One thing I’ve tried to change in my diet over the past few years is to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. So far it’s been a lot easier than I thought it would be and I’ve learned so much about different ways of preparing and cooking different fruits and vegetables.
About 4 years ago, in an effort to lose weight I decided to look for a cookbook that had recipes that were low in carbs, fat and calories. I came across Eat What You Love by Marlene Koch.
Not only is this cookbook great for weight loss, but the recipes were also great for controlling diabetes, which is something that runs in my family. Up to this point I’ve avoided being diagnosed with diabetes and hope to be able to continue being diabetes free.
Every single recipe I’ve tried from Eat What You Love has been delicious and I use the recipes ALL the time. One of the first recipes I tried was the “Blue Wave Smoothie” and it immediately became a favorite. And now, 4 years later, I’m still enjoying a “Blue Wave Smoothie” about once a week. It’s easy to make, requires only a few ingredients, uses fresh fruit and tastes amazing!
- ½ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup plain nonfat yogurt
- ½ cup light white grape juice
- 1 Tbsp (or 2 packets) Splenda
- ½ to ¾ cup crushed ice (only ½ cup if using frozen blueberries)
- Place all the ingredients, except the ice, in a blender. Blend to mix.
- Add crushed ice and blend on high until the ice is completely incorporated.
Do you enjoy smoothies?
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