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Smoothie Smarts

Simple, Healthy, and Delicious Treats

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7/22/2009 11:32:02 AM

COPEKAT's SparkPage
I'm surprised she didn't mention any veggie smoothies. I know, I turned up my nose the first time I heard it too, but during a detox class about a year ago, I discovered a wonderful carrot juice, cucumber, melon and mango smoothie that is so light and refreshing during the sweltering Texas summer mornings.

For a lo-cal protein boost, I add a scoop of WholeFood's Vanilla Whey Protein powder.
SWEATTEA38
7/21/2009 3:58:13 PM

Hello , i just join , I am looking forward with help from this surport group. I am ready to lose weight .
KAKIBASSI
7/17/2009 4:46:00 AM

I like to use riccotto cheese, milk, ice cubes, dark european powered chololate and add a banana.
ZELDAC1
7/16/2009 3:35:53 AM

Don't have much of an appetite in the a.m. Will be trying these to see if I can start to get breakfast back on the menu.
SWINGCAT25
7/15/2009 7:04:54 PM

I have braces so I make smoothies every morning for breakfast for my boyfriend and I. I freeze 8 oz containers of non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt and throw that into the blender with a banana, frozen fruit (mangos, pineapple, strawberries, whatever was in the store) tofu and skim milk or fruit juice and blend. It is a good kick-start to the day and provides lots of vitamins, fiber and protien.
7/15/2009 3:38:15 PM

GENOBAKER's SparkPage
I am excited to be getting started with the smoothies.
It will heip me stay motivated.

Dee
LAURAMED
7/12/2009 2:12:58 PM

i'm new,too !! I love smoothies--an easy way to add your fruits--what do you think of using slimfast as a powder of choice?
CHRISTAJOANNA
7/6/2009 2:23:32 AM

My 11 yr old son and I LOVE smoothies. He often requests one every day. We like our base to be vanilla yougurt adding a handful of berries, pineapple or banannas. I like to use Splenda to sweeten it because it doesnt have that diety taste. Yougurt is great for women's health too!

I noticed the ideas to add flax so I will try that. Also, want to try to add protein.
7/5/2009 3:18:58 PM

1647GINGER's SparkPage
I get stressed out when I exercise and diet at the same time. Seems to me that I eat more when I exercise. I realize that exercise is great for the body to get toned up and feeling good, but I have a very hard time doing both at the same time. I will try just dieting and when I get down to where I have to be, I will start an exercise program to keep my weight down. Hope this works.
KIMOLER
7/3/2009 9:06:59 AM

my name is kim and i need to lose about 30lbs. i'm 30 years old with 3 kids 4, 2, and 11months so its hard to find time to workout.
6/30/2009 6:58:36 AM

EMJAYGEE24's SparkPage
I have been using smoothies as a kickstart breakfast for a few months now. I picked up a bullet blender from a friend who was moving and I haven't looked back. I get a good two or three servings of fruit out of my smoothies, as well as added calcium and protein. Plus, it's a lot easier to make a smoothie than to wait for eggs or toast! One thing that I found helpful was to put my blender right next to the fruit bowl. I just pull out whatever I want, add my favorite juice and a single serving yogurt and blend it all up. It really cheers me up in the morning to know that a smoothie is only a few minutes away!
HERITAGE14
6/28/2009 12:04:50 AM

Motivator getting started. Place a sexy picture on your refrigerator. Also when get up in the morning put on gym cloths. Good luck see if it works.
HERITAGE14
6/28/2009 12:01:17 AM

Hello, I just joined tonight. My goal is to lose and tone. Well we will see what happens. Good luck to all. I will keep you all posted.
6/26/2009 2:58:35 AM

PAWS1520's SparkPage
Hello. I just joined this evening and am hypothyroid as well. I also have high blood pressure. I am hoping this website will be the encouragement I need in order to stay motivated. I haven't read everything yet...so...I hope to talk with some of you and maybe we can do it together (motivate each other).

Joanie (paws1520)
CHOCOPHYL2
6/25/2009 10:06:39 AM

Hi All...Just found this website and looking forward to starting a healthy diet..AGAIN!!!

trying to cope with sciatica right now..but trying to excercise as best as I could...
Good Luck to you All....

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