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June 5th, 2014

Citrus Smoothie

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We love smoothies at our home.  Sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for a great afternoon snack, and sometimes they bring new life to leftovers for dinner!  This Citrus Smoothie is perfect for all three of those categories.

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To start all you need is fresh red grapefruit, an orange, and an lemon . . . mmmm, I can almost smell the freshness of the citrus from this picture.

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We're going to use the zest for even more fresh citrus flavor.  Then, all we add  is Greek yogurt and a splash of honey {optional}.  Blend it with some ice cubes for a completely

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March 21st, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

You know by now we love the taste of peanut butter and chocolate!  A perfect match.  We also love smoothies.  This quick-start breakfast or mid-day pick-me-up is loaded with good stuff like vitamins and protein; PLUS the great PB & C combo.

Combine milk, non-fat Greek yogurt, banana, peanut butter and a just a pinch of chocolate for this tasty beverage your whole family will love.

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January 27th, 2014

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie



You really just have to love banana- they are kind of amazing; you can get them year round, you don't have to cook them, they are sweet, delicious and come in their own biodegradable packaging!

Bananas are one of the best sources of potassium {ever get those dreaded leg cramps at night- yikes}.   Since bananas contain a whopping 400-plus mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium, they may help prevent high blood pressure and build better bones.  Throw them in the blender with some old-grain oats , yogurt , fat-free milk, and a touch a honey and cinnamon

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January 3rd, 2014

Green Monster Smoothie

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to eat healthier, or to maybe eat more fresh fruits and vegetables?  I have heard a few statistics on those that set new year’s resolutions and actually keep them.  I have yet to hear one that impresses me.  It seems that the majority of resolution setters do not meet those by the end of the year.  I must admit, I probably fall too often into the category of not achieving my resolutions.  But this is my year to break through that barrier.

So if you are trying to eat healthier this year, this

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August 21st, 2013

Pina Colada Smoothie

One of the great blessings of summer is time to slow down, relax and enjoy each day a little fuller.  So here we are at the end of August- school has probably started and will start soon.  Before these warm summer days completely fade away, here’s a delicious smoothie with the classic taste of pineapple and coconut.  It’s a simple and easy way to celebrate and savor the beauty of summer!

Pina Colada Smoothie

1/2 cup vanilla low-fat vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1/2 banana

1 tablespoon honey

1 cup ice

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