Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter

Information and inspiration for scleroderma patients and caregivers. Serving people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Fun Smoothie Recipes

Nutrition is a key component in healthy daily living. For people living with scleroderma it is especially important to include foods containing anti-oxidants and protein. Anti-oxidants have anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties. Protein is important to build and keep muscle strength. There are many ways to incorporate anti-oxidants and protein into our foods, but smoothies tend to be an easy way to blend it all together. It is an easy food to swallow and to take on the go with you! Smoothies are a refreshing way to start the Summer season. Here are a few delicious recipes to get you started. Enjoy!

Very Berry Blueberry Smoothie

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Photo credit: http://www.allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

1 banana, chopped

1 kiwi, sliced

¾ cup blueberries

1 cup ice cubes

8 ounce container of vanilla yogurt

optional: scoop of protein powder or 1 cup of milk

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

 

Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

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Photo credit: http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com

Ingredients:

2 medium sized carrots, chopped

1 medium sized apple, chopped

1 cup baby spinach

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root

8-10 ounces water

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

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Photo credit: http://www.blissfulbasil.com

Ingredients:

 1 cup strawberries

1 frozen ripe banana

½ cup sweetened vanilla almond milk

2 tablespoons raw cacao

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend 1-2 minutes, or until smooth.

 

For more recipes, go to http://www.allrecipes.com, http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com or http://www.blissfulbasil.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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