Monday, August 13, 2012

Zero Calorie Detox Juice

BOOST Your METABOLISM Naturally with this Zero Calorie Detox Drink. '
Did you know both apples and cinnamon raise your metabolism? They also take more energy to eat or drink than the calories they contain, making them zero calorie foods. 
Cinnamon Apple Detox Juice

1 Apple thinly sliced ( I used a pink lady apple)
1 Cinnamon Stick

Drop apple slices and cinnamon stick in the bottom of the pitcher, and cover with ice about 1/2 way through then with water. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving. 

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zero Calorie Red Roasted Carrots

As I have stated on this site; Negative Calorie foods are foods which require more energy to burn off than they actually provide, making them a popular choice for dieters. Carrots  are not just good for your eyes, carrots are a filling negative calorie food that is ideal for cooking or eating raw. Today I bring a quick easy recipe we all enjoy. Don't laugh, but they are actually one of our dogs favorite adult foods they beg for. 

Negative Calorie Red Roasted Carrots
adapted from Pinterest

1/2 tsp cinnamon, 
1/2 tsp paprika,
1/2 tsp chili powder, 
1/2 tsp garlic powder 
1/2 tsp sea salt.
6 carrots cut into "chips" 

Mix spices well in a large ziplock bag add sliced carrots and shake well.
Roast at 400 for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet or baking stone lined with parchment until the edges are crispy brown.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Zero Calorie Vanilla Mocha Frappuccino

Why do I call this a zero calorie frappuccino? This recipe makes 2 = 14 calories each Vanilla Mocha Frappuccinos. Zero calories by the time you digest.

Perfect for Summer! Enjoy!

Skinny Vanilla Mocha Frappuccino 
adapted from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Freeze 2 cups strong coffee. (0 calories)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (20 calories)
1 tsp vanilla extract (12 calories)
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (4 calories)
2 packets stevia natural sweetener (0 calories)

In a cup mix coffee and water and stir until combined. Place in a shallow container, cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
Once coffee is frozen, place in a blender with the milk, vanilla, stevia and cocoa powder. Blend until combined.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Baked Garlic Turnip Fries

So why is this zero calorie? A calorie is the unit of energy-producing potential in food that, if not used, is converted to fat and then stored in all those nasty little areas like our hips, thighs and buttocks. .

Every piece of food that we stuff into our mouths has the following ingredients:

  • Nutrients (Carbohydrates, protein, fat)
  • Caloric Value (calories)
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
Why is this important? Because when we eat, the vitamins and minerals in our food help our bodies to produce enzymes that aid in the digestion of that food. Negative calorie foods cause our bodies to produce even more enzymes that not only break down the particular food's own calories, but additional stored calories as well. This can stimulate effective weight loss in a relatively short period of time. Turnips are one of those foods. 
These fries taste like the regular potato fries. I was shocked. I can now have my guilty pleasure food, without the weight gain.

    Baked Garlic Turnip Fries
    (Gluten-free, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Zero Calorie)
    adapted from Spark Recipes
    Turnips, 1 large cut into sticks

    Sea Salt, 1 dash 
    Fresh garlic, minced 1 tbsp 

    Peel and cut Turnip into sticks and rinse.
    Pre-heat oven to 425.
    Combine turnip and garlic in a plastic bag and shake well to coat turnip.
    Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    Spread turnip evenly in a single layer on sheet.
    Bake for 30 minutes.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Zero Calorie Apple Celery Salad

I am not one that usually enjoys Celery in my salad. The reality is, I am not that big of a Celery fan at all. So I was shocked when I fell in love with this salad. I admit it does not sound appealing at all. Funny thing is... everyone loved it. We had company here from out of town, so I made two salads, one that was negative calorie foods, for me. The other a creamy cucumber dish for the guests. Everyone loaded up on the cucumber one and just took a little spoonful of the apple celery salad. Soon, everyone came back for seconds of the apple celery salad and it was the talk of the table, how well the flavors went together. I dare you to try it. Eat it all day... it is after all burning more calories than it contains. 

Negative Calorie Apple Celery Salad
adapted from beyond salmon
4 celery stalks sliced thin ( I used a peeler and slowly peeled the celery, then cut the slices into thirds)
1 apple, cut into julienne slices
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 Tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
2 tsp lime or lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste.

Chill until you are ready to serve, or serve immediately!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Baked Zucchini Chips

If you are trying to watch your weight, but have trouble with snack urges, this is the perfect snack to have on hand. A Negative calorie food, Zucchini actually burns more calories to eat, than it delivers to your body. So snack away on these !
Baked Zucchini Chips
adapted from vittles and bits

1 zucchini
sea salt

Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
Using your mandoline slicer on the thinnest setting, slice zucchini into thin medallions.
Lay out slices on prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
Place in preheated oven and bake for one hour. Rotate baking sheet, and bake an additional 20 minutes, until chips are browned and crisped to your liking.
Serve right away! Watch others stuff their faces with potato chips, while your zucchini chips work on your figure. 

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