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Smoothies – the best quick, easy & healthy lunch!

Quick….Easy…..Healthy….. Perfect!

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If you are anything like me, you are probably so busy that you forget to eat lunch sometimes.
I just get pre-occupied with writing, running errands, school work, family events, running kids around….. the list goes on.  Before I know it, I start feeling a bit crabby, I look at the clock & see that it’s about 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
By that time of the day, I really just need something to take the edge off & to hold me over until dinner time. If I happen to be home at that time, my go-to “meal” is a smoothie.
I love smoothies! They are tasty, filling & healthy!  My favorite is a Blueberry Banana Smoothie with added Protein Powder, the ingredients I use are listed below:
  1.  1/2 cup of Greek non-fat plain yogurt
  2. 1/2  cup of frozen or fresh blueberries (I always have frozen berries in my freezer)
  3. 1/2 cup of ice
  4. 1 small banana
  5. 1 scoop of Body Fortress Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
The Protein powder just happens to be on sale on Amazon right now.  If you click the picture below it will take you directly to the powder on Amazon’s website:

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The powder comes in other flavors as well, but I have only tasted the vanilla.

Why should I bother to add the protein powder?

Glad you asked!
There are many health benefits when you add protein powder into a smoothie…it isn’t just for body builders.

Trust me, I am not a body builder:

Some of the benefits received from adding protein powder are you feel full longer than if you just had the fruit & yogurt;  Your body uses protein to assist in the repair and rebuild of muscles, which is extremely important if you are exercising  (or body building 😉 ). Protein also helps to boost metabolism, which is always a good thing!  I also heard recently that some studies have shown that whey protein helps to lower cholesterol.
Anyway, the reasons above are why I add the Whey Protein powder; however,  it is completely optional.
Of course, there is one more very important thing needed to make a smoothie.  Yep, you guessed it….a blender.
I use the Hamilton Beech Multi Function Blender.  It is nothing fancy, but it does what I need it to do…..blend my ingredients!  It purees, crushes ice and dices as well.  Best of all….it was affordable.
You can check it out at Amazon:

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So there you have a quick, easy & healthy lunch!
ENJOY!