best-meal-replacements1-130x94Factor4 – The best weight loss shakes you can buy! Many people ask “How do I lose weight?” By using Factor4 consistently and eating a healthy diet you can control your weight without the fad or hype!

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Smoothie Nutrition


  • Factor4 is excellent in making up for the deficiencies in amino acids and protein.
  • However, once excess body fat has disappeared, one needs to pay more attention to fatty acids and lipids that are necessary for membrane functions.
  • Animal foods provide saturated phospholipids (membrane lipids).
  • Vegetables provide unsaturated phospholipids.
  • It is well known that unsaturated phospholipids are better than saturated phospholipids for heart health and the health of all organs.


Berries, yogurt, and Factor4


1 apple, yogurt, and Factor4


Green vegetables, colored vegetables, avocadoes, and Factor4


  • The bacterial cultures in low glycemic index yogurts provide unsaturated phospholipids and additional protein.
  • Unfortunately, most yogurt manufacturers add sugar to mask the sour taste of fermented yogurt.
  • Yoplait yogurt has 36 g of sugar per serving
  • Mountain High All Natural Yogurt:


Mountain High all Natural Yogurt


8 oz

2 oz




Total fat

6 g

1.5 g

Saturated fat

3.5 g

0.9 g


30 mg

7.5 mg


160 mg

40 mg


500 mg

125 mg

Total carbs

19 g

5 g


12 g

3 g


10 g

2.5 g


  • Easy way to do F4 for those on the go is to buy a 8-23 oz bottle of water.
  • Take enough out to be able to put either 2-4 scoops in the bottle.
  • Pour the scoops into a piece of 8”x 10” piece of paper which you have folded in the middle.
  • Then funnel it into the opening of the bottle. Close and shake. Perfect.


How about nutrient coffee:

  • Take a cup of coffee that has cooled for several minutes. Add 1 to 2 scoops of F4. Stir. F4 will sweeten and lighten the coffee as well. Maybe you can introduce F4 into the office for coffee addicts.
  •  Note: Boiling coffee or water will clump F4.
  •  This will be the first NUTRIENT COFFEE on the planet. It will also blunt the yo-yo caffeine reaction and prolong the enhanced energy.


  • Starbucks is a great idea because they do the Frankencoffee with caramel syrup and whipped cream for like 360 calories each!!!
  • Imagine stacking yourself with 2-3 of those per day for $4.00 each or close to it.


Have discovered the most fantastic way to take F4.

  • 6 ounce of Greek Yogurt. 100 calories. Thin the yogurt with a little bit of water. Add one scoop of F4. Mix that in.
  • Fantastic because you get the benefit of yogurt and the F4.
  • The use of one scoop of F4 with the Fat-free 100 calorie Greek yogurt is a great idea for those getting started who wish to fill their bodies with the nutrients in F4 and skip 2 meals per day because it is very filling and you literally forget about food.
  • Also a great way to save money.

Marvelous discovery.

  • Fage Greek Yogurt 6 ounces 100 calories (cost $2)
  • Total fat 0%
  • Sat Fat 0%
  • Total carb 7 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0% 0mg
  • Sodium 65 mg = 3% DV
  • Carbs = 7 g – 2%DV
  • Sugars= 7g
  • Protein 18g = 35%DV
  • Calcium = 20% DV
  • L. Bulgaricus,  S.Thermohilus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidua, L. Casel
  • While the product is called Fage, it is pronounced Fa-yeh.
  • Much tastier than plain Dannon yogurt.
  • Greek Yogurt. Plain. No flavor.
  • That is a satisfying meal of about 175 calories.
  • The yogurt costs $2.00 which is much better than a $12. Salad. Mugsy loves it too!!!

Carol Smoothies

Let me introduce Carol our dedicated advocate for Factor4 Smoothies, who recommends the addition of the following ingredients & garniches:

  • Spices like cardamom, mace, basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, or tobasco.
  • Veggies like celery, tomatoes, cucumber, spinach, eggplant, kiwi, or Nasturtium (leaves and flowers)
  • Fruits like limes, lemons (including the skins), berries (any kind), peaches, apples or apple sauce.
  • Nuts & seeds like almonds, sesame seeds, celery seeds or peanut butter.
  • Teas like green tea, eggplant tea or Kombucha, which contains probiotics.
  • Fermented foods like yogurt, Greek yogurt, or Turkish yogurt.


