Amber is back at it making smoothies again. Man the combinations that she comes up with are great!! I love this as a snack for her. So healthy!!! She roots around in the fridge and or the fruit bowl and sees what she would like to make. We now buy Greek yogurt almost exclusively and in doing a little research it is suppose to be higher in protein, lower in carbohydrates and lower in sodium. It is also thicker and creamier than regular yogurt. Since Greek yogurt is more condensed it has a higher percentage of probiotics. I think we all know the health benefits of probiotics but here is a refresher. They are live organisms that give you the gastrointestinal health benefits in helping alleviate diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, allergies and lactose intolerance. Probiotics can also enhance immune functions and protect against colon and bladder cancers. Those are great benefits from a yummy smoothie!!
This is all great but say you don’t have the time or energy to make a smoothie or you don’t enjoy yogurt. You can still get the benefits of probiotics from taking a supplement. There are many you can take such as Bio-K+ probiotics, which gives you all the benefits.
I hope you enjoy Amber’s smoothie and get creative and see what you come up with. They are great and kids love them too!
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 100 gms. vanilla Greek yogurt
- 3 pineapple rings
- 1½ pears, canned
- 2 Tbsp. pear juice
- ½ tsp. coconut extract
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on the ice crush setting. Pour into glasses and garnish with more pineapple if desired.