SHED UP TO 8 POUNDS A WEEK!

July 8th, 2016

Blood Pressure Lowering Sweet Potato Orange Cream Smoothie

With this blood-pressure balancing Orange Cream Smoothie! This is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies.  The sweet potatoes do double duty by making the smoothie extra sweet and extra creamy! Thanks to their carotenoids, sweet potatoes stabilize blood sugar and lower insulin resistance (a condition that can lead to diabetes), restoring energy and helping women shed up to eight pounds a week! Plus, their beta-carotene and vitamin C help eliminate the free radicals that contribute to heart disease and colon cancer.

Serves 2

BLEND:

  • 2 small bananas (preferably frozen I cut my bananas into segments before I freeze them)
  • 1 fresh orange, peeled, seeded and juiced
  • 1 cup milk or soy milk, like Vitasoy
  • 1/4 cup cooked sweet potatoes, smashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

Put everything in your blender (I recommend Vita-mix) and blend til smooth.  Yummo and so good for you!  Truly my favorite you must give this a try and then please, please, please, leave a comment so the whole world will know just how great this is!  Graci!

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Heres why I recommend Vita-Mix

Vita-Mix & Phytonutrients

If you know me at all, you know there is one kitchen appliance I am passionate about my Vita-mix blender!  Yes, its at the top of my Couldnt Live Without list and yes, youre going to see a plug for it on every smoothie recipe I write because using a Vita-mix blender gives your smoothies much more nutritional value than any ordinary blender possibly can!  And because I care about YOUR health!

Heres the skinny Vita-Mix processing breaks open the cell walls to release maximum nutrition from whole foods, more than you can get any other way.

Vita-mix gives you verything youd want from a blender and more!  No question about it the Vita-Mix blender is superior to anything else on the market and well worth the investment!

To learn more about Vita-Mix or to get your coupon code for FREE SHIPPING please visit my Vita-Mix page.

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Kim Morcombe
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Great recipes I cant wait to try these receipes out and see If lose weight.

Steve S.
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So this was almost 11 months ago; I wonder if the person lost weight or not?

Lesli
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Hi Steve, this recipe was actually taken from a University study that had proven the results before the study was published in the First for Women magazine from which I got it. I didnt personally study it, but I can say that its a delicious smoothie and I trust the published study. Thanks for visiting AHK.

Renee
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I just tried this smoothie, it is great! i just threw the orange slices in, i didnt juice them, so some seeds got blended up making the smoothie have a slight aftertaste, but other then that my new favorite breakfast.

Cathy S.
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I have been having Dr Oz Smoothie every morning for about a week, the one that was in woman world magazine. It is the best and i can feel the energy from it immediately. only thing different i do is use frozen blue berrys instead of ice, it is the best!!!

Victoria
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This is my favorite smoothie you cannot believe how wonderful it tastes! I use even more sweet potato than the recipe calls for (1/3 to 1/2 c) so I stay full longer. It tastes like an orange creamsicle or dreamsicle. I made it for my disbelieving friends, and they loved it too. Im losing weight with smoothies and make this several times a week for breakfast or as a snack when Im hungry and dont want to fix food. I dont usually have a fresh oranage, so I blend everything else and then add 1/2 c to 3/4 cup of… Read more »
Lesli
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Its one of my very favorites too Victoria! Im glad you like it and thanks for sharing your enthusiasm. I hope your experience will encourage more people to try it! And yeah ditto on the Vita-mixer! Its on my wouldnt want to live without appliance list!

