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Replace A Meal With A Healthy Smoothie Challenge

Toni-Ann DiSantis

All it takes is a blender, your favorite fruits, some dark leafy green veggies and 10 minutes in the kitchen daily. This underappreciated kitchen gadget can be an indispensable part of making delicious, healthy, and super quick meals.

It’s hands down the healthiest fast food.

 

Kale Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
2 cups kale
1 tablespoon spirulina
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 177 calories, 7g fat (0g saturated), 26g carbs, 8g protein, 7g fiber, 327mg calcium, 205mg sodium

Chocolate Avocado Goddess

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 frozen banana
1 cup ice
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 306 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated), 42g carbs, 4g protein, 11g fiber, 124mg calcium, 101mg sodium

 

Berry Almond Bliss

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon flaxseed
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 272 calories, 14g fat (1g saturated), 35g carbs, 7g protein, 9g fiber, 289mg calcium, 219mg sodium

 

Strawberry & Toasted Coconut

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton, not a can)
2 cups organic frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon spirulina
1 teaspoon bee pollen
2 tablespoons toasted coconut shavings (divided)

Directions: Combine first five ingredients and 1 tablespoon coconut in a blender and blend until smooth. Toast remaining coconut in a 350-degree oven for about 3 minutes until golden brown. (Watch closely because coconut can burn easily.) Top smoothie with toasted coconut.

Nutrition score per serving: 81 calories, 4g fat (4g saturated), 10g carbs, 2g protein, 2.5g fiber, 63mg calcium, 29mg sodium