Delicious and nutritious smoothies

January 23, 2008 5:14:56 PM PST
Get the vitamins you need in a Smoothie! Learn how to make a nutritious smoothie for your family.

Get healthy with a smoothie! You can get the nutrients you need, simply by making delicious and nutritious smoothies. A registered dietician from Jamba Juice, Alison Eastwood, shows us how to prepare a healthy, good-tasting drink.


    Protein Berry Workout "At Home" Smoothie
    Makes approximately 2 cups

      1 cup soymilk ¾ cup strawberries, frozen ¾ cup bananas, frozen ½ cup ice 1 tablespoon of Protein Powder (Soy or Whey)

      Pour the soymilk into the blender. Add the strawberries, bananas, protein and ice. Blend until smooth with a thick consistency.

    Pomegranate Paradise "At Home" Smoothie
    Makes approximately 2 cups

      1 cup pomegranate Juice ½ cup strawberries, frozen ½ cup mangos, frozen ½ cup peaches, frozen ½ cup crushed ice

      Pour pomegranate juice into blender jar. Add Strawberries, mangos, peaches, and ice. Blend until smooth with a thick consistency.

    Nutrition Questions for each of us to ask ourselves:

    • Do you have low energy levels?
    • Do you workout?
    • Are you interested in weight loss?
    • Are you looking for ways to increase your Antioxidant intake to help keep your cells healthier by fighting free radicals?
    • Are you under a lot of stress or do you tend to catch a lot of colds and flu often?
    • Do you have elevated cholesterol levels or heart disease in your family?
    • Do you take a vitamin or mineral supplement daily?
    • Do you eat a citrus fruit or a glass of vitamin C-fortified juice daily?
    • Do you eat a yellow /orange colored fruits / vegetables several times weekly?
    • Do you get at least 3 servings of calcium-rich foods or a calcium supplement daily?
    • Do you eat whole grains daily?

    About Alison Eastwood, Registered Dietician:
    Alison Eastwood is a registered dietitian who has helped thousands of people across the nation, understand the importance of good nutrition. She has been quoted often in the media, and also works as a consultant to major food companies. With more than 15 years of nutrition experience under her belt, and a degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of California at Berkeley, she has earned a reputation as an industry mover and shaker.

    Alison's performance and professionalism earned her the American Dietetic Association's Young Dietitian of the Year award in 2000 and continues to foster her positive reputation in the field. Her personal philosophy rests on the concept of balance: wholesome eating, sound exercise, and good mental health.