Starla
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How much weight were you losing with the orang smoothies? How many orange smoothies or green drinks do you have a day?
Thank you
Starla

Lesli
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Starla, I started drinking the Orange Cream Smoothie when I still had about 75 pounds to lose. I dont generally have a specific schedule for how often I drink the Orange Cream or the Green Drink, it just depends on what I seem to be hungry for and what my body is crying out for. Ive never done a juice fast or anything of the sort, and I cant ever remember drinking the two on the same day. I just alternate to keep my energy high and body feeling good. Sorry I cant be more precise, but Im not a… Read more »
lucha
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i just found out about this website and cant wait to try it.but i would really like to know does this great smoothie really helps you lose 8lbs a week and how long do i drink this.

anne
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Aloha from Hawaii~ i just triedthe orange cream smoothie-it was GREAT! i didnt expect it to taste good-not that good anyway :o) this will be my morning smoothie for at least the next 2 weeks as I am making a lifestyle change. I need to get my blood pressure down-I refuse to take those pills with all the side effects. As for the 2 weeks time frame-that is when I go back to see the doctor. I will also be checking out the other things on here-thanks so much for providing all of this. It makes the changes I have… Read more »
Lesli
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Mahalo Anne Im glad you found me and that you love the Orange Cream Smoothie as much as I do. Let me know how your blood pressure is doing after two weeks, will you?

anne c
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are you on facebook? yes, that is free entertainment :o) when everyone goes to sleep and i have a little free time. would love to check this out on there :o)

StarlA
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Hi I just found website, I was looking for green drink. I was wondering do you take the green drink then also the orange smothie how do you take both, or do you not? On the green drink do you drink the full 28-30 oz?
Thank you

Lesli
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Hi Starla, I never drink the Orange Smoothie and Dr. Ozs Green Drink together. Each is its own meal or snack. Dr. Ozs Green Drink is considered 3 to 4 servings. Enjoy and welcome to A Healthy Kitchen. I hope youll come back and visit often and be sure to let me know what you think of these two drinks. Im confident youll love them.

StarlA
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If you make DR Oz green drink and only drink 10oz, what do you di with the other 20oz to save for later? Will it still be good the next day.
So the orange smoothie is one meal like breakfast and the green drink can be s snack?
Thank you
Starla

Lesli
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Hi Starla, I usually share Dr. Ozs green drink with my roommate. One thing I love about green drinks, in general, is I can use whatever greens I have in my veggie bin, and I can definitely adjust the amounts of what Im juicing to make the appropriate amount of juice. I have occasionally put some juice in my fridge to drink within a few hours, but I try not to because your juices definitely have the most nutrients immediately after juicing. And yes, I generally drink the Orange Cream Smoothie for breakfast, but occasionally as a mid day snack… Read more »
criket
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is this drink good for a diabetic

Lesli
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Thanks for your question Criket, but Im no expert on diabetes and I cant give you advice on that. You may be able to find out by posting a link to the r ecipe on a diabetes forum.

criket
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im making this smoothy tonight and what im wondering is how much of it do u drink in the morning it seems to make alot thanks

Lesli
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Hi Criket, this smoothie serves two so if youre the only one drinking it, Id recommend cutting the recipe in half, rather than saving the other half for the next day. The longer it sits, the more nutrients it loses.

Heather
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wow this really sounds delicious, Im not a big fan of sweet potatoes but Ive read what people were saying about it and it sounds as if you cant taste it and its good for you, so great I think Ill give this a shot, I am all about trying to lose a couple pounds here and there and keeping up with nutrients so this should be just what I was looking forthank you for sharing this recipe and Im glad I stumbled upon this and I will be sure to have my friends and family try this also.

Lesli
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Heather, welcome to A Healthy Kitchen. Im glad you found me and I hope to see you pop in time and again. Please do let me know how you like this sweet potato smoothie! I think youll be surprised by it and youll end up loving it as much as I do. Im making it for breakfast tomorrow.

Shirley
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I am lactose intolerant and allergic to soywould it be ok to use rice milk or almond milk ? Which would be the best substitute? I am hypoglycemic and hoping this helps decrease the symptoms! Thank you!

Sherry Baynes
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Do you know how many calories is in the orange smoothie? I added 1/2 scoop of protein whey powder to the smoothie and I thought it made it even better. I absolutely loved it. It will be one of my very favorites. Thanks.

