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  • Stay Cool and Healthy this Spring with our Dietitian-Approved Smoothies

    Published: 05/08/2013

    Our own Dietitian, Theresa Shank, has shared some of her delicious and nutritious smoothie recipes to keep you cool and healthy this spring and summer.

    Simple Cold Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast
    Makes 3 servings
    2 1/2 cups rolled oats
    1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
    2 tbsp chia seeds
    2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
    2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    4 scoops vanilla Whey To Go protein powder (optional, available at whole foods)

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
    2. Mix thoroughly until protein powder has dissolved
    3. Portion, equally, into 3 mason jars
    4. Cover mason jars and place in the refrigerator. It is best to let them sit for 60 minutes before eating so that the oats can soak up the liquid, overnight is better

    Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
    ¼ Cup fat free milk
    ¾ Cup Greek yogurt
    1 Whole banana
    1 ½ Cup frozen strawberries
    ¼ avocado
    ¼ tsp Vanilla extract

    Pour the milk onto the blades of the blender, followed by the yogurt. If you want a thinner consistency, add more milk. Add the peeled banana and avocado, and then blend the mixture. When the mix is completely blended, add the frozen strawberries and blend until smooth.

    Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
    3/4 Cup Greek yogurt
    2 Tbsp All Natural Peanut Butter
    1 Banana
    1/8 Cup milk
    3/4 Cup ice

    Add the milk, yogurt, and banana; blend. Add the peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) and blend again. Lastly, blend in desired amount of ice; the more ice, the thicker the consistency.

    Broccoli Blueberry Smoothie
    1 cup of frozen blueberries
    1/2 cup of steamed broccoli
    1/2 cup of unsweetened cranberry juice
    1/2 cup of plain non fat Greek yogurt

    Blend and combine to make 1 smoothie. Add strawberries or blackberries for an additional burst of nutrition.

    Sweet Veggie Smoothie
    ½ cup apple juice
    1 cup of sliced apple
    1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1/2 cup sliced carrots
    1/2 cup of cucumber (peeled and sliced)
    2 cups of ice
    1 dash of nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

    Blend this vegetable smoothie until smooth. Adding the nutmeg and cinnamon will give it great fragrance.

    Berry Berry Good Smoothie
    1/2 raspberries
    1/2 cup strawberries
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1 cup fat free milk
    2 cups ice
    1 small shredded carrot

    Blend until smooth

    An Apple A Day Green Smoothie
    a. 3/4 cup yogurt
    b. 1/4 fat free milk
    c. 1 apple, cored
    d. 3″ cucumber (about 1/2 cucumber)
    e. 1 cup spinach
    f. 1/4 cup cashews
    g. 1 tsp vanilla
    h. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    i. 1/8 tsp nutmeg, cardamom, allspice (optional)

    Add all the ingredients to a blender
    Start on a low speed, slowly increasing to high
    Blend until smooth

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