Bob & Caroline Scott of the Louisville Athletic Club gave us some more fabulous tips today on Summer Health and Fitness. Today we learned that Smoothies can be a great meal replacement option during the hot summer months - especially for those on the go. Here are some tips on how to keep your summer smoothies both delicious AND healthy.
"I love smoothies; because they are quick, healthy, and delicious. It's so easy to just throw all the ingredients in a blender and push start. Plus, it's a milkshake without all the calories. Smoothies are actually very good for you - IF you put the right things in. Some of my favorite creations are: Peanut Butter & Jelly, Chocolate Mocha, Strawberry Bananalicious, Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana, Mocha Almond. I make sure that I use healthy all natural ingredients to keep the calories low and the taste abundant." - Caroline ScottBob Scott's Tips for making Great Smoothies:
(Hint: Click the links for links to Caroline's Smoothie Recipes)
- Invest in a good blender.
- Use a good quality protein supplement. They can be found at most grocery stores, usually in a powdered form (Chocolate, Vanilla, & other flavors).
- Skim milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk or water can be used.
- Choose quality fresh fruits, frozen fruit, or 100% fruit juice.
- Use crushed ice.
- Smoothies can provide you with the full spectrum of vitamins, nutrients, & antioxidants.
I ended up doing Meatless Sunday instead of Meatless Monday this week. I made Grilled Zucchini over the weekend. I forgot to take note of my ingredient measurements, but it was simple enough I'll try to share later. In the meantime, here's another great meat free recipe for you.
Baked Ziti and Summer Vegetables
Fact or Fiction:
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Meet Bob & Larry from the Veggie Tales and 88.5 WJIE's Jim Galipeau at Lifeway Christian Store in Elizabethtown this Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pm. Parents, remember to bring your camera. More info is available at wjie.org