Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Holidays Are Here

The Holidays Are Here
When October comes around we all get into "holiday mode." Halloween brings lots of sugary treats, Thanksgiving is all about a huge feast, and Christmas is a month long goody fest. Usually, we prepare ourselves to gain a few pounds in the spirit of the Holidays! Right?

The holidays should be a time of warm fuzzy feelings, not weight worry. So enjoy these October recipes that will fulfill your holiday craving, but do your body good. Nourish your soul and your body, not your waistline... Enjoy! 

Frosty Pumpkin Smoothie
·         1/2 cup pumpkin puree, fresh or canned
·         1/2 cup fat-free Greek-style yogurt 
·         1/2 unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
·         3 tablespoons honey
·         1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
·         1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
·         A pinch of ground cloves
·         A pinch of ground nutmeg
·         5 ice cubes
1.     Combine the pumpkin, yogurt, milk, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a chilled glass and garnish with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of nutmeg. This is a tangy holiday treat that is FULL of vitamins, minerals, and all natural ingredients!

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