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How healthy are smoothies? I went out and bought myself a Nutribullet. The promise of healthy smoothies and the quick breakfasts lured me in. So this is my normal everyday smoothies: a good handful of spinach; some fruit that is in season ( apple, pear, etc), I toss in a banana, and maybe some berries. 3 tb of Greek yogurt, 2tb of peanut butter, and some ground flax seed. (The PB and yogurt help with protein -- I'm vegetarian). Is this a healthy habit or am I fooling myself? --- Chris
Chris - Thank you for your question!Smoothies can be a great way to get in nutrition on-the-go. It's all about the device! The nutribullet, ninja, and vitamix are all great options. The goal with the device here is to preserve the beneficial natural fibers found in the fruits and vegetables you are pureeing. Now, let's talk ingredients. While peanut butter is a great option for protein (especially for vegetarians), it is also high in fat. If you are not trying to lose weight or are at a healthy...
Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: N/A Serving Size: approximately 3 cups - Makes 2 servings Slices: 0 Ingredients 1 ½ cups strawberries, frozen 1 cup almond milk (you may also use soy or fat free cow's milk) ½ English (hot-house) cucumber, deseeded and chopped into large chunks* 2 TB raw honey ½ lemon, juice of Directions Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add ...