Friday, March 2, 2012

Fitness Fridays: Three Fast, Healthy Smoothies

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Smoothies are one of those luxuries that it seems like I can never remember to make at home. I know how delicious they can be, and I always have the ingredients on hand. It just seems like I never make the time or remember.

You don’t need any fancy blender to make a smoothie. I use my Grandmother’s blender:

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Futura what what! I’m not saying that  Vitamix wouldn’t be awesome. It would. What I’m saying is that all you need is a blender, even an old timer will work!

I have three of my favorite smoothies here for you today, but I’m always looking for new flavors. If you have a favorite, share in the comments!

pineapple oatmeal

The most delicious smoothie ever!

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Into the blender: 1/2 cup GF rolled oats, 1 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup frozen strawberries, 1 to 2 cups liquid of your choice – I used Vanilla Soymilk Light; optional add-ins: 1/2 tbsp. Chia Powder for fiber and 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Creamy, Pineapple-y, and filling!

berry blast

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Into the blender: 1 cup frozen berry mix, 1/2 cup Vanilla yogurt, 1 to 2 cups liquid of your choice – I used Vanilla Soymilk Light; optional add-ins: 1/2 tbsp. Chia powder for fiber, 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

I used an Antioxidant blend of berries and was PLEASED with the results! Dole Mixed Berries with Pomegranate!

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green machine

This smoothie is not for the faint of heart. It definitely tastes “green” but it’s oh so good for you. If you want a green smoothie that still tastes like a sweet dessert, then try the Green Monster.

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Into the blender: 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup Vanilla yogurt, 2 handfuls of fresh Spinach, one handful of fresh kale – stems removed, 1 to 2 cups liquid of your choice – I used Vanilla Soymilk Light; optional add-ins: 1/2 tbsp. Chia powder for fiber, 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

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If you’re making it for later, just throw them in a blender bottle or mason jar so that you can shake it up and assimilate the ingredients.

Happy Friday!

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