Lesli
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Hi Sherry, Im sorry I no longer calculate the calories/nutrition of recipes because I found it to be very time consuming. When I was calculating the nutritional value of foods, I used Nutrition Data. You can input the recipe and it will tell you just about everything youd want to know about it. Im glad you enjoyed the smoothie. Its one of my favorites!

Kathy
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Oh, my goodness. Just tried this in my new Vitamix and I must say two thumbs up! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. My goal is to try every one of them!! Love the addition of the sweet potato. I will be back often to your site.

Lesli
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Thanks for your kind feedback Kathy. Im glad you loved it and isnt the Vitamix the BEST!

Seyla
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So, coconut rlealy comes from a hard, round thing and not a plastic bag? Whodda thought!!!! Love your videos. Just bought a juicer, and am downloading your recipes. My honey and I are >55, fat, and ready to start a new chapter in our lives together. Each of your recipe videos looks better than the next. Now we just have to buy the veg- something SORELY lacking in our house!!! Not for long. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks!

Zane
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Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up
and let you know a few of the pictures arent loading correctly. Im not sure why but I think its a linking issue. Ive tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

Gwynne
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Lesli, loved your story and also made the Orange Cream Smoothie. The attached article stated losing up to 8 pounds a week on this smoothie for breakfast. I am desperately trying to lose weight! I am 64 yrs old and about 40lbs over weight. I have heard bananas are the worst food to eat if you are trying to lose weight. Is this smoothie the only thing you eat all day or is it just a breakfast dish? Why are the 2 bananas in this smoothie not adverse to loosing weight?

Thanks for your response,
Gwynne

Alla
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Hi so a few questions here how do you cook your sweet potatoes? And two as far as orange goes do you put the juice into the smoothie or the pulp? Sorry about maybe weird questions but Imjust starting the wwhole healthy eating thing. Thanks ahead;-)

Lesli
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Hi Alla, I just bake the sweet potatoes in the oven and so far as the orange, you could use store bought orange juice, or if you have a Vitamix, just peel the orange, break if into 2 to 4 sections, and throw it in the Vitamix with everything else (thats what I do).

bontzgirl
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And do you use the skins of the sweet potatoes? (Those are where many nutrients are, right?)

Lesli
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You can do it either way, but I do love the skin and with the Vitamix, it pulverizes it so much that you wouldnt even know the skin is in there, but it has all the nutrition.

Diana
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If I bake or boil the sweet potato ahead & refrigerate them, do they keep the nutritional value? Just dont see myself cooking sweet potato in the AM!!

Lesli
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To the best of my knowledge they do.

Sharon
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I just tried the Orange Cream Smoothie this morning and Im also trying to loose weight, about 50 lbs. Im almost 65 and Im always looking for healthy ways to eat. Ive been juicing and making smoothies for about a week now and while I havent lost weight yet, I feel incredible and healthy and have more energy. Thanks for putting this up.

Sharon

Viviane
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I am looking into losing weight, changed my diet a great deal and now im stable but not at my goal weight. I picked up on exercise now but I was wondering, Do you only take this once a day or twice a day?

Lesli
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Hi Vivian, I dont even drink this every day. I sporadically drink it as part of my round-up of smoothies I enjoy. Its an awesome smoothie, but I took the headline from an article in First for Women magazine, where I originally saw the recipe. The article didnt mention how often youd need to drink this in order to lose 8 pounds in a week and thats not a healthy weight loss rate, by the way. I wish you success in losing the last of your excess pounds and incorporating this smoothie into your daily route would be beneficial, Im… Read more »
Carolyn
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Great love the Orange Cream Smoothie . Even my husband loved it. No added sugar and it is perfect. Thanks for sharing. I am 66 and trying each day to eat healthy. The bonus will be to lose weight and have more energy.
Looking forward to a healthier life.
Carolyn

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