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Anyone for smoothies?

Friday, September 12th, 2014

I’ll be honest. I have only recently started drinking smoothies. I was never a big fan of milkshakes, and always looked at the texture of a smoothie as the same. This is where my ignorance hurt me. I should have done more research into smoothies and I would have found out all of the ways to make a healthy smoothie that, not only tastes great, but helps you with weight loss! Here are a couple of my favorites to try.

This is one I use to boost my metabolism in the mornings:
6 ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
10 almonds
1/4 cup broccoli florets (with the stems cut off)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup cannelloni beans
3/4 cup iced green tea
1 teaspoon flax-meal
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

It comes out to about 345 calories and 30 grams of protein, but it provides almost 30% of your daily fiber needs. On top of it, it tastes amazing!

My afternoon smoothie that I like to have is the apple flaxseed cinnamon smoothie. The ingredients are below.
Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
8 ounces coconut water
4 raw almonds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped apple (about 1 medium apple try for a granny smith apple if possible)
1/2 scoop unsweetened protein powder
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)

I also suggest you make this ahead of time. If not, add 3 ice cubes to chill it. Letting this chill in the refrigerator for a while does help with the taste. For a an extra boost I used http://pure.garciniacambogiablog.us recommendation.

If anyone is interested in more smoothie ideas, or would like me to post their smoothie recipes, please feel free to contact me! I look forward to hearing from you!