Smoothies have a reputation for being healthy alternatives to milkshakes, but most of them are high in calories. A normal smoothie will provide helpful vitamins and minerals, but it can have enough calories to cover a whole meal. If you choose to make your own smoothie at home, you can control your calorie intake and control your weight loss or gain.
Things You'll Need
- 8 oz. apple juice
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fruit (frozen or fresh)
- 1 scoop of protein powder
Pour the apple juice and 8 oz. of water in the blender.
Peel the banana and break it up into sections. Put the banana in the blender with a cup of any fruit.
Blend the mix until it is smooth. Add the protein powder and blend again until the powder is mixed throughout.
Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve.
Tips & Warnings
- If you want your smoothie thicker, just add ice cubes or place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
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