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2/20/13 9:23 P

Thanks for all the help. It was great. So many good ideas, not sure where to start.

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2/19/13 12:42 P

I don't have recipes per se. I use whatever is in my fridge and freezer

Normally I choose a green-- spinach, kale, collards, swiss chard,etc
then I choose my fruit-- apples, bananas, peaches, berries of all types, etc
then I may choose protein-- such as peanut butter or other nut butters.
I may throw in some powders such as complex c or acai powder, chia seeds, etc
Lastly I either use filtered water or unsweetened almond milk.

I find that i don't need "recipes" for smoothies. They are easy to make and you just add in things that you like.

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Posts: 91
2/19/13 12:27 P

I love this recipe because it has vegetables in it that you can't even taste!

-4 medium strawberries (frozen, I buy the fresh kind and freeze them)
-1/4 c blueberries (frozen again)
-1/4 c spinich
-1/2 c diet v8 (only 10 cals per 8 oz)
-2 tbsp plain or flavored greek yogurt

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Posts: 119
2/19/13 11:53 A

I have this one every morning and LOVE it...

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2/19/13 10:54 A

I like to make a smoothie using frozen mango chunks, frozen peach slices, a fresh banana, unsweetened almond milk, and sometimes a 100 calorie packet of instant oatmeal all mixed up! The oatmeal packet gives it a different texture and also helps to keep you full longer. emoticon

Posts: 216
2/19/13 10:03 A

I had one this morning that was really filling and good for me. It was a chopped up frozen banana, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, and 1 cup of plain Shredded Wheat cereal. Mixed it up, drank through a straw in the car on my commute to work, and then used a spoon to get the last 3 or so bites when I got to work.

It was 275 calories (I eat food-food at home first because 275 isn't enough calories for me for breakfast), 181mg of sodium, 9g of fiber, 9g of protein, and 9g of natural sugar from the nanner.

I would have never thought to add the plain Shredded Wheat, but it added that thick texture I personally enjoy compared to liquidy fruit all the time.

Edited by: LUCKINLOVE at: 2/19/2013 (10:04)

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2/19/13 9:20 A

Here is a link to a list of ideas from SparkRecipes.

Coach Tanya

Posts: 15
2/18/13 10:16 P

I am a huge fan of fruit smoothies as a healthy snack. Often times they help tame or even get rid of my sweet tooth. So they are usually my go to snack. My problem is that I'm only eating strawberry banana smoothies and I'm starting to get a bit burned out on that recipe. I'm looking for some healthy but tasty smoothie recipes. Any ideas?

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