Homemade Meal Replacement

If you are the least bit apprehensive about making your own meal replacement shakes, otherwise known as smoothies, and incorporating them into your life to lose weight or improve your overall health, then consider reading 20 Ways to Make Homemade Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss (suitable for all special diets), at Green Thickies.The site's founder, Katherine Kyle, wanted to improve her health, lose weight, and overcome other health problems, such as chronic fatigue syndrome. After losing over 100 pounds and conquering her limiting conditions, she now shares her recovery and knowledge with others to help those who still struggle. You will be inspired by her amazing transformation!

In this article, she provides a formula that arms you with the basic knowledge of the structure of a homemade meal replacement shake. If you follow the formula, you are sure to create a healthy, great-tasting shake recipe. In addition, the focus of this article is the discussion of healthy fillers that will thicken your shakes and help you feel full.

I always thought that nuts, or a variety of protein powders, were a shake's natural filler but as the article suggests eggs, dairy, oats, starchy vegetables, and even cooked beans can be used as well, depending on what your diet allows. Either way, any natural food source used as a filler is exponentially better than the unknown chemical variants found in processed foods.

Social networking icons and images include Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Through those you can find: a chart to determine compatible choices for any type of diet, a Google page that leads to a plethora of gorgeous shakes to try, and a Pinterest guide to create your own healthy Green Thickie, to name a few links. Green Thickies is the result of hard work, determination, and a network of health conscious individuals that bring you loads of helpful FREE information.

On her site you will find twenty fillers to turn any smoothie recipe into a meal replacement shakes. Some of the filler ingredients you can use include bananas, mangos, avocado, coconut butter, coconut milk that you can get from a can, some coconut cream, nuts, nut butter and seeds, along with seed butters. You can also use grains such as oats, quinoa, and buckwheat. Some healthy carbs you can include are sweet potatoes, white potatoes, eggs, dairy such as cream, cottage cheese or creamed cheese. Most of these smoothie fillers have about the same amount of calories. Each smoothie recipe on her site serves two. You have to remember that each smoothie on her site is a complete meal recipe, and not a snack. You will find that some of the smoothie recipes are heavier than others, with some smaller and some larger than others. They should all fill you up until your next meal. Most of these fillers have a pretty neutral taste, as when you add certain fruits to the smoothie recipes you might find that the fruit can overpower the taste of the fillers and greens that you might add.

She also talks on the site about how essential oils changed her life. She was initially a skeptic, but after using them she realized just how amazing they were, and now incorporates them into her life. She uses them to help her kids wind down at night, by using lavender, and finds it relaxes them, calms them down, and takes the edge off any worries she might have. Lavender combined with some lemon and peppermint helps to support the body's respiratory. It helps with any breathing troubles she might have.

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