How To Quickly Make Healthy And Delicious Smoothies
As a mom, I am often busy. When you want to have a quick breakfast or crave a snack at 4:00 PM, a packet of crackers or the leftover dino Cheetos from your kids seems like a perfect snack. However, they are not the healthiest, so it’s good to add healthier alternatives once in a while.
Epicure and I are both here to help you with that. If you don’t know Epicure. Epicure is a female-owned company, specializing in healthy, delicious, nutritious foods for families small and large. it’s dedicated to sharing delicious meal solutions that use only real, whole ingredients you can trust, while never ever compromising on taste. The products are. Gluten-free and nut-free. Free of Corn syrup and hydrogenated fat. sugar and sodium conscious. Let’s start with our first smoothie recipe.
Berry Cheesecake Smoothie
A delicious way to shake you awake in the morning—ready in minutes and portable!
Perfectly Balance Your Plate
Serve with 1 slice toast and 1 tsp nut butter.
1 1⁄2 cups mixed berries
3⁄4 cup 2% cottage cheese
1⁄2 cup milk or dairy-free alternative
1⁄2 cup mixed greens
1 tsp Summer Berry Sweet Dip Mix, or any Sweet Dip Mix, your choice
1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
In a blender, purée all ingredients until smooth and frothy.
Pour into glass and serve immediately.
Per serving: Calories 300, Fat 5 g (Saturated 2.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 750 mg, Carbohydrate 32 g (Fiber 6 g, Sugars 18 g), Protein 29 g.
Low-fat cottage cheese adds lean protein, which keeps you feeling full longer.
Make it Dairy Free: Replace cottage cheese with 1 serving of Power Up Vanilla Protein Blend and 1–1½ cups of water.
When you are trying to eat healthily, baby steps work the best. This is tried and tested by many experts. Small changes make you confident to adopt big changes. Small goals and achieving them give you happiness.
This is what I love about these 2 smoothie recipes. It literally takes 5 minutes to make them, so it’s very easy to push yourself to make one instead of munching on a sodium-rich snack.
Raging Cajun Strawberry & Cool-as-a-Cucumber Smoothie
Sneak in a little cajun for a subtle fiery kick. Bonus: its capsaicin content provides healthful antioxidants.
Perfectly Balance Your Plate: Serve with 1 slice of whole-grain toast with 2 tsp nut butter.
1⁄2 cup frozen strawberries
1⁄2 cup chopped cucumber
1⁄2 scoop Power Up Vanilla Protein Blend, or 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 tbsp fruit juice, your choice
cajun seasoning, to taste
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. If you like it thicker, simply add ice cubes; for a thinner consistency, simply add water.
Per serving: Calories 230, Fat 3 g (Saturated 0 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 100 mg, Carbohydrate 25 g (Fiber 6 g, Sugars 12 g), Protein 30 g.
1 Avocado or 1 Frozen ripe Banana
1 cup any kind of milk
¼ cup frozen spinach
1 scoop of Power Up Vanilla Protein Blend
A splash of mint essence