  • 3 F4 scoops
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 TBS plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mace
  • 6 plain almonds

Blender Progression: ice crush to count of 4, shred or grind to count of 4, blend to preference.


Now here’s a smoothie you NEED to try:

  • 2 scoops F4
  • 2 cups eggplant tea
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 fresh stem of ginger
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamon

It was TOTALLY outstanding. My taste buds want it again for lunch!


Smoothie officianados may want to obtain Victoria Boutenko’s Green for Life, the updated classic on green smoothie nutrition.

Now that I’m really into my Factor4 Smoothies, I bought Green For Life  The updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition    I use 1 cup of my homemade eggplant tea with my home smoothies and sometimes toss in some pieces of egg plant along with a little fruit or juice. I got a bit hooked on the beautiful fresh peaches this summer with spinach leaves and Mace or Allspice. A few lettuce leaves with fruit adds a unique freshness and additional fiber. This morning my totally delicious Smoothie had 1 cup eggplant tea, 1 cup H2O, a carrot, 2 Romaine leaves, a small celery stick, 1/2 a small apple and a geneous sprinkle of Cardamom…Outstanding! Many Moms know the art of tucking veggies. The book looks like it has some good information to add to my current interest of expanding nutrition along with some new recipe ideas.

Will likes his Factor4 in a plastic jar, two to three scoops, plain, mixed a little ahead of time so it thickens some. He says he really looks forward to his drinks.


  • One magnificent recipe is to mix Factor 4 with coconut water, which is now sold everywhere.
  • About 70 calories, no sugar, excellent hydration.
  • The British used it as plasma in WW2 in the tropics when they ran out of plasma.
  • That is how close it is to our vital fluids. Lovely product if you have not yet tasted it.
  • Very light. Viscosity of water.
  • Nothing added if you get the plain flavor.
  • Several companies now do it primarily Zico and Vita.


My morning smoothie was a knock out today. You might like to try this beauty:

  • 6 ice cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 Scoops F4
  • 2 TBS plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 Big Kiwi – skin and all
  • 1 large celery stalk with a few leaves
  • 2 pinches of celery seeds
  • 1 fair slice of lime – skin and all
  • Blender: ice crush, shred to count of 6, blend to high froth


Part of my day yesterday was making a smooth Smoothie for both breakfast and dinner with a wonderful lunch of salad and grilled shrimp.

Beverage of the day just water with fresh lime.


  • 3 F4 scoops
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 celery with leaves
  • 1 fresh sprig spearmint (with flower too)
  • 1 small peach
  • 2 dashes red pepper
  • 2 dashes cinnamon

Awesome 🙂


  • 3 F4 scoops
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 celery with leaves
  • 10 grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 2 Nasturtium leaves and flowers
  • 2 dashes Tabasco
  • 2 dashes Mace


You will like experiencing the tastes of the added nip and textures.

I like how the splash of Tabasco Sauce, toss of ground Red Pepper, and/or the peppery tasting Naturism leaves and flowers each add an interesting warmth to the ice cube chill while helping to rev our metabolism too.

What about this one that I tossed together this evening:

  • 2 F4 scoops
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 organic cucumber, unpeeled
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger 1-1/2″ thick
  • 1/2 of a peeled Kiwi
  • 1/4 cup organic Blueberries
  • 1 well washed, unpeeled, big, fat radish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamon
  • Blender Progression: ice crush to count of 4, shred or grind to count of 4, blend to preference.
  • Note: I love how the fresh ginger and radish add a wonderful nip to this blend.
  • Awesome 🙂
  • Happy Smoothing!


This is a little different. I tried Turmeric after hearing the interesting Dr. Charles Simone praise it last evening on the George Nory Show, Coast To Coast AM, he was discussing preventive measures people can take to stay healthy. I’m going to incorporate it into my food more often. It’s another inflammation attacker..

  • 6 ice cubes
  • 2 cups plain green tea
  • 3 Scoops F4
  • 1 small apple with skin
  • 1/2 large Beefsteak Tomato
  • 2 pinches of ground Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. Turmeric
  • Blender: ice crush to count of 8, blend to high froth.


I had quite a bitter lesson this morning when I first tasted my concocted F4 smoothie.

Lesson Learned: When using spinach – make sure it is baby spinach.

Why: I had used mature spinach and it made quite a bitter taste.

