Friday, May 1, 2009

Smoothie ... Does Your Body Good!

Smoothies are a fun, tasty, and easy way to get your vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber for the day. All you need is a blender, ice, and fruits for your basic smoothie. For more intricate recipes, add yogurt, milk, granola, or replace the fruits with vegetables. The following is a delicious recipe for a Cranberry Smoothie; click here for more healthy smoothie concoctions. For other recipes (e.g., low fat, breakfast, protein, etc.), check out this amazing inventory . You can also experiment with your own ingredients; I like to whip up banana, ice, peanut butter, and soy milk.



CRANBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Ingredients:
1 cup cranberries
2/3 cup cran-raspberry juice (less, if this is too sweet for you, but I like it sweeter)
1 cup raspberries
8 oz of yogurt, preferabbly Raspberry
1 1/2 cups of ice

Instructions:
Blend until smooth, give it a taste and decide if you need more ice or juice.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CRANBERRY:
Recent studies suggest that cranberries:
* provide maximum effect on suppressing the growth of various human cancer cells
* may decrease the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
* have the most antioxidant activity
* help keep certain bacteria (like E. coli) from attaching to the urinary tract wall
* decrease symptomatic urinary tract infections in women

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REASONS TO EAT CRANBERRY
CRANBERRY & OVARIAN CANCER

1 comment:

  1. I really need to start doing this especially while it's still summer. I'm typing a list in my blackberry to pick up some frozen fruit.

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