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?