Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Best smoothies Ever!

Carrot Cake Smoothie
In case you needed another reason to drink a smoothie that tastes like cake other than its taste (yum!), that half-cup of carrot juice boasts a whopping 11 mg of beta-carotene and 5 mg of alpha-carotene.
½ c unsweetened carrot juice
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 Tbsp toasted wheat germ
1 Tbsp soft cream cheese, regular fat
1 tsp flaxseed oil
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
2 g glucomannan
Ice cubes
NUTRITION 300 cal, 12.5 g fat, 4 g sat fat, 127 mg sodium, 21.7 g carbs, 6.7 g sugars, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein
Gingered Cantaloupe Smoothie
This smoothie contains more than 6 mg of beta-carotene (about 1.5 mg per serving) and a smidge of alpha-carotene thanks to its cantaloupe content.
20 ice cubes
2 c cubed cantaloupe (about ½ melon)
6 oz low-fat plain yogurt
3 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp grated fresh ginger
COMBINE ice cubes, cantaloupe, yogurt, sugar, and ginger in blender and puree until smooth.
NUTRITION (per serving) 91 cal, 0.8 g fat, 0.5 sat fat, 46 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, 18 sugars, 8 g fiber, 3 g protein

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