Healthy Smoothies

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With fruits and vegetables at their height, homemade smoothies can be a perfect breakfast or snack when on the go. There are three components to a smoothie:

  • First – fruits or vegetables of your choice.  Frozen is great year round.  Dried fruits give a natural sweetness.

  • Second are the fillers which are the carbohydrates, protein or fat to keep you full for longer. Such as Greek yogurt, nut butters or seeds.
  • And third, the right liquids to make the smoothie easy to drink.  Any variety of milk such as cows, goat, almond, soy or rice.
  • Never add commercial fruit juices which have fewer vitamins and fibre than whole fruit.
  • The perfect ratio is 1 to 1 ½ cups of fruits or vegetables, one tbsp of nut butter or ¼ cup of yogurt and ½ to 1 cup of milk.
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