Posted on April 02 2013
Repeat after me . . . blend, sip, enjoy! This season is all about spring smoothies and their refreshing benefits. Each abundant seasonal fruit can be mixed and blended into the perfect dose of tasty nutrition and the true meaning of a relaxing “spring break.” Taking the first step towards a confident and healthy swim season this summer starts with a few colorful fruits and a fun recipe to get you blending! Creamsicle breakfast smoothie Sunshine yellow and heart healthy, this smoothie combines potassium rich coconut water and the cholesterol lowering benefits of mangos to create a low-sodium breakfast. Pomegranate berry smoothie This gluten-free recipe provides a drink jam-packed with antioxidants from the mixed berries and pomegranate juice, while bananas provide potassium and cottage cheese throws some good ol’ protein in the mix. Green smoothie Leafy greens - yes even these can be blended into deliciousness. Perfect for a lunchtime snack, these fruits and veggies are combined to create this low-calorie puree in about ten minutes: kale, banana, ground flaxseed and either a pear or apple. Thermos-ready smoothie What do you have planned for spring break? With this five minute (or less) recipe, proteins and antioxidants can be ready to go with you anywhere your heart desires. It is also a very kid-friendly way to introduce some tofu and berries into your little ones diets. Strawberry ice cream soda Sweet and chilly, this smoothie-like dessert is a perfect way to end the day. Strawberries and nonfat vanilla yogurt are blended then mixed with club soda to make a healthy springtime version of a root beer float.