Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday…Healthy Smoothies for the New Year

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Happy 2017! We hope your year is off to a fantastic start. If you’ve decided to make this your healthiest year yet, you’ve probably been thinking a lot about how you might adjust your nutritional habits. Often times this makes us think about the foods we shouldn’t be eating. Instead of focusing on foods that are off limits, let’s look at some tasty foods you can add to your diet that are full of nutrients.smoothie

This week, try adding a healthy smoothie to your diet each day. These smoothie recipes are filled with muscle-building protein, good-for-you carbs, healthy fats, and even some veggies. (Did you know that you can’t even taste the spinach in a smoothie?) They are packed with nutrition, and, believe it or not, they’re delicious. Try one for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day. They’re a great way to nourish your body and keep healthy in this new year.

 

Very Berry Super Shake

This drink is packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, phyto-nutrients, and probiotics!

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BLEND:

6 – 8 oz water

handful of spinach

1 cup frozen mixed berries

¼ cup plain yogurt ( I like plain Greek yogurt the best because it has more protein.)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

ice as needed

 

Apple Pie in a Glass

Yes, this shake tastes like an apple pie in a glass…without all the calories! Most blenders will be able to pulverize an apple, but you may want to cut it into thin slices just to make sure. Depending on the strength of your blender, you can leave the skin on for extra phyto-nutrients.

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BLEND:

6 – 8 oz water or milk of choice

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 apple, core removed, and sliced into wedges

handful of spinach

1 tbsp almonds

1/8 cup of uncooked oats

cinnamon to taste

ice as needed

 

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Shake

You’d never even know that spinach is hiding in this delicious chocolate and peanut butter shake.

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6 – 8 oz water or milk of choice

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

½ banana

handful of spinach

1 tbsp natural peanut butter

1 tsp dark cocoa powder

ice as needed

 

Strawberry Banana Blast

Adding ground flax to this classic smoothie will give you extra fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

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6 – 8 oz water or milk of choice

1 scoop vanilla or strawberry protein powder

½ banana

½ cup frozen strawberries

handful of spinach

1 tbsp ground flax

ice as needed

 

Chocolate Cherry Awesomeness

Research suggests that cherries can ease soreness after a workout. They also contain a compound that has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect and may reduce the frequency of gout attacks.

chocolate-cherry-smoothie4BLEND:

6-8 oz water or milk of choice

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 cup frozen sweet dark cherries, pits removed

handful of spinach

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp dark cocoa powder

 

Tropical Delight

It’s like a pina colada, but better for your waistline!

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6-8 oz water or milk of choice

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

½ banana

½ cup pineapple

handful of spinach

1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

¼ cup plain yogurt

ice as needed

 

Stay happy, healthy, and N motion, AND REMEMBER…age is just a number!

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