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Smoothies… bad for you, right? Wrong! Smoothies get a bad rap for being high in calories and sugar (which can be true) but if you’re making them with the right ingredients and for the right reasons, they can be very good for you. There are key ingredients that can be used in smoothies to boost your metabolism, aid in weight loss, give you a boost before a workout, and help restore you after a workout. The key is knowing which ingredients to use.

Yogurt: good for protein, calcium and probiotics
Bananas: rich in potassium, vitamin B, and other nutrients. Bananas add a sweet element to smoothies!
Milk: A great source for calcium and other nutrients
Berries: add a sweet element and pack a ton of healthy benefits
Whey protein: gives you a boost of protein
Teas: different types of teas offer all different kinds of health benefits and a different flavor to your smoothie
HEALTHY fats: like flaxseed oil and avocado help keep you full

Check out this infographic for smoothie recipes for all kinds of situations!

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Healthy Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

Love the taste of cinnamon buns but feel guilty eating them? Enjoy this cinnamon bun smoothie with less than 1/4 of the calories consumed in a normal cinnamon bun. Sounds pretty tempting doesn’t it? Click the photo to view the full recipe.

Greek Yogurt Blackberry Smoothie

Enjoy a protien smoothie WITHOUT adding protein powder. That’s right, this smoothie’s protein comes from the greek yogurt. This smoothie is delicious, healthy and easy to make.

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 frozen banana
1, 6-ounce container of plain nonfat/low-fat Greek yogurt
4 cubes of ice
1/2–3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or another type of milk.

To prepare: Place blackberries, banana, yogurt, ice cubes and 1/4 cup milk in blender and blend until fruit is pureed and ingredients are well combined. Enjoy!

Detox Smoothies

Posted: December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Detox Smoothies

Click the photo to view 25 different detox smoothie recipes. With 25 recipes in one place, you will love your options to choose from. Don’t wait, detox.