Smoothies are a quick and refreshing way to add both nutritional value and a variety of ingredients to your diet that can be modified based on your individual nutrient goals and taste preferences.
Goal: Weight Management
Smoothie Solution: The Frozen Banana Smoothie
With only 135 calories per serving, this lower-calorie smoothie offers a familiar sweet treat taste that can help you stay on track while managing your weight.
Goal: Exercise Recovery
Smoothie Solution: The Mango Power Smoothie
During exercise, the body utilizes carbohydrates, fluids and electrolytes, and protein can aid in muscle repair and recovery, so focus on fruit-based smoothies that are rich in protein to provide an effective replenishment of nutrients lost during activity.
Goal: Lower LDL (Bad) Cholesterol
Smoothie Solution: The Pumpkin Oat Bran Smoothie
Fiber, particularly from oat bran, has been studied for its ability to help regulate LDL cholesterol. Get ready for the fall season with this low-fat smoothie that combines the familiar flavors found in pumpkin pie with the added benefit of oat bran.
These are just a few of the ways to make smoothies. With a bit of creativity, you can create your own unique concoctions while enjoying a delicious and nutritious treat.