Spring Time is for Smoothies!

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Have you joined the scores of people who use the Nutribullet?  What started as a fad is now the new health craze– and for good reason!  This small but mighty appliance enables all of us to take control of our nutrition.  As much as I enjoy eating salads, I must admit that if that and a piece of fruit was all I could rely on to ensure my “Five A Day” I would surely fail. With the Nutribullet,  Five a Day is only a glass away!  So let’s get started!

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All you need to turn out a quick, delicious fruit smoothie is your Nutribullet base, the 24 ounce “tall cup”, a cup of milk, water, or juice and a cup of fresh or unsweeted frozen fruit.  It is best if you try a mix of at least 2 or 3 fruits.  I used one third cup of each of the fruits pictured below to make my Strawberry/banana/pineapple smoothie and I usually keep a variety in the fridge.  I use Silk brand Almond milk but the Silk Cashew milk is creamier.  You will swear you are drinking a shake from a restaurant!  Shake some cinnamon in before blending.  Cinnamon helps the body metabolize and therefore counteract the large dose of sugar from one fruit smoothie.

To turn this concoction of goodness into a “green” smoothie, add a handful of spinach, kale, or romaine hearts. You will not taste the greens– I promise!  I also like to add freshly sliced ginger for energy.

Share your questions, recipe requests, or success stories in the comments section.

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Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie Recipe:

Ingredients:
1/3 cup frozen or fresh Strawberries
1/3 cup of frozen or fresh bananas
1/3 cup of pineapple chunks, frozen or canned
1 cup of cold milk or purified water
Dash of cinnamon

Pour all ingredients into the blender or into a blending cup. Blend for thirty seconds or until smooth. Enjoy!