Apple Cinnamon Oat Shake 1 cup milk or vanilla soymilk 1/2 cup applesauce 1 pouch plain instant oatmeal 1/2 tablespoon honey 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Blend until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup ice cubes, blend again Apple Coconut Ginger 1/4 c Apple juice… Read More »30 Days of Smoothies
Lavender has a huge array of health benefits. It helps to get rid of migraines, dizziness and digestive disorders. It promotes natural sleep and eases insomnia, and it can be used as an antiseptic and disinfectant to heal wounds. One of the other major ingredients… Read More »Lavender Lemonade
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, very thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, smashed 5 cups canned whole tomatoes in their juice (from three 14-ounce cans) 1 cup water 2/3 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon crushed red… Read More »Creamy Tomato Soup with Buttery Croutons
Ingredients 3/4 cup water 1 small onion, chopped 1 can (8 ounces) pumpkin puree 1 cup unsalted vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup fat-free milk 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 green onion, green top only, chopped Directions… Read More »Pumpkin Soup
Peach French Toast 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons water 6 peaches peeled and sliced 12 (3/4 inch thick) slices day-old French bread 6 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste Directions In a saucepan, stir… Read More »Fresh Georgia Peach Recipes
Here are four nutritious smoothie recipes that you can turn to when you need a boost but have to stick to a no-chew or liquid diet.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
1 1/3 cups vanilla soy milk 1/4 cup silken soft tofu, crumbled and drained 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pinch of salt 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced and frozen 4 ice cubes
Combine the first six ingredients in your blender until well blended. Add bananas and ice cubes; cover and process until smooth.
Gold Medal Smoothie
1 banana, peeled 1/2 cup diced canteloupe 1/4 cup chopped carrots 1/4 cup orange segments 1 tablespoon honey or other sweetener (to taste) 1/4 lemon, peeled & seeded 1/2 cup pineapple chunks 1/2 cup water 1 cup ice 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
There are a few things that you should be looking at when trying to find a protein supplement that is right for you. Whether you are looking for a protein powder that will serve as a protein booster because you are having trouble getting the recommended amount of protein or as a meal replacement after jaw surgery, you will need to know what the different types are, the ingredients, nutritional value, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The choice of which protein supplement you choose will depend on several factors:
How long has the product been on the market?
How long is the list of ingredients?
Is there any feedback available?
Is it a supplement or a meal replacement?
Will it be used as a weight loss or weight gain tool?
Are you lactose or soy intolerant?
Do you have allergies?
Where will you consume it? If at home you have the luxury of using a blender, and adding other products such as fruit and yogurt. If you are at the office you will be far more limited in preparation and may opt for pre-made shakes.
Taste is one of the most important factors……it doesn’t matter how good the the protein powder is if you can’t manage to swallow it!
Ingredients 1 Apple, cored and chopped 4 oz Apple Juice 3 Apricots, stoned and quartered 8 oz Yogurt (I prefer Greek Yogurt because it has more protein) 4 Ice Cubes 1 Tbsp. Honey Instructions Place the apple and apple juice in the blender and pulse… Read More »Apple Apricot Smoothie