Episode 96 – Boosting Smoothie Nutrition + and Smoothies and Diet Culture

Smoothies have been around for what feels like forever. Their image has ebbed and flowed through the decades, but much of that was centered around diet culture’s opinion that “you shouldn’t drink your calories”.  Now people have realized that while the jumbo large smoothies made with juice and a little whole fruit may not be the best thing for us, they can certainly fit into a healthy diet.  Most importantly, however, the food industry has helped us realize the potential that smoothies have to enhance our nutrition and add some excitement to our diet.  Join us as we chat about smoothies then, vs. smoothies now, and what we like to add to our smoothies for extra nutrition and satiety.

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Resources and Show Notes

Have you seen KIND Smoothie Bowls?

Gina’s Daily Smoothie: 1/2 banana, 1 scoop PB, handful of fresh spinach, about 1/4 cup frozen berries, 1 tsp turmeric, dash of pepper, and almond or coconut milk to top it off

Gina’s Favorite Smoothie: 1/2-1 banana, 1/2-1 avocado, some cocoa powder, a scoop of peanut butter, crushed ice and coconut milk


Kodiak Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

Crustless Blueberry “Pie” – used strawberries this time 🙂