Fat Busting Shakes & Recipes

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Published: 11th January 2012
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Fat Busting Shakes

Looking for a shake that will help you shift those last few unwanted pounds without leaving you hungry and craving the biscuits? They are really simple and all youíll need are some basic ingredients consisting of Whey Protein, fruits, honey and oats.

Mixed Berry Fat Buster


25 grams Whey Protein Powder
80 grams Raspberries
80 grams Blueberries
50 grams Blackberries
200ml water

Place all the ingredients in a blender and serve when fully blended.

The Mixed Berry Fat Buster is not only a great tasting shake, but itís also packed with vitamins and minerals that will promote fat loss.

Whey Protein is full of amino acids which are the building blocks of making sure that your muscles are fed and will encourage lean muscle growth. The whey protein will also work well with the blackberries that are packed with pectin, which has been found to keep your blood sugar levels at an even level so that you donít get cravings for a mid morning biscuit!

The Blueberries contain pterostilbene, which will promote fat loss due to itís ability to break down fat and lower cholesterol.

Overall this is a great shake to have either for breakfast or as a mid morning or afternoon snack.

Breakfast Fat Loss Smoothie


25 grams Whey Protein Powder
2 tbsp Oat Flour
1 tbsp Flaxseed
Ĺ Banana
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp Greek Yogurt
100 grams blueberries
50 ml Soya or Skimmed milk

Place all the ingredients in a blender and serve when fully blended

The Breakfast Fat Loss Smoothie is great first thing in the morning as it will fill you up ready for the day ahead, whilst also feeding your body with vital nutrients, providing you slow release energy and providing your metabolism the boost it needs to burn those last few stubborn pounds!

The combination of whey protein and Oat flour will provide your body with slow release energy and essential amino acids. Fine Oat flour is a low GI carbohydrate that will provide you with energy for hours. The combination of foods such as banana and honey will give you that natural energy rush, whilst the flaxseed and blueberries contain linoleic acid and pterostilbene which will help reduce body fat.

All in all a perfect shake to start your day with!

Other Recipes
Spicy Turkey Burgers
Spicy turkey burgers are low in carbohydrate, high in protein but best of all, they are very tasty!

The ingredients for the spicy turkey burgers are listed below:
500g (18 oz) minced Turkey
2 teaspoons Thai Red curry paste
2 small or 1 large egg (beaten)
2 tablespoons of cornflour
Zest of 1 lime
Small bunch of Coriander
2 spring onions finely chopped
1 medium red chill de-seeded and diced fresh or 1/2 a dried chilli
Low fat cooking spray
Here is the cooking method to make the perfect burgers:
Place the minced turkey, red curry paste and about half the egg into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Add the cornflour, zest of lime, coriander, spring onion and chilli and mix well with your fingers.
Add the rest of the egg to bind the mixture.
Divide the mixture into 8 portions then roll each into a ball then flatten slightly to make a burger.
Heat a large frying pan and spray with low fat cooking spray.
Turn the heat up high and seal on both sides.
Lower the heat and then fry gently (in batches) for about 6 minutes each side until golden and cooked through.
Serve with vegetables or a salad.

These are also delicious served cold and if you dont want them burger size you can make them smaller and serve them as a starter or a handy snack when you want something savoury in-between meals.
OPTI Oat Cookies
Instead of reaching for a chocolate bar try making your own Opti Oat Cakes. They are easy to make and are perfect for that mid morning snack!
The main ingredients are shown below:
85g (3oz) natural oats
85g (3oz) raisins
85g (3oz) mixed crushed nuts
1 scoop Opti Whey Protein
30g (1oz) Opti Oat Flour
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 banana, mashed
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
Pre-heat oven to 180O C.
Grease baking tray.
Mix together oats, Opti Whey Protein, raisins, nuts then add egg whites, vanilla essence, mashed banana and honey or maple syrup then add Opti Oat Flour to bind together
Form into cookies (makes approximately 12) and bake on the greased tray in the oven for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned.

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