Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nothing Says Summer Like a Smoothie!

One of the healthiest and tastiest snacks can be a smoothie. It’s a great way to pack in your daily serving of fruit. Store bought smoothies are very deceiving (as usual) and can actually set you back almost 500 calories! I made an awesome smoothie with:

  • 0% Fage Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Silk soy milk
  • One scoop of why protein
  • A handful of spinach (you can’t taste it)
  • Several cut up strawberries
  • Half of a banana
  • Ice cubes

While my smoothie has only the healthiest ingredients smoothies like the Naked banana Chocolate Protein has as much sugar as FIVE Breyers Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches, 70g!! This is when learning to read the nutrition label can save you. If you’re still confused check out page 271 in Eat This, Not That Supermarket Survival Guide Edition. This book will give you the low down on everything from cereal to canned fruit.

But if you are looking for a new mid-afternoon healthy snack that you can look forward to, whip up your own smoothie. You can get creative with it too, add some low sugar juice like Bolthouse Farms strawberry banana (eat this, not that approved!) or throw in a teaspoon of almond butter with chocolate whey protein. The options are endless!

1 comment:

  1. I have one almost every morning to get my day going! Not sure what I'll do in the winter hehe :)


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