Dr. Tina Marcantel, RN, NMD

Smoothies

published by Dr. Marcantel on April 17th, 2012 Print this page

SMOOTHIES

Smoothies are a great breakfast drink to start your day and a perfect energy snack between meals. They’re a fast and easy way to get a good amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients in one delicious drink! It’s fun to make up your own recipes, and the variety of flavors you can have is as unlimited as your imagination.

 

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

1 cup water
handful of greens
1 scoop protein powder
handful of blackberries
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
handful of carrots
1 frozen banana
1 dropper liquid grape stevia

Delicious Green Smoothie

 

Ingredients suggested in this video:

*Power greens (baby spinach, mizuna, chard, kale)
*Cilantro
*Bell pepper
*Carrots
*Cucumbers
*Onion
*Garlic
*avocado
*basil
*water

 

Coconut–Pineapple Smoothie

3/4 cup light coconut milk                                                                            1/2 of a frozen banana
3/4 cup frozen pineapple                                                                              1/2 dropper of stevia (optional)

Place all ingredients in blender. Add water to achieve desired consistency. Blend.

Cherry–Vanilla Smoothie

2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder                                                        1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup frozen cherries                                                                                  a few drops of stevia sweetener (optional)

Place ingredients in blender, add water, and blend.

HINT: A number of people have told me that they don’t make smoothies because they don’t want to deal with the blender clean up. For added convenience, use an individual serving sized blender like the Bella Cucina Rocket Blender or the Magic Bullet.

Blueberry–Spinach Smoothie

1/2 cup of blueberries                                                                                      a handful of baby spinach
a handful of baby carrots                                                                                 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon ground flax seed                                                                        1/2 of a frozen banana
a few drops of stevia sweetener

Place ingredients in blender, add water, and blend.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

1/2 frozen banana                                                                                             2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup unsweetened chocolate or vanilla almond milk

Place ingredients in blender, add water, and blend.

HINT: Add 2 tablespoons (more or less) of whey protein powder to any of these for extra protein punch. If you are sensitive to whey, pea protein powder or egg white protein powder make great alternatives.

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