The Power of the Smoothie!

The Power of the Smoothie!

Embrace the power of the smoothie! Smoothies, (if made healthy, of course…we’re not talking about milkshakes here!) work as a rich source of nutrients, a rev of energy, and just enough of a tummy fill to go that extra few minutes at the gym – to run faster and train harder. They are also an amazing source of repair for your muscles after a hard workout, allowing your body to recover with more strength and therefore accelerating your fitness regime with the added health kick it gives your body.

Here are three recipes that I love! Delicious and nutritious!

Berry Blast Smoothie

• 1 banana (chopped up)

• ½ cup fat-free milk

• ¼ cup organic blueberries

• ¼ cup organic strawberries

• 1 TSP unsweetened peanut butter

• ½ TSP honey (or agave syrup)

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

• 1 cup soy milk

• 1/2 cup rolled oats

• 1 banana, broken into chunks

• 14 frozen strawberries

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

• (Pinch of cane sugar if desired)

Big Breakfast Smoothie

• 1/2 cup non-fat milk

• 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt

• 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and chopped

• 2 tablespoons powdered protein supplement

• 1 1/2 tablespoons flax seed

• 1 teaspoon honey

• 1/2 cup frozen strawberries

Nutritional Info:

Berry Blast Strawberry Oatmeal Big Breakfast

Calories: 224 Calories: 236 Calories: 340

Total Fat: 3.4g Total Fat: 3.7g Total Fat: 5.6g

Protein:7.5g Protein:7.6g Protein:56g

Carbs:41 g Carbs: 45g Carbs: 55g

Fiber:5.2g Fiber:5.9g Fiber:10.2g

Sodium: 91mg Sodium: 65mg Sodium: 271mg

Cholesterol: 1mg Cholesterol: 0mg Cholesterol: 5mg

Have any recipe suggestions? Looking for a way to make your favourite dishes healthier? Send me your questions and thoughts at !

Tracey Ferris – Kalev Fitness Solution

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