Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Fat Burner and Diuretic Green Smoothie

My husband declared that we should be on a special diet to lose weight and be healthier.  He demanded that we reduce our salt intake (he said he's ok with bland dishes), no to fatty and oily food so we need to take out all the chicken skin, pork fat, and other meat fats (including the roasted birds?), no more sweets (I saw him sneaking out in the kitchen to munch on milk chocolates, how's that?- wrappers Dear...) He said that he's serious this time and I also need to be.

Oh well, so to test how serious he is, I made this smoothie for breakfast a few days back.  To my surprise, he drunk it without butting his eyes and without complaining unlike before (wow he's serious!).  And this is the third day I'm making this smoothie for our breakfast and he's getting  used to it I think. 

Why did I call this a fat burner and diuretic green smoothie? Let me tell you why.

Orange and kiwi are reach in flavanoids or antioxidants and are also rich in Vitamin C.  I have mentioned in my post on Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar Juice that vitamin C, according to Dr. Oz, helps in burning fat faster specially during exercise.

Kiwi, apple, cucumber, cabbage, and celery are highly fibrous food that helps in promoting bowel movement thereby naturally eliminating unwanted "things" inside your gut.  Also I have mentioned in my post on Fat-Burning Vegetable Smoothie (you can try it too, click the link!) that cabbage, celery, and cucumber are vegetables that aid the body in burning body fats. This is because cabbage, which is a cruciferous vegetable is rich in sulphur and iodine which aids in the  cleansing of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines breaking the fatty build-up in this area.  

Raw celery, on the other hand, has a high concentration of Calcium in a ready to use form, so when you eat it, the calcium is sent directly to work. This pure form of calcium will ignite your endocrine system. The hormones in your body will break up the accumulated fat build up. Celery is a diuretic. It has a high level of magnesium and iron which will clean out your system. Celery is used to treat joint pain (rheumatism), gout, hysteria, nervousness, headache, weight loss due to malnutrition, loss of appetite, and exhaustion. Celery is also to promote relaxation and sleep; to kill bacteria in the urinary tract; as a digestive aid and for regulating bowel movements; to start menstruation; to control intestinal gas (flatulence); to increase sexual desire; to reduce the flow of breast milk; for stimulating glands; treating menstrual discomfort; and for “blood purification.” (source: webmd.com)

And lastly,  Cucumber is also a diuretic.  It contains a high sulphur and silcon content. These minerals work to stimulate the kidneys to wash out uric acid, which is a waste product. With this uric acid being washed out, it stimulates the removal of fat, and loosens the fat from the cells.

And instead of using table sugar or splenda, I used honey to sweeten the smoothie otherwise my husband won't take it.  Besides, his urologist suggested that he takes honey to improve his stamina and boost his immune system.

I was suppose to add cilantro as they are good heavy metal toxic remover, but I read in a women's health magazine that they are used as abortifacient and are widely used by women in Nepal, India, Sri Langka, and other third world to terminate their pregnancies.  And since we are trying to get me pregnant I am not taking any chances, so there, no to cilantro this time.  You can add it if you want though.

What more do you need me to explain?  Let me know


Ingredients :

Granny Green Apple - 1 large
Cucumber - 1 large
Celery - 1 stalk (1 ft)
Kiwi - 1 pc
Cabbage - a handful
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice from 2 fruits
Honey - 1 tbsp or to taste

Procedure :

1.  Diced all of the ingredients and throw them in the blender.
2.  Pour the orange juice and honey in the blender
3.  Press pulse to blend until smooth.

Enjoy as is or add some ice cubes if you like.


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