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Recipes

Rainbow Smoothie

Rainbow Smoothie

July 24, 2017

If you are trying to gain weight smoothies are a great way to supplement your diet with extra nutrients and calories. Homemade smoothies are often more healthy than store bought types and can be tailor made to your taste preferences. The ground nuts, seeds or their butters included in this recipe offer healthy oils and plant-based proteins. Healthy fats and protein when combined with the fruits and vegetables in this blended drink will provide a more sustained source of energy.

Almond Butter and Banana Smoothie

Almond Butter and Banana Smoothie

January 25, 2017

Almonds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and Vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin that plays an important role in immune function and formation of red blood cells. Bananas are commonly known for providing potassium, a key mineral in the maintenance of cellular function. Bananas also supply Vitamin B6, important for assisting protein metabolism, and maintaining nervous system integrity.

Watermelon Smoothie Cooler

Watermelon Smoothie Cooler

August 28, 2015

Both watermelon and strawberries are rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Chia seeds are packed with fiber, Omega-3s fats, and protein. You can add some mint to this smoothie for even more flavor. Enjoy this healthy nutrient-packed smoothie on a hot day!

Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

February 19, 2015

Go light and lively with this richly energetic boost of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber! This vibrant, heart-healthy smoothie is also suitable for anyone going gluten-free, low-fat, vegan, or vegetarian.