woman drinking a smoothieSmoothies can be very restoring and strengthening. Make your own at home by mixing your favorite fruits, along with milk and other ingredients. They’re also a healthy fast-food choice, on hand at malls and many other public areas.

Try to use the freshest juices and fruits that you can find. Frozen fruits also pack a lot of nutrition. Even when they’re frozen, strawberries have a lot of vitamin C.

Some juice stands will add raw egg to make their smoothies frothy. So, you’ll want to request that they leave that out. Raw eggs can contain salmonella.

Here’s an easy smoothie you can make at home…mix the following in a blender:

  • ½ cup nonfat milk or ½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • ½ banana, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of a powdered protein supplement (optional)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flaxseed oil (also optional, but it’s very nutritious)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup strawberries, raspberries, or another berry in season

You can toss in all sorts of ingredients into smoothies and have fun changing them up! Some ideas for nutritious foods you could include are: ground hazelnuts, dark cocoa powder, flavored yogurts, or ice cubes.