Quick and Healthy Smoothie! No Added Sugar!

I love smoothies because they are quick, easy, and if prepared with the right ingredients can be nutritious. 

The great thing about them is that they can be consumed at any time of the day, for any meal or even a snack. Also, smoothies can be enjoyed by the whole family.

 

Yummy and Healthy Smoothie
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of frozen fruits
  2. 1/3 of an avocado
  3. 1 scoop of green powder
  4. 1 scoop of protein powder
  5. 2 tbsp of plain whole milk yogurt
  6. 2 cups of milk (add more milk to thin out the consistency)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!
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Fun Facts and Tips:

  • You can use any frozen fruits you want.
  • Avocado is a “good” fat that helps you feel full.
  • Green Powder is an additional supplement of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. The trick with greens powders is that you want to make sure that the ingredients are made from whole foods (spinach, cherry, grape, etc) and if possible no added sugar and organic. Look at the label and ingredients carefully, to see what is in the powder and always check for any allergens you or your family members may have. My favorite green powder is from Trader Joe’s Super Green Drink Powder Berry Flavor and the cost is around 20 dollars. I have seen many green powders at Amazon, and Whole Foods. Also, you can omit it if you are not comfortable using it.
  • Protein Powders can get a little complicated and I would recommend using the least processed, organic, and contain whole ingredients. I include protein powder because protein is an important component in every meal. In my house, we use Bob’s Red Mill Whey Protein Concentrate and costs about 12 dollars per 12 ounces bag. There are many different kinds of protein powder including hemp, rice, or even pea. 
  • Yogurt and milk are really a matter of preference. Try to stick with organic and full fat. I like Greek Yogurt and Coconut Milk. Experiment and find out what you like! 
  • Add-Ins: spinach, kale, dates (for a sweetener) and even a nut butter. The recipe above came from experimenting with different ingredients, fruits, and foods.
  • This recipe does not taste sweet and if you like a sweeter smoothie add dates or frozen bananas.

If you have a special smoothie recipe you would like to share, have a question, or want to share your experience with the recipe above please comment below.

Have Fun and Enjoy!

Heidi

This blog is not sponsored. All products were purchased by Beansters Bytes LLC. All opinions are our own. We are not medical professionals; this blog is for entertainment purposes only. 

I am a Nutritionist and Blogger who is not known for her plating of food or photo skills. I love to empower people to live the busy lives they have created, while being healthy, happy, and hopefully at their best every day.
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