There’s no wrong way to eat a smoothie… or is there?
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When most people think about smoothies, they imagine that these blended shakes are good for their health. While smoothies can be delicious and packed with nutrients, they can also be laden with sugar if not made properly.

The next time you reach for a premade smoothie, check out the label. Sure, the smoothie may contain ingredients such as wheatgrass, spirulina, or vegetables, but likely the sugar content is high due to an abundance of concentrated fruit juices. Your intentions are good, but pumping your body with a smoothie that contains as much sugar as a soda is not a good idea!

So, what’s a smoothie lover to do? Kick the habit altogether? Never! There are a few secrets that will help your smoothie relationship move from a sugary seasonal fling into a healthy long-term partnership.

Never Fear, Healthy Smoothies Are Here!

The smoothies in my new collection are excellent for your health. Each one features ingredients with high fiber, protein, and no added sugar. Some of the recipes are designed for day-to-day use, while others are specially prepared for the days you’re cleansing. We’ve even included treat recipes that are still healthy (how do you feel about chocolate?).

Here’s just one of the delicious smoothie recipes:

Creamy Banana Coconut Smoothie

● 1/2 banana

● 2 cups fresh spinach

● 1/4 tsp cinnamon

● 1/2 tsp vanilla

● 1 Tbsp coconut oil

● 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

● 1 cup water, coconut milk or hemp milk, unsweetened

● 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil

● 2 scoops Standard Process Complete (dairy-free) or a high-quality rice/pea-based protein powder (we like Xymogen)

● 1 Tbsp green powder formula with fiber

Want some more? Download my free smoothie recipe book now, and see for yourself all the delicious, healthy smoothies you can make this week.

It’s my hope that this collection inspires you to take positive steps on the road to a healthier and happier you. Eat well!

Tony Ortiz is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Pharmacist, and owner of Atlas Drug and Nutrition at 8416 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen. As an anti-aging specialist, Tony often helps people dealing with complex or “vague” illnesses when traditional providers are at a loss. His website, also provides practical help for people struggling with weight gain, hormone imbalance, diabetes, or high cholesterol. Request a free consultation today. Have a question you’d like to see addressed here? Tell Tony via the contact page on our site.

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