SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Give Your Metabolism a spicy kick in the pants.
Jodelle Fitzwater writes, "protein shakes are a great way to make a fast, healthy meal that you can take on the go, use after a hard workout to replenish exhausted muscles, and even get in veggies without realizing it. But did you know that they can also rev up your metabolism, stoke
your internal engine, boost your immunity, and “light you up” so to speak?"
She tells us, "this one below can and will. Jodelle Fitzwater has recently created a protein shake recipe that can do all of the above and if you love a good spicy kick in the taste-buds every now and then, then you have to try “The Green Lantern”. "
Fitzwater named the shake because of the fact that it contains green foods-- kale,
kiwi, and get this - jalapeno.
She says, "this is not for the faint of heart though.You gotta like a protein shake that bites back a little to enjoy this guy. But the benefits far outweigh the burn. Kale, kiwi and jalapeno are extremely high in Vitamin C and along with being immensely immune-boosting, Vitamin C is also great for metabolism. What’s more is that jalapenos contain a compound that creates heat within the body (hence the seering pain on your tongue once you eat one) and thereby revs up metabolic function, helping you burn fat even when you are not exercising!"
“The Green Lantern”
will “light” up your bodies fat-burning potential, “light” up your energy level with a faster
revved system, “light” up your ability to fight infectious diseases, and “light” up your
taste-buds. Yet it’s still sweet enough to enjoy every sip because of the kiwi. Follow the
recipe below for kick in the mouth, that will give your metabolism the kick in the pants it
“The Green Lantern” Protein Shake
1/3 cup of lite coconut milk (canned)
1 small fresh jalapeno (sliced)
1 whole kiwi, skin and all (sliced) (you won’t taste the skin and the skin has extra
nutrients and fiber your body can use)
1 handful of kale or spinach leaves (both high in vitamin C)
1/2 fresh squeezed juice of lime
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Jay Robb or Jillian Michaels brand)
a few ice cubes for creating a milkshake consistency
Blend everything up in a blender or magic bullet, and if too thick just add a little more
coconut milk or water. If you want thicker, just add more ice (or more jalapeno if you