In warmer weather I find smoothies are really popular. They can make a terrific high fiber, high protein breakfast getting you ready for your day so you will feel satisfied until your next meal or snack. They can also work well as a snack. Barlean's Greens makes a delicious nutritious, base to any smoothie. Cottage Cheese packs a great creamy protein punch without changing the flavor of the smoothie.
My daughter is a senior in high school getting ready to go to college far from home, so she is putting together an arsenal of nutritious recipes. Smoothies are easy to prepare and portable as you can see from this picture the smoothie was taken to school in a insulated bottle. Who would think that a blender or a high speed blender is a fabulous high school graduation gift? It’s on my daughter’s list along with Barlean’s Superfruit Greens (strawberry-kiwi) and Barlean's chocolate silk greens. From the daughter of a registered dietitian Mom, why doesn’t everyone drink smoothies like this and to that she answered because not everyone knows the benefits hence this blog post.
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- ¼ cup water or ice cubes
- ½ cup blueberries (frozen wild work well)
- ½ cup strawberries (frozen organic work well)
- 1 – 9g scoop of Barleans Superfruit Greens (strawberry-kiwi)
- ½ cup cottage cheese 2 ice cubes
- 1 large handful of greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard) optional.
Tip: Depending on your taste buds and your kids you might just want to start with the smoothie and then experiment adding the greens. Have your kids experiment with you if they add the greens they will be more apt in trying it.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender, mix well until creamy.
Recipe Facts: Makes 3 cups 3 – 8 oz servings (calories are without spinach 1 cup of spinach = 7 calories, 24mg sodium, 1g total carb, 1g fiber, 1g protein) 1 cup = 76 calories, 0.6 g total fat, 151 mg sodium, total carb 13g, 0.6g fiber, 3.3g sugars
Tips: Smoothies are very versatile depending on your taste preference you can add more or less of one berry and they can be prepared with coconut water or your favorite milk. Unsweetened non-dairy milks have 0g of sugar which lowers the sugar content and calories. Herbal or green tea would also go well in this smoothie. I would love to hear your comments and variations.
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