Our family starts each morning with a smoothie. My sister gave me a smoothie maker as a gift a while ago, and at the time I wasn’t sure I would use it – I was wrong. This inexpensive tool makes the process much easier!
Mine has markings on the side for liquid and frozen ingredients – just fill and blend, no guess work. The plunger on top allows me to stir around the frozen fruit as it is blending to avoid binding – it works like a charm.
Here is our favorite recipe:
1 fresh banana
½ cup frozen mango
5 frozen strawberries
¼ cup frozen blueberries
2 T french vanilla nonfat yogurt (all natural, no high fructose corn syrup)
OR 2 T soft tofu
1 T ground flax seed
1 ½ cup fruit and vegetable juice blend (all natural, no added sugar)
Serves 2 – drink with a straw to avoid the ‘glop’ into your face as you reach the bottom!
Enjoy a tasty start to your day to Empower Your Body and Embrace Your Heart.
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Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.