SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- On Fit Friday, here's a recipe from registered dietitian Angela Jenkins that could help you fight off the crud that's going around this month. It also tastes good.
Quick and Easy Berry/Yogurt Smoothie
In today’s society, with everyone as busy as they are, smoothies are a fun way to get lots of great nutrition without having to take a lot of time. This recipe has been designed for active individuals because it is high in antioxidants( they strengthen your ability to fight infection and disease), calcium and protein as well.
½ cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1 TBSP of honey
5 oz vanilla flavored Greek yogurt
A pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup of ice/water
Place all ingredients in a blender. Place the lid on the blender. Mix ingredients until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!!
Helpful Hints: Any fruit can be used so if berries are not available. Kefir, soy milk or rice milk could also be substituted in place of the yogurt. If kefir, soy milk or rice milk is substituted, the water may need to be cut back to provide the desired consistency.
Also, don’t be afraid to visit your local farmer’s markets for fresh, in-season produce. In season, fruits picked at the peak of ripeness are going to be better for you. Mixed frozen fruit can also be used if fresh fruit is not available.
Nutritional Breakdown: (1 shake)
Carbohydrates - 88 g
Fat- 1 gm
You can get more recipes and nutrition tips at a seminar Saturday called, Total Performance Running: All About Food
Here are some details from Cox Health: for runners of all levels. Topics will include: healthy eating patterns, basic nutrients, metabolism, weight loss, vitamin and mineral replacement, nutrient timing, glycogen loading, hydration, circumferential measuring and race week nutrition.
A light breakfast is included. Free trials of the state-of-the-art Alter G anti-gravity treadmill will also be available at the conclusion of the event, along with prize giveaways.
Featured speakers include:
Angela Jenkins, RD, LD
Nancy Lillich, BS, RRCA
Jason Pyrah, MS, ATC, CSCS, two-time Olympic runner
Shannon Woods, MD, board certified and fellowship trained in sports medicine
The Total Performance Running team is made up of sports medicine physicians, running specialists from the Fitness Centers, athletic trainers from Athletic Advantage andoutpatient physical therapists.
To register, click here or call 269-INFO.