Slimming Smoothies!

While I usually stick to a relatively healthy diet, I’ve recently been motivated to eat even more fruits and vegetabless since March is Nutrition Month. I couldn’t think of an easier, quicker way than whipping up a delicious smoothie. The ingredients in this smoothie contain many great nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin A, Niacin, Potassium, and fiber! I love whipping this smoothie up for breakfast or for a post work-out snack! It also stores well in the freezer!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen peach slices
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 dozen strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Directions

  • Toss all ingredients into the blender, blend for 1-2 minutes or until everything is a smooth consistency. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices or a sprig of mint and enjoy!

I hope you all like this extremely simple and tasty smoothie recipe., As an added bonus, it is yeast-free friendly for anyone beyond week two of their Yeast-Free Diet!

Article Comments

    • Randy, thank you for your comment! The entire blender full has 160 calories. I can usually get two glasses out of the batch, so I’d estimate around 80 calories a serving.

  1. I’m so adding peaches to my smoothie ingredient list after reading this. I don’t know why I didn’t think of adding them sooner. Also I love using unsweetened vanilla almond milk with my smoothies, as the extra flavor gives it a big taste boost without many extra calories. Thank you, Stephanie!

    • Richard, peaches are a wonderful smoothie ingredient, I am glad you are adding them to your list. I love using frozen fruits in smoothies because they give it more of an ice cream taste. Thank you for following the blog!

  2. I am surprised you recommended Almond milk for the smoothie as raw almonds are potentially thyroid inhibiting and a suspected goitrogen- in the past they personally made my goiter swell up like a large melon. Albeit almond milk is better than dairy, I would recommend using coconut milk instead (in the refrigerated milk section of the grocery store) as it is thyroid promoting and has a nice sweet flavor to add to the mix!

    • Juliana, thank you for your comment! Coconut milk would also make a great addition to this recipe. You could also use water, and add a tablespoon of coconut oil for creaminess and even more health benefits.

  3. consider adding protein powder as package directs but usually 1 scoop and or flax/borage oil 1 tablespoon and or crushed flax seeds 2 tablespoons to make it a full morning filler smoothie, adding ice cubes 4 also makes a nice different texture.

  4. My husband and I are on the program and starting the diet. We’re both running into the same problem – breakfast. Very hard for him to find anything on the way to or at work, so we thought Smoothies would be a great answer (eggs are so quick and convenient, but have become tiresome to us both). Do you have any Smoothie recipes/ideas for veggies – is there a book to use, etc? Thanks!

    • Daisy, eggs really do become tiring after being on the yeast-free diet for a while. For quick breakfast on the go I will either whip up a smoothie with almond/coconut milk and fruit (after week two only), or juice some vegetables such as cucumber, kale, with an apple for sweetness (after week two only.) Also for something more substantial I will make tortilla-roll ups with no tortilla. I will get a piece of either ham, turkey or chicken, slather a little vegenaise on it, and roll up either red bell pepper, scallions etc inside. I know it’s not really breakfast food but it works for me! There is actually talk of a new Optimal Eating cook-book coming out soon, be on the look out for it at Physician’s Preference. In the mean-time I will research some good yeast-free cook books for everyone! Thank you for your great comment! Hope you and your husband are doing great on the diet!

  5. Thank you for sharing tasty post on “Slimming Smoothies!” it is awesome, you can include smoothie in your another recipes post which will be healthy, nutritious food!

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