Raspberry Breakfast Smoothie
Contributed by: Dr. Steven A. Schnur of The Reality Diet
Dr. Steven A. Schnur's new book The Reality Diet, is filled with excellent recipes that the entire family will enjoy.
The reality is that extreme diets that promise instant results
just don't work. For one thing, you lose muscle and water, but
little fat, and may seriously jeopardize your health in the
process. For another, restricting certain foods and food groups
deprives your body of essential nutrients. In the end, the
faster the pounds come off, the faster they pile back on.
After seeing many of his patients fail on these kinds of fad
diets, and suffer health-threatening side effects, Dr. Steven
A. Schnur, founder of the largest cardiology practice in South
Florida, developed a new, breakthrough program. The Reality
Diet is not low carb, low fat, or high protein. Instead it is
rich in a wide variety of foods that are high in one key
fat-fighting ingredient—fiber. Not only does fiber stop hunger,
it also significantly lowers the risk of heart disease,
diabetes, and a host of other illnesses.
Flexible and forgiving, The Reality Diet is for real people
living in the real world. With eight weeks of mouthwatering
menus, more than 200 quick and easy recipes, tips for eating in
restaurants and navigating holidays, as well as an effective
exercise program, The Reality Diet is both a comprehensive
weight-loss plan and a blueprint for lifelong health.
Enjoy one of Dr. Schnur's great-tasting drinks, straight from The Reality Diet.
Keep a couple of tall beer glasses in the freezer to add a
frosty touch to your breakfast drink. Strain the smoothie
through a fine-mesh strainer if the raspberry seeds bother you.
- 1 cup skim milk (or plain non-fat yogurt for a creamier texture)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 or 5 ice cubes (if you're using fresh raspberries)
Combine the milk, raspberries, sugar substitute, and vanilla in
the jar of a blender. Cover and blend until smooth and frothy,
about 30 seconds. Add the ice cubes if you're using fresh
raspberries and blend an additional 30 seconds.
Pour into a tall glass, sprinkle with the nutmeg, and serve.
Calories 170; Fiber 5g; Fat 0g; Protein 11g; Carb 31g; Sodium 135mg
About The Author:
Dr. Steven A. Schnur is a board-certified
internist and cardiologist who has been in private practice for
more than 15 years. He is committed to helping patient achieve
lasting weight loss through a http://www.realitydiet.com high