Smoothies have been my go to meal because they are super easy to make and you can get creative with them. I used to use Milk, Almond Milk and Coconut milk but I now make my smoothies with just Coconut Water as there are many benefits to drinking it. Coconut water is great for hydrating your body especially after the gym or a hot day, it’s also great for the day after a night of drinking.
Some people use fresh fruit, but I like using frozen fruit as they are frozen at their peak. So you are getting the same nutritional benefits if you were to use fresh fruit, plus frozen fruit stays good for up to 6 months while fresh fruit you only have a couple of days to use before they spoil.
I also like to throw in some Kale or Spinach for some extra green, and honestly I can’t really tell they are in my smoothies when I add them. Another great add in is low fat or non fat yogurt to add some extra creaminess and honey as a natural sweetener. You can also add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder as well!
Last night for dinner I made a smoothie that tasted like Blueberry Pie! It was delicious. I used 8 oz of Coconut water, frozen fruit; Dole Mixed berries (about 1 cup) and a cup of blueberries that I had previously froze. I also added in a tablespoon of Low Fat Dannon Vanilla Yogurt and about a teaspoon of Honey and a shake or two of cinnamon. I blended until smooth and it tasted great.
If you’re watching your weight or on a diet or trying to eat healthier, I would recommend smoothies. They taste great and keep you full and will keep you on track with your goals!
Let me know if you tried the “Blueberry Pie” smoothie that I created!!