Using a regular blender put in frozen fruits and veggies, which are just as nutritious as fresh and not as expensive. Chop up some fresh kale, spinach and parsley. Add a natural protein such as 2 tbs peanut or almond butter. Add 1 tbs hemp seed. Just as good as expensive protein powder. Use more greens than fruit. I add unsweetened almond milk, or water or green tea.
Experiment to find frozen fruits and veggies you like. Add natural sweetener such as Stevia if you need to. This is so good and very filling. Makes a yummy breakfast or quick lunch. I found a large 42 oz. plastic container at Publix with their name on it, and I use smoothie straws.
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