Summer is here, and as the weather gets hotter, nothing makes a better snack than a delicious--and nutritious--smoothie! Here are some tips from livestrong.com for making tasty and healthy smoothies:
1) Milk--Use soy, skim or fat-free milk to avoid saturated fats and bad cholesterol. Soy milk can also contribute protein and calcium to the smoothie!
2) Fruit--Watch out for high-glucose fruits like watermelon, grapes or oranges. Instead, focus on delicious apples, mangoes, pears, berries and other fructose-heavy fruits.
3) Vegetables--Why not? Walk on the wild side with a veggie-inspired smoothie of carrots, broccoli or kale to add some nutrition to your summertime snack.
4) Flax Seeds--Just a tablespoon or two of flax seeds can ramp up the protein and fiber content in your smoothie.
If you're looking for more inspiration, try checking out these ideas and step by step recipes!
Happy Summer and Happy Smoothies!