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Smoothies for Health

There are many options for getting in the nutrients and vitamins you need to keep yourself and your elderly loved ones healthy.

Some smoothies can help with digestion, inflammation, anemia, and even anti-ageing! It's all in the ingredients! Check out these easy and delicious smoothie recipes that can be used to supplement your diet or mix with meal supplements, such as Ensure, to get all of the nutrients you need.

Banana Mango Smoothie

1 cup frozen mango 1 large banana 1 TB chia seeds (optional) 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup almond milk (or regular or coconut milk) Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (Makes 2 large smoothies)

Low Sugar Strawberry Smoothie

With less than 10 grams of sugar makes it particularly good for diabetics.

8 fl oz unsweetened soy milk 1 cup spinach 5 medium strawberries ¼ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt ⅓ cup cooked oats (cooled) 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 stevia packet Combine all of the ingredients into a Nutribullet cup or straight into a blender. Pour in the unsweetened soy milk to the fill line. Blend together until smooth and consistent.

Supercharged Kale-Avocado Smoothie

To make this heart-healthy smoothie, you will need:

1 cup coconut water

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp matcha powder

1 cup fresh kale, stemmed

1 cup fresh spinach

¼ ripe avocado

2 pitted dates

1 cup ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled. Enjoy!

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