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Monday, February 6, 2012

Smoothie Recipes

Many of use are so focused on cutting things out we forget to add healthy foods with antioxidants back in. Smoothies are a great way to do this. They can be used for breakfast, mid morning snack, right after exercise, or even an evening snack. There are so many options for ways to make smoothies it just takes finding your favorites and having the items around to make them.
Here are a few of my favorites that hit all different taste buds:

Banana/ Peanut Butter

2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 cup almond or coconut milk
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 small banana 

Sunrise Smoothie

1        cup almond or coconut milk
1 banana
1/3 cup draned canned apricot halves
2 tbs orange juice
2 tsp toasted wheat germ
1 tsp vanilla extract

Tangy Cherry-berry Sipper

1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup sliced strawberries*
½ cup pitted halved cherries*
½ cup lowfat plain greek yogurt
2        tsp ground flaxseed
¾ tsp vanilla extract

* I use frozen fruit when cherries and strawberries are not in season. If you use frozen you don’t necessarily need ice.

 Nutty Apple Cinnamon
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
¼ cup apple sauce or ½ apple
cinnamon to taste
1 tbsp raw pecans or raw almonds slivered

NOTE:All of the above recipes can be thicker by adding more ice or thinner by adding water or more milk.


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