With 3 scoops of F4 invested, I brought a teaspoon of honey to the rescue = Saved Perfectly. Just the right balance.


  • 6 ice cubes
  • 2 cups plain eggplant tea
  • 3 Scoops F4
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 1/2 yellow peach with skin
  • 5 strawberries
  • 2 shakes of ground Mace
  • 1 tsp. honey


  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 cups plain eggplant tea
  • 3 Scoops F4
  • 1 cooked beet with skin
  • 1 flower head of uncooked broccoli
  • 1 (1″) piece fresh ginger with skin
  • 6 medium strawberries
  • 1/2 peeled seedless orange
  • 3 shakes of ground Cardamon

This one was really interesting.

  • First, it whipped up into such a pretty color.
  • Second, there were delicious and interesting tiny, tiny, tiny crunchies through out from the blended fresh ginger and raw broccoli.
  • Third, it tasted great.


By Josh B.


This has been my two smoothie base per day from Saturday on as my normal 2 meal replacements – and it is a really great taste that you might like to try.


  • 6 ice cubes
  • 3 F4 scoops
  • 2 TBS FAGE 0%
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 celery stalk with leaves
  • 3 Broccolina stems
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 Orange
  • 1/4 c Blueberries
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 dash Cardamom

Awesome 🙂

Saturday’s smoothie had Strawberries, rather than Blues, and Sunday and Monday had Raspberries rather than..  One better than the other!!

Grace cooked up a recipe for “Pumpkin Spice” Smoothie:

Place in a blender”

  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup  canned pumpkin  (place extra in ‘fridge in a plastic container for futue use)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 scoops  Factor 4
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk

Blend until smooth.


Georgeanne & Keith C.

Smoothie that tastes like fruit

  • Baby spring greens, size of large salad (fiber, nutrients, juice)
  • Raw Milk
  • Factor4
  • The taste of salad greens is entirely masked


“The trouble is that you think you have time. Live every act fully, as if it was your last. Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well”

  • Blacksmith in Aiken, GA
  •  Baby Spring Veggie Mix:
  • Whole leaf Romaine lettuce
  • Green Chard
  • Baby spinach
  • Arugula (good for flavoring)
  • Organic mizuna
  • Red oak beet tops
  •  2 raw eggs
  •  Frozen yogurt
  •  Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • No added sugar

F4 takes away cravings for fast food.

So here is what I have been investigating about better eating meaning a greater shift from animal foods to plant foods and fish. Plants and fish use unsaturated fatty acids, like omega-3 FA, in cellular membranes. Animals use saturated fatty acids in cellular membranes. Fish, plants, and bacteria (yogurt) are poikilothermes, meaning that their body temperature varies with the environmental temperature. Animals are homeothermes, meaning that their body temperature is held relatively constant and does not vary with the environmental temperature.

Homeothermes get arteriosclerosis, which is an inflammatory change of the blood vessels. Poikilothermes do not. So if omega-3 and -6 fatty acid supplements are healthy, moving towards fish/plants/bacteria should increase your health potential significantly.

I have been experimenting with veggie/fruit smoothies:

  • 8 cubes of ice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 handfuls of baby greens veggie leaves
  • ½ cup of raspberries
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • Half without yogurt. Half with yogurt.
  • Without and with Factor4

I drank 16 oz and poured the other 16 oz into a blender bottle with the whisk for storage in the refrigerator, to be consumed tomorrow.

Here is what I learned:

  • Letting the smoothie sit at room temperature for 10 minutes does reduce the foam.
  • Without F4, veggie/fruit smoothies are not palatable.
  • Fortunately, F4 makes them taste yummy, even finger-licking good as you say.
  • Addition of yogurt increases the body of the smoothie.
  • Addition of yogurt requires more F4 to retain the excellent taste.
  • The large amount of fluid is good for health.


  • Fruit and veggie smoothies are best enjoyed fresh when their flavor is light and radiant,
  • When veggie smoothies are stored in the refrigerator, they tend to lose their flavors.
  • Plain shakes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days and easily packed for travel with an ice pack.
  • CAUTION: mature spinach may have a harsh bitter taste.
  • These spices not only add to the exotic nature of F4 power shakes and smoothies but also add health- and beauty-enhancing properties as well.
  • For steamed vegetables, try a squeeze of lemon juice with fresh ground black pepper. It adds so much flavor and removes any desire for the addition of salt.
  • Chemicals, like “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” should not be encouraged.



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