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Smoothies make a great breakfast or snack after a workout. For those who aren’t sensitive to dairy, whey protein powder is an excellent protein boost that will energize you for the day or help muscles recover after exercise. It’s always a good idea to add protein to fruit smoothies to balance out the sugar from the fruit. Summer is the best time to make smoothies because of the availability of the fresh berries and stone fruits! Here is a smoothie I’ve been enjoying lately. My basic recipe is one part fresh fruit to one part frozen fruit with a splash of juice, nut milk, or water.

1 ripe peach or nectarine, or a couple apricots
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or combination. I like to buy the berries fresh from the market, wash, dry, then freeze them)
1 scoop protein powder (whey, hemp, or rice, NOT soy)
1/2 cup coconut milk or pomegranate juice
1 tbsp ground flax
optional add-ins: spirulina powder, cinnamon, grated ginger

Enjoy the summer fruits!

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