Creating The Ultimate Nutritious Smoothie:
An easy way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake!
Smoothies are a great and convenient option for breakfast or post-workout recovery fuel when made with the right ingredients. When building your smoothie, follow these tips to ensure a balance of nutrients and sustained energy:
Fruit: Stick to 1/2-1 cup fresh or frozen fruit - overloading on fruit will not fill you up for long
Vegetables: Add a handful of greens, chopped beets, diced carrots, or cauliflower to add color and fiber– you won’t taste them in the finished product!
Protein: Use low fat milk, Greek yogurt, soy milk, or nut/seed butter to add muscle repairing protein
Fiber: rolled oats, chia, flax, and hemp seeds add cholesterol-lowering fiber to slow down digestion
Add-ins/toppings: A sprinkle of granola or cereal, chia seeds, or a drizzle of nut butter adds texture and energy
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