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Smoothie Smarts

Simple, Healthy, and Delicious Treats


5/27/2010 10:49:51 PM

Hi, I just signed up tonight and want to improve my health program. A couple of tips I would like to share are: I just read how much yogurt improves your weight loss and also soy beans, and mushrooms (any kind). They are considered excellent for knocking off the weight faster.
5/25/2010 12:51:25 PM

try taking 10 baby carrots and adding one orange plus orange juice. blend with a cup of ice...very yummy.

5/24/2010 2:07:01 PM

Today is my first day of my diet, I made me a fruit smoothie with half cup of yoplait yougart two strawberries 6 blue berries three 1/4 thick slices of mango and one half inch slice of fresh pineapple in my blender it was great.
5/21/2010 11:07:41 AM

CMARSHY's SparkPage
I make a smoothie every morning with frozen fruit, ground flax, scoop of protein powder, oj or skim milk and I throw in a handful of oats. I fills me up and keeps me going for hours.
5/20/2010 8:27:14 PM

LBEASEY's SparkPage
I enjoy a smoothie in the AM for breakfast. Yoplait has a smoothie fruit mix in the freezer that makes fixing them a breeze. My entire family ask for one when they hear the Magic Bullet going.
5/5/2010 11:38:57 PM

I have never had a smoothie but I am going to learn to like them.
5/4/2010 6:30:24 PM

JCBRUCE80's SparkPage
This used to be my favorite breakfast after I just had my daughter in the middle of the summer. I could hold it in one hand and drink my breakfast while my daughter would nurse. My favorite way to make mine was some ice, low fat milk, sweetened nonfat yogurt, a banana, a cup or two of berries, and some protein powder. Any extra that I wouldn't drink went to my two boys who loved it too. It was delicious, perfect for the heat of the summer, filling (it would usually last me at least until lunch and I often wasn't ready to eat until a couple hours past the average lunch time), and very healthy. What a cool idea to use leftovers to make fruit bars! I will have to remember that one this summer.
5/4/2010 10:57:13 AM

CRFAUX - You go BOY! ?? GIRL!!?? Anyhoo I agree , natural , unrefined sweeteners are much better, try them and see if you notice that you have less swelling, cutting out refined sugar and flour from you diet will help bloating go away!! AWESOME results! Smoothies are the best! Try making your own juices, having a juicer is a bit pricy but well worth it! Vitimins galore and the flavors are un-beet-able (soory had to be done!) try beet juice to sweeten smoothies and adds a lovely color too! enjoy!
4/30/2010 5:07:17 AM

Yesterday I made a delicious smoothie using a 32 oz container of organic, low-fat, plain yougurt, a pint of strawberries from my freezer and a little sugar to sweeten it a bit. With the blender stored in the refrig, it makes a quick, healthy pick-me-up during a busy day.
4/29/2010 11:42:31 PM

A Ninja Blender is perfect for smoothies. I also buy unsweetened vanilla almond milk at 40 calories in a 8 oz serving. I do add flaxseed, it gives the smoothie a nutty flavor.
4/26/2010 8:41:53 AM

Yummy, I wish I had a blender!
4/19/2010 9:13:20 AM

DAVVIK's SparkPage
savory smoothies are good too (use v8 beans and greens)
4/10/2010 9:28:54 PM

If you want a little extra zing --
I love the taste and bite of fresh ginger but can't stand to bite into even the smallest bit -- so, at the very beginning of the process, I pour some or all of the water or juice I'll be using into a dish deep and wide enough in which to set a small sieve then use a micro plane to grate ginger into the sieve so I can marinate the ginger in the juice/water then pull it out before adding the liquid to the blender. Can do ahead and freeze this, too.
Or --
add just a bit of unsweetened lemonade drink mix powder from an envelope (you can fold over the envelope to use a bit more in the next batch.
4/6/2010 2:01:53 PM

SHMOO746600's SparkPage
I was motivated to make a smoothie today after this article. Here's what I used:
Ice, splash of skim milk, splash of chocolate soy milk, frozen berries, a banana, quick cooking rolled oats. FABULOUS. Kind of tastes like chocolate cherry! Thanks for all the good ideas!
3/28/2010 1:08:18 PM

Smoothies are great, but I try to cut even more calories by adding water to the smoothie itself or to juice. Cuts down acid too. If you feel really indulgent ant fancy a party 'cocktail', why not add a splash of your favourite wine? Sinful!

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