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Fresh Berry Smoothie

Fresh Berry Smoothie. By Reba Akin, ND
Smoothies are one of my breakfast favorites. Smoothies are fast and easy to make as well as a nutritious way to start the day. Maybe you have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is breaking a fast. Your body has just fasted anywhere from 8-12 hours and to really be effective it needs quality protein, fat, and fiber. Below is a basic smoothie recipe. Smoothies allow you to be creative. Mix up the fruits, use vegetables, or add a liquid multi vitamin.

½ cup fresh seasonal berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries)
1 cup milk (cows, rice, soy, almond, coconut)
1 tablespoon (or scoop) whey, rice, or hemp protein powder
½ cup organic yogurt (optional)
½ banana (optional)
1 teaspoon soy lecithin (optional—best when used with rice or hemp protein powder)
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional—adds fiber)

Blend it all together and enjoy.
Be creative by adding different berries and fruits.

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