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Why Smoothies Have Become Important to Me
Some time ago I began trying to eat healthier foods and cut things from my diet such as soda. I find that as the years pass, my health is harder to maintain and my weight continues to increase. I also began making smoothies because store-bought juices are typically too sweet. I like water with a splash of orange juice or cranberry juice. So it was an easy jump to the Smoothies. Finally, when I drink smoothies regularly, I feel noticeably better.
Green smoothies are my favorite. Especially green smoothies using the following ingredients:
Spinach, orange juice, blueberries, banana, water/ice, and a few leaves of fresh mint from my balcony garden.
My plan is to try many different smoothies. I now have a recipe book to browse and an app to download. And a NutriBullet Pro that pulverizes ingredients. For more information about my new NutriBullet, take a peek at my review.
Tempting Smoothie Recipe Suggestions From a Few Friends
Cynthia Sylverstermouse shares her Tropical Fruit Smoothie with us. If you are a fan of mango, strawberry, and papaya you must take a peek at this recipe. She also suggests we take a look at the Ultimate Smoothie Book for more delicious smoothie recipes.
Recipes for Real People is a great place for people like me to find easy and delicious recipes. This includes a mouth-watering but ridiculously simple Spring Ahead Cherry Smoothie.
I love peanut butter, and know that it is considered to be very nutritious, but I have never considered having it in a smoothie with berries. Also on Recipes for Real People you can find the recipe for Peanut Butter Triple Berry Smoothie.
And if your mouth isn't watering yet, this compilation of Chocolate Smoothie recipes by BuckHawk is sure to cause you to crave chocolate. AND rush right out to purchase a smoothie maker if you do not already own one. I think an Almond Joy Smoothie for dessert sounds like a wonderful thing! But if almonds, coconut, and chocolate isn't your thing, there are several other chocolate smoothies to choose from.
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