Everyone should own a blender- they’re a fabulous investment towards staying healthy. Speaking of healthy, chugging down a smoothie [ and no, Jamba Juice doesn't count ] is perfect way to attain tons of vitamins & essential nutrients; personally I’m obsessed with making my own at home [ evidence found here and here ]. If that’s not enough of a reason to guzzle them down, then here’s three more: drinking smoothies before a big dinner out will prevent overeating, they deceptively hide any bitter-tasting veggies [ think kale ], & they take minutes to prepare.
++ Quick Skinny Tip: you don’t need a gallon of juice to make a smoothie delicious. Use fruits to substitute juice. My rule of thumb is two to three splashes of juice for each recipe. Oh, & make sure the juice is not from concentrate- yuck!
Energy Boosting Smoothie
Handful of kale
2 large handfuls of arugula
3 splashes of OJ or tangerine juice
1 small banana
2 tablespoons of flaxseed
Handful of ice
Put veggies & fruits into a blender. Then add juice, ice, and flaxseeds. Blend together. Gulp it down!