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Formula for a healthy, tasty smoothie

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A nice summer smoothie can be an easy meal for someone on the go.

Fitness trainer Tamatha Crowson shares her formula for making a healthy but tasty smoothie. 

“The three main key elements to a smoothie are to have something fresh, something frozen, and a high protein source,” Crowson said. “Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and low in fat.”

Tropical Twist: 

1 cup of diced pineapple
1 cup of frozen mango chunks (no sugar added)
½ of a banana
1 cup of non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup of ice
Slash of unsweetened almond milk

Place all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

“One thing I often caution people against is choosing a smoothie recipe that has nothing but fruit and fruit juice in it,” Crowson said. “That gives you a lot of sugar and no real protein.” 

Avocado-to-go (for those who like bold flavors):

¼ of an avocado
1 tablespoon of fresh minced ginger
½ cup of frozen mango chunks (no added sugar) 
1/3 cup of Greek yogurt
Juice of ½ of a lemon
1/8 tsp of ground cayenne pepper
1 cup of ice
Slash of unsweetened almond milk

Place all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
 
“Spicy things rev your metabolism up,” Crowson said. “Avocado is a super healthy fat.”

If you have a fitness question, send a Facebook message or e-mail to Amanda Hanson.

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