I am on a smoothie kick these days.
They are super simple and healthy, depending on the ingredients, of course. They are great for breakfast, since you can drink them on the go. We are always in a rush in the morning, so it works for us!
I have found frozen fruit to work great in smoothies. You can divide big bags up into plastic snack pack bags for individual servings! Just grab and add the frozen fruit to the blender... such a time saver!
I've also gone crazy for Coconut Oil... you can cook with it AND use it as a beauty product. I have used it on my skin, but haven't tried it in my hair. It keeps my skin soft and it smells wonderful!
I've found that when I use it in smoothies, it keeps me full and satisfied the entire morning until lunch-time... no unhealthy snacking!
Something else I've found and love...... Coconut Water! It's refreshing, low in calories, fat and cholesterol free, and is a fabulous hydrator!
Combine the two, plus a few other healthy ingredients and it makes one delicious, guilt-free smoothie!
- Tropical Fruit Blend, Frozen
- 1 Banana
- 2 Heaping Tablespoons of Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon, Extra-Virgin Non-Hydrogenated Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Water
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Makes 1 serving.
* I just have to note, that I am not a nutritionist or doctor, but have found these ingredients to work for me. This smoothie has coconut ingredients and you may want to substitute those ingredients with others if you have a coconut allergy.