Full Belly Sisters: 7 Simple Smoothies for Nat'l Nutrition Month

Thursday, March 12, 2015

7 Simple Smoothies for Nat'l Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this month's theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to focus on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health.

Smoothies can be a great way for both adults and children to increase their consumption of fruits and veggies. The fact is, almost everyone needs to eat more to get the amount that's recommended, say the Centers for Disease Control.

Packed with nutrition—protein, fiber, antioxidants—smoothies are a great breakfast (or even dessert!).

I've been documenting some of my daily smoothies on Instagram (I just joined a few days ago, you should follow me!) and thought I'd share the recipes for them here. With each of these combinations, just put all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and puree until smooth and frothy.

Here are my Instagram pictures of the smoothies—those filters are just really fun, what can I say?



Mango Cucumber Green Smoothie
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 Persian cucumber
  • 2/3 cup yogurt
  • 3 or 4 leaves of Boston/Bibb lettuce 






 Blueberry Grape Smoothie
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup red grapes
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
 


Peach Apple Smoothie
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup frozen peach slices
  • 1/2 large apple (I used a Honeycrisp)
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt (plain, peach, or mango)
    2 Tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup ice


             




And here are some other smoothies I love; just click the links to see the full recipes:

Peaches 'n' Creamsicle
 


Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie



Red, White & Blue Slushie



Watermelon, Cucumber, Lemon Slushie




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4 comments:

  1. your blog is amazing! thank you so much for your creative inspirations and thank you for sharing
    Blendtec

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  2. Yeah true that Green drink is a package of vitamins and minerals. I love to have drink which have spinach, tomatoes, yogurt and chia seeds which makes my drink a package of Minerals. Chocolate almond butter smoothie looks so delicious, now I will try this.

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