Foodie Friday: Smoothies

Smoothies are awesome, for a lot of different reasons.  One, here in FL it is already getting hot, and they are a nice refreshing cold drink, especially if you grind up ice in there too, like me.  You can put anything you like in a smoothie.  I will share my favorite below.  For extra protein you can add whey powder.  Some people add bran, oats, flax seeds, and some cottage cheese.  Yes, cottage cheese.  I haven’t tried that yet, just seems gross to me.  I use a smoothie as a replacement meal.  My machine makes an 8 oz smoothie, and I can easily take it with me when it is ready.  Veggies such as spinach, and zucchini, which add beneficial nutrients but do not alter the flavor, are some also great choices.  I haven’t tried other veggies, but I know others use carrots, cucumbers, broccoli etc.  I have tried cabbage, and cukes, but they alter the flavor.  I like cukes, but not in my drink.  As a base liquid you could also use V8 juice, again not a popular one for me, but V8 splash was pretty good.  If you have Diabetes, or CKD of course you still need to count the potassium, sugar, carbs, protein, calcium, phosphorus etc.

My favorite smoothie is, 1oz all natural OJ no pulp, 3 ice cubes, 2 oz French Vanilla Creamer, a pinch of ground flax seed,  a pinch of fresh spinach, or mixed greens, and either a 1/2 banana, a few cherries, or some raspberries, but just one of these, not all.  I drink my smoothie pretty quick, because once it starts to get to room temperature, I am not enjoying it so much.  If it is too thick, I just add a little more liquid, usually water, just to loosen the consistency.

Do you make smoothies?  What is your favorite?  If you would like to learn about using smoothies as a meal replacement, use the contact form below to message me.



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My name is Melissa. I am a certified Health Coach, Holistic Coach, Kidney Coach, LPN, can coach in Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, am level 2 Reiki certified, and I want to be your Health and Wellness Coach. I am continually learning and taking classes to expand my knowledge base.

3 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Smoothies

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