Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Treat Yourself to a Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies are a great warm-weather treat. They are also a good way to get in a healthy breakfast on the go. But the nutritional value depends on what you put in the blender.

These recipe tweaks can give your smoothies an easy, healthful kick:

* Use fresh in-season or frozen fruit for sweetness. Don't add extra sugar or honey.

* For a thick smoothie, add silken tofu in place of ice cream.

* For a frothy smoothie, add a teaspoon or two of dry non-fat milk to the mix.

* Use low-fat or non-fat milk (cows', sory or rice) instead of full-fat options.

* Up the protein value with a spoonful of peanut butter, nuts or granola.

* Top off your drink with some fresh mint from your garden or a little lemon zest.

Information adapted from the American Dietetic Association at


TheEclecticElement said...

I <3 smoothies :D
Those are some great and useful tips!!