There is a survey out there somewhere that explains that people who are not overweight do three things:
- Eat Breakfast
- Weigh themselves every morning
- And I can’t remember the third. Honestly. When I remember what book I read it in, I will figure it out and post — I’m sorry.
I believe in breakfast — you are “breaking the fast” you had all night, and this food jump starts your metabolism — so choose carefully!
This shake is pretty — so I tried it (found the recipe on Pinterest, of course).
SPOILER ALERT!!! (The combination of grapefruit, carrot and ginger tastes as pretty as it looks… just be sure to add Stevia Powder— to cut the tartness with some sweetness, and zero calories and an extra boost of nutrition.)
I also love grapefruit — which is purportedly a key to help you regulate insulin levels.
The other two ingredients are carrot and ginger. (Ginger raises your body heat to help you burn more calories — plus it’s great for your digestive system.)
Intrigued just to know what it tasted like, I tried it.
First of all — you DO NOT need a juicer. So, you can stop with that excuse.
I diced the carrots into little cubes, and my hand stick blender did a great job.
For the grapefruit, I simply peeled the fruit, like an orange, and inserted the sections into the cup.
Then, some shaved ginger, which is always “fresh” in my freezer.
Delicious…. but I added Stevia to sweeten it a bit. It almost tasted like candy — but better.
Making shakes, by the way, I think are a lot of work. Whoever coined “shakes” as a time saver is crazy. It’s much easier to open a box of cereal, pour and add milk. This shake requires a lot of peeling, and cutting… and the mess!
But don’t let that stop you! Make this easy on yourself. Make extra.
Store and freeze. Just remember to pull it out and drink it!