DR. Apovian a professor & Director of the Nutrition & Weight Management Centre @ Boston Medical Centre offers a range of her own, Supercharged meal replacement smoothies! >> www.DrApovian.com
Dr. Caroline Apovian isthe Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at the Boston Medical Center. She is also a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the vice-president of The Obesity Society. She live;s in Boston, MA, and you can read more about her background here.
Protein Powder to Build and Protect Muscle
Protein smoothies are a great way to supplement your daily protein intake, as long as they are unsweetened. I offer a protein powder on my site that combines two sources of protein: whey and casein. Whey contains particularly high levels of the amino acid leucine, which stimulates the protein synthesis that protects lean muscle tissue, thus keeping the basal metabolic rate at an optimal speed. Casein, on the other hand, digests slowly, over the course of several hours, to keep blood sugar steady and keep us feeling full longer.
Swapping out a meal for a high protein smoothie accelerates weight loss, encourages the body to tap into excess fat for energy, and guards lean muscle mass. If it contains fresh veggies in the right amounts, you won’t even taste them, and they’ll keep your body well-nourished. There are links to a handful of recipes below.
Toasted Coconut Coffee Smoothie
Immune Boosting Smoothie