You’ve read about it, you’ve seen it on TV— it’s all the rage… it’s raspberry ketones! Why are you being surrounded by this berry phenomenon? Well, because it is said to help us burn fat and lose weight! Recent studies suggest that these ketones, which are concentrated doses of the chemical that give raspberries their yummy aroma, have the ability to burn stored fat. Do they really? That’s not for me to say, but I have yet to discover a miracle fat-burner in a bottle. Let me give you a bit more info according to Dr. Oz: Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries. This compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster. The recommended dose is 100 milligrams per day, which would require a whole ton of fruit to be eaten!
If you ask me, I’d say stick to a good old diet and exercise plan. However, in the meantime, let’s give a big cheer to the raspberry, whether it helps us burn fat or not! Either way, it’s absolutely delicious! Plus, even if it’s helping burn a little bit of fat (even mentally), I’ll take it! To further assist with this fat burning, I’ve added a dose of L-carnitine to the mix. Burn, baby, burn!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and yes it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. In addition, having some good quality supplements to enhance the benefit of our food choices can also be beneficial. I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about healthy and creative recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt!
It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Let’s make it happen…
Fat-Burning Raspberry Frappe
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 oz. avocado
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup raspberries, frozen
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 Stevia packet depending upon desired sweetness
3 large ice cubes (depending upon desired thickness)
1 serving L-carnitine powder, optional
How to Prepare
- Put all ingredients, with the exception of the ice cubes, in a blender.
- Blend/frappe for approximately 10-15 seconds or until ingredients are fully blended.
- Add ice cubes, one at a time, until you reach your desired thickness.
- Pour into a glass or shaker cup and drink it up! Then head to the gym or get a move on your day! Enjoy!
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Per frappe (recipe makes one): 259 calories, 14.5 grams protein, 20 grams carbohydrates, 13.5 grams healthy fat
If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.