Healthy Smoothie Recipe


Healthy Smoothie Recipe
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Imagine improving the quality of your diet, meeting your daily intake of fruit, and adding an array of beneficial phytochemicals into your diet by drinking a fruit smoothie that tasted just as good as a milk shake. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not only possible, but it’s as easy as pushing a button. I spent many years experimenting with the right blend of ingredients to develop the most satisfying and nutritious smoothie possible.  

What’s remarkable about this healthy smoothie recipe is that fits perfectly with a whole foods diet. Most commercial smoothies contain protein powders, refined sugars like high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and other undesirable additives. (Some even contain hydrogenated oils, a source of trans fat.) Smoothies can be used as a meal replacement: The healthy smoothie recipe below contains 540 calories, six fruit servings, and a whopping 12 grams of fiber.  A healthy smoothie recipe can also be a great way to add other nutritious foods into your diet, like flax seed oil, sunflower seeds, spirulina, chlorella, and wheat germ – all of which can be added to the smoothie. Give it a try!

The key to improving your health – and the premise for my new book The Best Natural Foods on the Market Today – A Yuppies Guide to Hippie Food, Vol. 1, is to make simple changes that improve your health without sacrificing taste. I suggest that you start with easy changes that can make a big difference to your health. For example, I recommend Organic Valley organic milk instead of regular supermarket milk, discovering the benefit of omega 3 eggs, and learning how to cook quinoa in quinoa recipes.  My book explores the health attributes of other foods that you can easily add to your diet, such as almond butter, nutritional yeast, miso, and tahini. It also uncovers several food myths including the truth about free range chicken, the necessity of food additives in the modern diet, and the safety of antibiotics in animal products.

Smoothie Royale by Greg Hottinger, MPH, RD and Jeffrey Magner

1½ cups Edensoy Extra Original soymilk
8 medium-sized dates (pitted)
½ ounce raw or roasted almonds (12 almonds)
1 cup frozen blueberries, strawberries or raspberries
1 medium frozen banana (peel before freezing)

1. Add soymilk, dates and almonds to a blender.
2. Liquefy for several minutes until smooth.
3. Cut the banana into 1” pieces
4. Add the frozen fruit and blend until thick and creamy

Serves Two
Nutrition Analysis per Serving: 270 calories, 7 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 3.5 grams monounsaturated fat, 2.5 grams polyunsaturated fat, 8 grams protein, 48 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 60 milligrams sodium

 

Nutrients

Leading Fast-Food Brand 

Vanilla Shake

(8-ounces)

 

Smoothie Royale

(8-ounces)

Calories

285

270

Fat

16 grams

7 grams

Saturated Fat

11 grams (54% Daily Value)

0.5 grams

Myristic Acid

2 grams

0 grams

Fruit Servings

ZERO

3 servings

Leading Fast-Food Brand Vanilla Shake
Ingredients: Whole milk, sucrose, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids, mono and diglycerides, guar gum, imitation vanilla flavor, carrageenan, cellulose gum, vitamin A palmitate. Vanilla Syrup: Corn syrup, water, vanilla, caramel color, vanilla bean fiber, pectin, citric acid, sodium benzoate (a preservative), calcium chloride, FD&C Yellow #5 and FD&C Yellow #6.

Smoothie Royale
Ingredients: Soymilk, banana, blueberries, dates, almonds

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