Pineapple and Grape Smoothie

Let's Make a Smoothie

The other day I was reading comments from my Google+ circles, and one of the circle members asked of others what we’d had for our breakfast that day– I had eaten, and posted what I fixed that morning.

Out of curiosity, I perused the comments seeing what everyone else had eaten; when I came upon a commenter that told she had a pineapple and grape smoothie with oats. I thought it sounded really healthy, and knew that viewers here on The Recipe Weekly would enjoy her recipe. I emailed the commenter to let her know that I would be interested in having her recipe so that I could post it here on The Recipe Weekly. The commenter was very prompt in getting it to me, and I wanted to be sure and be prompt about getting it posted for this weeks post.

So the next time you wonder what should be for breakfast– try this delicious, healthy breakfast recipe that is also quick and easy to make! Enjoy.

Summary: A healthy breakfast for two that is super simple to make. Made with pineapple, grapes, yogurt, milk, oats, and honey.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh or can (drained) diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of green seedless grapes
  • 1 cup of low fat vanilla or plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of low fat milk
  • 1/8 of a cup of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey if desired for sweetness
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
ENJOY!
Leeza :)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender… process until desired smoothness…

Preparation time: < 5 minutes

Cooking time: N/A

Number of servings (yield): 2

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Recipe contributor: Leeza Maez

Recipe Contributor: Leeza Maez

 

Atkins Diet, Medical Community Less Skeptical!

 

By Virginia Wright

Report out by The American Journal of Medicine is saying…

Atkins Diet may help your heart after all and has been given somewhat of a

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SCIENTIFIC, THUMBS UP! The medical community is less skeptical of the Atkins Diet that touts large amounts of protein and fat in the diet; saying people can lose weight “Twice as fast” based on a 6 month study on a Low-Carb/High Fat Diet as a dieter on a Low-Fat/ Calorie-restricted diet. However, it is thought that people will gain weight back faster once off the Atkins diet. No matter what type of diet you chose, making a weight-loss and maintenance program a “Life Style Change” will reduce weight fluctuations. Then incorporate portion control into the equation, exercise 3-4 x per week for (approximately 20-30 minutes per session) and eat less sugary carbohydrates, i.e., candy, cookies, cake, and pies which basically are the “empty calories” in your daily diet. Whether you are on a Low-Fat/Calorie-Restricted Diet, Mediterranean, Low Cholesterol, or Low Carb Diet such as Atkin’s Diet; or any other Diet…Getting up and moving (exercise), lowering portions you eat (calorie reduction), and overall healthier eating habits is a recipe for success.  It All begins with a positive attitude and desire for a healthier, trimmer, you!

Risk Factors Such as….

Atherosclerosis and weight loss need to be studied long term before a Carbohydrate- Restricted diet is endorsed says The New England Journal of Medicine.

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org   http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa055317#t=articleTop

 

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