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NEED2MOVE2 Posts: 1,124
11/2/12 2:56 P

My favorite smoothie is a banana, 1 cup of water, ice cubes and 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder. Yummy treat!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
11/2/12 2:35 P

Definitely agree with JEN, but I do green smoothies that are low in sugar every morning.

I start out with lots of greens-- I usually mix collard greens, spinach, swiss chard, and celery together. For a cool flavor i may through in a bit of cucumber.
Now I like to add unsweetened almond milk since I won't touch any kind of dairy with a 10 foot pole or you could use filtered water or even coconut water or coconut milk. I will also usually add a dash of cinnamon, pure vanilla extract, and some liquid kelp.
To sweeten it, I will add berries, sometimes a mixture and sometimes just one kind. Berries are really low on the glycemic index and help to sweeten. I do agree about the bananas being higher in sugar but I only add 1/2 of one. I also use frozen fruit because I don't like watering it down with ice.
Sometimes i will add a tablespoon of peanut butter or nut butter or a handful of nuts.

As far as calories, the above is not more than 300 calories. I usually make a 16-24 oz smoothie and it keeps me full until lunch.
Sometimes to thicken it I will also add in flax seeds or chia seeds so I don't have to use the banana.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 55,804
11/2/12 2:17 P

Because of your recent medical history, I'd suggest asking your doctor for a referral to see a registered dietitian. That person can create a meal plan specific to your needs so that you're sure to be getting all of the nutrients you need to help your body heal.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

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11/2/12 11:15 A

does anyone have any ideas for a healthy breakfast smoothie that would be low in carbs, low in sugar, not to high in calories, energizing ......i have searched the internet and all i could gather was you want to make sure it contains fruit or veggies that are healthy and i know bananas are one thing that they said you may want to avoid when making a smoothie but they say raspberries are good for you and other certain berries, I have had the mixed berry yogurt before and loved it so I figure maybe that would be the way to go is something with berries ....i dunno cuz i am not familiar with a lot of this stuff. I am also looking to find something that is good for me to with vitamin c and stuff like that because I want to help avoid getting colds or have something that may help with that. I had the diarreah for 3 months and it stopped finally was in the hospital for a few days cuz i was also in a lot of pain and come to find out not only did i have inflamation of my colon and irriation to my intestins upper and lower and the day after being released from the hospital i was still in tons of pain so went back up and was there for a while but suddenly the pain wasnt as bad but man did i ever feel really bloated .....come to find out i had a cyst in my stomach area that errupted and left out acidic fluid. Well no more got out of that and still had the diarreah and a month later having the diarreah finally slow down and then only had it every so often i ended up getting sick with a bad cold and ear infection, having a hard time breathing cuz your all congested up sucks. So yeah with being sick with all that stuff going on I have lost weight, im still not feeling the best having trouble eating, im lucky if i can eat 1-2 times a day and nothing really all that big I have been throwing up a lot and im just looking to get better in doing so I believe if i can find some healthy foods to eat or drink it may help keep me healthy and fight colds and other things, I really want to lose weight and being sick is setting me back a lot, its almost been 4 months with everything going on and i have been to the dr and on meds....I want to get better so i can get back on track and start loosing weight the right way with diet and exercise....any help with plenty of recipes will be appreciated.....i know my weight may start going back up when i finally get normal feeling but thats ok i will be finally getting into a regular diet routine. Please help me

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