I eat a lot more fruit, yogurt, tofu, and flaxseed than I used to. I look forward to it, because they're all part of my daily smoothie. I've found smoothies are great for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert, but my favorite time to have one is right after exercising. I've even converted Eric!
There is no specific recipe but, here's a guide:
*Start with fresh or frozen fruit in any combination, i.e., berries, cranberries, pomegranate seeds, rhubarb, peaches, melon, kiwi, banana, etc. I prefer it if most of the fruit is frozen.
*If the fruit you use is dark, add some frozen spinach or swiss chard! Just put a bag of salad spinach in your freezer and pull out a handful. You WON'T taste it or even see it!
*Add some plain yogurt--I always have some on hand, made in my crockpot
*Add some silken tofu if you want, for extra protein and nutrition
*For extra liquid, add milk, water, or juice
*If you'd like, add some ground seeds (I keep a mix in the fridge), oat bran, wheat germ, or ground nuts
*Sweeten however you want, although this often isn't necessary if you've used bananas, orange juice, etc.
*Experiment! Make a tropical smoothie with almonds, lime juice, bananas, and coconut milk! Save extra pumpkin puree in ice cube trays and pop a couple in your smoothie. Freeze your smoothies in popsicle molds and give them to your kids!
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