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Drink This And Get Skinny

 

Did that heading draw you in? Come on now, be honest? I can't even begin to understand our collective desire to be a heap of skin and bones.

I passionately promote the concept that if we eat whole foods, our body gets into the swing of things and over time will start to use what we give it incredibly efficiently and we easily and effortlessly come to a place that is healthiest for us- on an individual basis. I like my booty and I intend to keep it that way. Since recovering from Crohn’s, I gained back about 15 pounds and my weight has remained the same for two years with only minor fluctuations. This indicates that what I am doing is just right for me.

Now that you have patiently sat through my preaching about how silly it is to try and starve ourselves and eat bad food, there are some amazing properties to specific whole foods that can help us shed a few. This is not by calorie deprivation, or over exertion or eating those lame-oid sugar-free, fat-free, pretend foods. What I am talking about is eating foods that help promote the efficiency of our metabolism. Please don’t go popping your ephedra tablets.

Foods can promote healthy weight in numerous ways- such as by giving the metabolism a boost, reducing cravings, and increasing feelings of satiety. One thing’s for sure- counting calories, carbs and fat grams fails 85% of the time. So here is my most amazing energy burning, metabolism optimizing, appetite satisfying morning delight.

First though, here is why it works so well!

  • Maca: contains the essential nutrients necessary to boost thyroid function, helps to balance the components of the endocrine system, and promotes the use of glucose in the bloodstream for energy which means less gets stored as fat.
  • Bee pollen: shown to have an ability to help in fat loss by increasing the rate of energy production in our cells
  • Cayenne pepper:  equalizes the metabolism and when taken regularly can boost metabolism by as much as 25%!
  • Hemp seeds: Get full! Eat high fibre and high omega 3 fats to stabilize blood sugar and be hunger free until mid-afternoon. With less hunger you kick to the curb the oodles of mid-meal snacking with reduced cravings for starchy and sweet carbs.
  • Dandelion root: has kidney and bladder supportive diuretic effects that helps reduce water weight. It may also help the liver regulate blood sugars to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), frequently an immediate cause of binge eating. An added bonus the increase in bile flow stimulated by dandelion helps to improve fat metabolism in the body.
  • Caffeine: we’re talking very selective amounts here, may stimulate thermogenesis — one way your body generates heat and energy from digesting food.
  • Raw Cacao: Magnesium is one of the most deficient nutrients in North Americans and the primary source, in nature, is found in cacao.Raw chocolate is known to diminish appetite.

Now if you blend all those super powers together do you know what you get? A beverage that could easily rival any coffee shop mocha-chiller-frappe-or-what-have-you but you will be full all morning long and it is healthy promoting! This is seriously my current obsession and here I am drinking it in all my morning beauty- dawning my ex boyfriends t-shirt (we dated in 2001).

So toss your scale out the window, drink up, feel great, take a walk and all your dreams will come true.

Meghan's Mocha Chillape

by Meghan Telpner

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: None

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 2 Tbs raw cacao powder
  • 5-8 organic coffee beans
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 1/2 tsp dandelion root powder (break open three capsules, use the tea bags or grind down your own harvest)
  • 2 tsp bee pollen
  • 1 Tbs hemp seeds
  • dash of cayenne
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of water
  • stevia or raw honey to sweeten

Instructions

Blend all ingredients, then enjoy!

Question of The Day: What is the most ridiculous diet you or someone you know has ever tried?

32 Responses to “Drink This And Get Skinny”

  1. Hannah said…
    Forget about "getting skinny", this just sounds delicious!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      That's exactly the point. So delicious! What's skinny anyway? I do have skinny wrists- that's about it :)
  2. Aww, man! I just quit coffee last week. Where was this recipe when I was c-r-a-z-y on caffeine?! ;)
  3. Lisa said…
    Hi there, This sounds delish but what if I substituted unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the cup of water? Besides a few added calories, would this significantly change the effectiveness of the ingredients? Lisa
  4. [...] I drink coffee? Nope. Not in seven years (wow, does time fly). I’ve been known to throw a few coffee beans into a frosty smoothie for flavour, but a whole cup? Wowsers, I would be climbing up the [...]
  5. [...] I drink coffee? Nope. Not in seven years (wow, does time fly). I’ve been known to throw a few coffee beans into a frosty smoothie for flavour, but a whole cup? Wowsers, I would be climbing up the [...]
  6. [...] I drink coffee? Nope. Not in seven years (wow, does time fly). I’ve been known to throw a few coffee beans into a frosty smoothie for flavour, but a whole cup? Wowsers, I would be climbing up the [...]
  7. Hi, I found you through HEAB's site! I admit it, I saw your title header and couldn't resist clicking and looking into it. What can I say? I'm weak ;) Your smoothie sounds absolutely delicious! Especially with the addition of coffee beans (I have a um, "slight" coffee addiction... hehe), yums. And on the fad diet thing, I have tried everything short of the Tapeworm Diet and Cabbage Diet (Napa Cabbage - good. Any other cabbage - not that great). I did the water cleanse (lasted 4 hours, which was amazing even for me), did the juice fast cleanse (about 2 days, max, as I always only do it every other 2 days), and just about everything else. But I stopped. Why? Because I discovered this amazing world of food blogs where people tell you that you CAN lose weight just by eating healthily and eating whole foods. There's no need to starve yourself; it'll only do you more harm than good in the long run. Looking forward to reading the rest of your blog! =)
  8. Erin Budd said…
    oh my! I made this, minus the coffee beans (we have none) and no ice. And sweetened with dates instead of honey. Yes, it is tasty!
  9. partridgeberry said…
    GAH! this is SO good!!! thank you for this super delicious treat. I just went out to gather all of the ingredients (aside from dandelion, which I harvested myself this past spring!) I rarely ever drink coffee because I hate the way it makes me feel but I love the flavor of it. This is a good way to enjoy it! I used a serving of medjool dates over the honey, but next time I will try that and also go easier on the amount of cayenne. I used just a dash but the kind I have is very fresh and potent. I'm in my first semester studying holistic nutrition, and I can't wait to share this with my classmates. They'll love your blog!
  10. [...] The weather was so warm that I indulged in one of my most favourite breakfasts! A little variation on this original Mocha Chillappe. [...]

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