Nourish Your Family The Quick and Easy Way
Looking for quick and easy on-the-go recipes to nourish the family? Fitness model and triathlete Angi Greene has some great recipes to give your kids the energy boost they need to stay active. And we all know how important it is for kids and their parents to stay active.
Here are three of Angi's favorite smoothie recipes for when you need a nourishing, healthy way to start - or finish - your day:
The Chocolate Cookie Bonanza Smoothie
Angi says the Chocolate Cookie Bonanza smoothie is her favorite way to help get her kids out of bed on school days. She blends and stores the smoothie in the Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender because it's sip-savvy straw and spill-proof lid makes it easy to take any drink on the go for an action-filled day. Just throw the ingredients below into the Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender and hit blend for an energy-boosting treat that's sure to get the whole family going:
- 2 cups almond or coconut milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao nibs
- 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 dash cinnamon.
Angi's pro tip: "Make this recipe a more adult-friendly treat by adding a teaspoon of coffee or espresso powder to give your brain and body a boost!"
"Peanut Butter - Jelly Time" Smoothie
When Angi's looking for a healthy way to satisfy her family's cravings, she always turns to her Oster® Versa® Performance Blender to create the perfect "Peanut Butter - Jelly Time" smoothie. The Oster® Versa® Performance Blender has reversing blades that alternate forward and backward to draw ingredients in, producing a perfectly smooth, perfectly decadent smoothie experience every time. Just layer the below ingredients in your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender and blend away for a creamy, fruity treat that's sure to please:
- 1/2 cup frozen chopped kale
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 dates (or 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey or agave syrup)
- 1/2 of a banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 3 strawberries
Angi's pro tip: "Add your ice last, so it doesn't get over-blended and make your smoothie watery."
Sunday Beach Dream Smoothie
When Angi's looking for a fun smoothie to fuel her family bike rides to the park, she always turns to the quick and convenient, one-touch operation of the Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender to create her tropical-inspired Sunday Beach Dream smoothie.
This smoothie's mix of tropical fruit, exotic flavors, and tasty coconut milk will make your family feel like they're on vacation, any day of the week. With 500 peak watts, the Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender will ensure that the ingredients below will make for a smoothie that's exactly that, smooth and chunk-free:
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup watercress
- Frozen mangoes or peaches
- 1 small fig
- 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
- 1 lime, squeezed
- 2 small stalks of lemongrass
- 1 teaspoon honey.
Angi's pro tip: "To prepare the lemongrass, trim both ends off the stalks and remove the tough outer layers, then slice thinly for a smoother smoothie."
In addition to being a mom, actress and fitness model in L.A., Angi Greene is also an accomplished triathlete. She overcame her extreme fear of swimming and ended up racing the Escape from Alcatraz Tri, a half Ironman in New Zealand, and went on to compete for her native country of Canada in the World Championships for Olympic distance in Beijing, China. Watch the following video to find out how she maintains a healthy lifestyle for her and her family no matter how busy she may be.