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3 Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes

 

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When my son stopped eating fruit, I caught an awful case of mom-guilt. Where had I gone wrong? Fruit had always been a lunchbox staple and a go-to afternoon snack. But suddenly I was competing with Three Musketeers and Kit Kat. A few days later, I passed by a juice bar and it hit me like an apple. I needed to be smooth, rather than smart.  So I started freezing my fruit and blending smoothies for my family. Whether you are looking for breakfast on the go, a boost for your workout or fighting a cold, smoothies are the way to go. It takes 3 minutes to prepare and less to clean up. The flavor combinations are as wild as your imagination, so let’s drink to your health!

Peanut Banana and Chocolate  — Protein Power

Agave, a natural sweetener, has a mild taste and dissolves well. It’s sweeter than sugar so a little does a lot. Hemp powder is high in protein and Omegas. Both can be found in health food stores or the health food aisle of your grocery store. High in protein, 320 calories, the perfect post exercise meal.

Green Tea, Basil and Strawberry  –  Wake Up Call

All smoothies are best prepared immediately before serving, otherwise the smoothies will separate.  This one is perfect for the morning pick me up with the antioxidant filled green tea and coming in at only 110 -180 calories based on whether you include yogurt or not.

Ginger Citrus Blast — Immune Booster

If you prefer less pulp use only the juice from the fruit.  This one is filled with citrusy orange and lemon for extra vitamin C and don’t forget the ginger. With 250 calories it is sure to blast away any summer germs.  (substitute the honey with artificial sweetener to reduce calories)

What is your favorite Smoothie?

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate! Find more on Google

 

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2 Responses to 3 Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes

  1. I’m always looking out for new delicious smoothie recipes. These are great, thanks!

  2. That PB&chocolate smoothie looks delicious! I would try that, I am always looking for ways to get more protein into my diet!

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