it. But if you don't, you might need to grind that ahead of time.
But. Flax or using a little bit of a nut butter or coconut butter for some [00:03:00] healthy fats and some fiber is great. Then I'm going to add ice. Now I add in a ton of ice because I will show you what I do. I like to do a very, very. Smoothie. So where I tell people to do 10 ounces of liquid, I don't do that much because I make it super thick.
I actually like to eat it in a large coffee cup with a spoon and notice I said, eat, not drink. Whereas my hubby, I make it like an actual smoothie and he has a straw. Okay, here we go. Ready. Now here's one of the things that you will find when you're using. Paleo powders as they tend to be much more whippy. So the longer you whip them, the more foamy and frothy they get.
But when I said, I like to make them thicker, see how thick this is. So I'm gonna put this right in here. And sometimes I will even put like some sliced almonds on top, but I literally eat my smoothie, even though it's a loaded smoothie, I eat it more like a. Like smoothie stew. [00:04:00] That sounds kind of gross, doesn't it?
But here's the bottom line. You can make these all different ways. You're never going to get bored, switch up. You're not milks. You can also try the oat milk. Just don't do one with the bad oils, switch up the fruits, which up the veggies switch up the different types of your protein powders so that you never get bored, but start every day breaking your.
With a loaded smoothie with that clean protein from the protein powders, healthy fats and fiber from non-starchy veggies, fruit and the extra fiber. There you go. Enjoy your loaded smoothies
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