Monday, May 23, 2011

Healthy Smoothies

Smoothies are a great idea for a healthy meal or snack and a nice way to get some more fruits and veggies into your diet. When making a smoothie to replace a meal or snack, be sure to turn it into a complete meal by adding fruits and/or veggies, extra fiber and protein.

Use fresh or frozen berries or fruit and add some veggies in where you can. Grated carrots work nicely, and so does spinach. For protein, try 1/4 cup of hemp hearts or a good quality protein powder. For fiber, try adding a couple of tablespoons of ground flax seed.

Click here for some creative smoothie ideas. You can build these recipes into complete meals or snacks by adding protein and ground flax seed (and you can often omit the extra sugars in these recipes, the fruits will likely make it sweet enough).

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