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09-Sep-2010

The Perfect Blend

Fruit Smoothie with a Twist

What’s so “cool” about a fruit smoothie? Blender drinks provide a super-simple, healthy treat. Refreshing and delicious, smoothies make a great breakfast drink or an afternoon pick-me-up snack with healthful benefits. Here’s a favorite blend, with a special twist to spice it up a bit:

In a blender, put 2 cups of milk, non-dairy milk, yogurt, fruit juice or water. Add the following: 1 banana, 1 apple (peeled), 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries and 1/4 cup frozen raspberries. (Frozen fruit retains its nutritional value, as it is usually frozen right after picking–plus it gives a refreshing coolness to your smoothie.) Now the “twist”–add a pinch of turmeric, a pinch of cinnamon and a heaping teaspoon of fresh chopped ginger. If you like it a little sweeter, add a 1/2 teaspoon of agave nectar. Blend up a single serving or enough for the whole family. Be creative, add what you love and feel free to experiment. Enjoy a delicious, nutritious meal in a glass!

Recommended: Super Smoothies: 50 Recipes for Health and Energy

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Anonymous commented on 19-Nov-2010 05:12 AM3 out of 5 stars

Would add: 1 T.VitamineralGreens powder 1/4C "Supreme Meal" powder (blend of sprouted, freeze-dried quinoa, millet & amaranth powder + additional nutrients=17gms very close to protein of egg) 1 T. coconut oil

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