Smoothies are an easy and healthy breakfast option.
Just throw a few ingredients into your blender and in five minutes you're ready to eat.
Just about every fast food restaurant has caught on to the smoothie fad and added them to menus. If you take that route make sure you check the nutrition content. Not all smoothies are made the same. Some includes sugar-laden yogurts and sometimes even ice cream.
The better option may be just to make your own smoothies at home. Then you'll know exactly what ingredients are included.
This week's healthy recipe post should help you out. I've pulled several smoothies recipes from wholeliving.com.
Refrigerate papaya until very cold. At least 1 hour overnight.
Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey and lemon juice in a blender. Add up to 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves. Garnish with mint sprigs.
Cherry Berry Tea Smoothies from Martha Stewart Living
3/4 cup water
2 Rooibos tea bags
6 ounces silken tofu
2 cups frozen sweet cherries
1 cup frozen grapes
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Bring water to a simmer. Immediately remove from heat and add tea bags. Let steep, uncovered, for 8 minutes. Discard tea bags. Refrigerate tea until cold, about 40 minutes