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Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Health & Wellness: Three Healthy Smoothies

    Whether as a meal on-the-go, a recovery drink or even just a snack, smoothies offer a quick way to get the nutrients you need without taking time from your busy schedule. The seemingly endless possibilities in smoothie-making allow for specification to your dietary needs. Just a few simple ingredients can provide a daily health boost, and taste wonderful too! Here are three recipes to get started:

    Breakfast Blend 

    Breakfast Blend Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker

    Recovery Smoothie Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker

    Start your day with a rush of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with this dairy-free delight.


    • 1 cup almond milk
    • 1 banana – sliced
    • 3 large strawberries – sliced
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
    • ¼ cup oats
    • Ice as needed





    End your workout with this dessert-like, protein-packed beverage.


    • 1 cup chocolate milk
    • 1 banana – sliced
    • 1 “scoop” (about 2 tablespoons) protein power
    • ¼ cup peanut butter
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • Honey to taste
    • Ice as needed






    The Cascadian

    For a taste of local culture, try this smoothie created with ingredients grown in the Pacific Northwest.

    Cascadian Smoothie Ingredients. // Photo by Garrett Walker


    The Cascadian // Photo by Garrett Walker

    • 1 cup whole milk 
    • ½ red apple – sliced
    • ½ mixed berries
    • 1 cup spinach
    • 1/3 cup mixed nuts
    • Ice as needed
    • Garnish with cucumber if desired


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