Smoothies for all seasons

August 22nd, 2013 Posted in exercise, fitness, health, nutrition, personal training

Smoothies are everywhere these days, but most of them are loaded with sugar and calories.  Homemade smoothies are a great way to get in your fruit and veggies for the day, an excellent way to add more protein to your diet and they are quick.

When making smoothies add your liquid first, then your protein powder, fruit, then ice.  Another tip is to freeze banana slices and add them to your smoothies.  They made the smoothie thicker without altering the taste.  Also, depending on where you live, you may not have access to fresh fruit so frozen fruit works just fine.

 

Here are 4 smoothies you can make at home that go with the seasons.  Enjoy!

Fall: Pumpkin Pie

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

3/4 cup instant oatmeal that has been cooked with water

1/4 cup chopped pecans

2 TBSP yogurt

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Ice   Makes 2-8oz servings

Winter: Get your Greens

1/2 cup orange juice

1 cup of spinach

1 apple, peeled and chopped, core removed

1 frozen banana

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Makes 2-3 cups

Spring: Bring on the berries

1/2 cup of orange juice

6oz of yogurt

1/2 cup of strawberries

1/2 cup of blueberries

1 scoop of protein powder

Ice

Makes 2-8oz servings

Summer: Stone Fruit

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 plum, pit removed, flesh roughly chopped

1 peach, pit removed, flesh roughly chopped

1 nectarine, pit removed, flesh roughly chopped

1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 scoop of protein powder

Makes 2 8-oz servings

Tell us what you put in your smoothies! I would love to hear from you!

 

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One Comment

  1. Brenda says:

    I will have to try the pumpkin pie one! Thanks Lisa!

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