Smoothie Making 101 Presented by RockWell
Overview • Health Benefits of smoothies • Making a healthy smoothie • Recipes • Smoothie tasting
Smoothie Basics • Breakfast, meal or snack substitute • Protein packed post workout recovery drink • Dessert replacement • Quick, easy, and full of vitamins and minerals, if made correctly
Smoothie dangers! • Smoothies are only as healthy as the ingredients you are adding! • Added sugars • Frozen fruits without syrup • Use plain, low-fat diary • Avoid using honey, sugar, agave
Health Benefits of Smoothies • Add fruits and vegetables to your diet • Vitamins, minerals and fiber • Benefits of a healthier diet • Energy • Decreased risk for certain chronic diseases • Immune function • Improved sleep • Improved digestion
Making a Smoothie • Fruits and vegetables • Protein source • Herbs • Juice, water, milk, tea • Additives (be careful!)
Smoothie vs. Juicer Smoothies Juicers Extract the juice Limited items to work with and add in • Puree • Everything is left intact • Works with anything you put in there!
Recipes and smoothie tasting! • http://www.prevention.com/food/cook/20-healthy-smoothie-recipes • http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/drinks/healthy-choices/healthy-and-refreshing-smoothie-recipes/ • http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_smoothie_recipes • http://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/healthy-smoothie-recipes-00412000076434/