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Smoothie Smarts

Simple, Healthy, and Delicious Treats

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  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
  • Just had my smoothie, jiff peanut powder, milk and yogurt. Yum
  • I use Vega protein powder, frozen sliced banana, unsweetened almond milk, 2-3 oz fresh avocado. Healthy blend of ingredients. I tend to use just 1/2 of a medium banana to keep the carbs down as I have become sensitive to carb spikes and feeling very tired When my system crashes from to many carbs. This mix works well for breakfast when I have early meetings. I also add cocoa powder, unsweetened, or PB2 powder to change up the flavor without adding a lot of calories.
  • I love to make smoothies for breakfast...blend, sip, go!
  • They look delicious!
  • These looks yummy! Thank you!
  • I love adding smoothies to my meal plan using my vitamix. It may be very old, but that vitamix still works great and with a vitamix you get all the benefits (including the fiber) from your fruits and veggies vs juicing them.
  • I freeze fresh or canned fruit in ice trays. They don't stick. Once frozen I put them into a ziplock bag. Then just grab what you'd like when you are ready to make a smoothie!
  • I love smoothies.... I buy frozen fruit, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries... I use 1/2 a small banana, almond milk, 1tsp ground flax (I use a coffee grinder), rice protein powder, sometimes add vanilla extract... sometimes even add some ground rolled oats... and my favorite green Kale!
  • ANNAS7
    Thank you all for all the info! Really helps. I kept gaining and gaining instead of losing! So I had given up and was eating everything! I'm so short, it all shows up and I get inflammation really bad on my knees! So I've started back again! I couldn't even get in any jeans. I hate when I feel so much inflammation. But I feel alittle better already, lost 2 lbs so far, better than gaining 2! Thanks for all the encouragement.
  • SOPRANOPROVOCE
    My recommendation is to use fruits that equalize blood sugar, such as, blueberries and cherries, and to stay away from yellow fruits such as pineapple and banana, which are high in sugar and can cause a blood sugar spike. Maintaining an equalized blood sugar helps to cut cravings. I have been very successful losing weight this way - it has been miraculous - I have lost 76 pounds since January - still have more to go, but am thrilled that I don't have to starve and can finally lose weight - Good luck to All!!
  • Another point: if you are on a number of medications, double-check with your doctors before using supplements such as chia, hemp or flax seeds, masa, goji berries, protein powders, and any form of grapefruit. Most of these either affect the absorption ot interfere with the metabolism of many medications. For example, chia seeds can create a gel in your stomach, which can keep medications from being properly absorbed. The nutritionist at the hospital or clinic you go to , or your pharmacist *might* know about this, and can recommend alternatives. I am on life-sustaining immunosuppresants after a kidney transplant; I sure don't want anything to interfere with those! Just be cautious.
  • For fantastic creaminess, use some lowfat cottage cheese with a little less than the yogurt called for. With these two ingredients, the thick texture will knock your socks off!
  • Once my Banana's are a little past ripe, I just cut them up, wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in a large zip lock bag. I can pull one pouch out and there is my banana with Almond milk chia and flax and 1 TBLS Organic PB... yum!

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