Go Bananas, and Get Your Calcium & Vitamin D3

I live in a city that does not get that much sun so including extra D3 in my diet is so important for bone health.  In honor of National Osteoporosis Month I wanted to offer you an alternative, tasty and healthy way to take your daily dose of calcium and vitamin D3!

This recipe includes bananas that are one of the best sources of potassium. They are essential for lowering blood pressure and are a favorite among athletes as they are a high-energy fruit. This would be a great wake-you-up in the morning type of smoothie or a mid afternoon pick me up. Not only is this smoothie nutrient rich with potassium, I have also included Wellesee Calcium and D3 which only makes it better!

Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

•    1 Banana, frozen
•    ¼-1/2 Cup Lite Coconut milk, depending on how thick you want your smoothie
•    1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
•    8 Ice Cubes
•    1/8 tsp Salt
•    2-3 Packets of Stevia or other sweetener of choice
•    ¼ Cup unsweetened coconut flakes
•    2 TBSP- 1 Serving of Calcium & Vitamin D3 

1.    Add all ingredients to blender, and give it a whirl.

Yields 20 oz.

SEE ALSO:  Nutrient Rich Mango Orange Creamsicle

GUEST POST by Blogger, Recipe Designer and Test Chef Brittany Angell.  Visit her at www.brittanyangell.com 

A Healthy Cinnamon, Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

This smoothie tastes just like eating an oatmeal cookie fresh out of the oven. This recipe is sugar free, which makes it perfect for breakfast.  I used Liquid Protein from the Wellesse line of vitamins to create a filling, healthy smoothie, but other Wellesse liquid supplements could also be added (the liquid Calcium with Vitamin D3 especially!). 

To prepare this smoothie, put your yogurt into ice trays and freeze the night before. This is a quick and easy recipe to throw together on a busy week day morning. 

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

•    6 Cubes of Frozen yogurt (dairy or nondairy)
•    ½ Cup Oats
•    ¼-1/2 Cup Raisins
•    2 tsp Cinnamon
•    ½ Milk (dairy or nondairy)
•    Tiny Pinch of Salt
•    ½ tsp Vanilla Extract 
•    2 TBSP Wellesse Liquid Protein Complete 
•    1 Frozen Banana
•    4 Regular ice cubes
•    Stevia to taste (or other liquid sugar of choice)

1.    Freeze dairy or nondairy yogurt of choice in ice cube trays
2.    Throw all ingredients into your blender and combine until desired consistency.
3.    Enjoy!

SEE ALSO:  Tips to Create Your Own Smoothie Recipe

Recipe by Brittany Angell of www.brittanyangell.com, expert allergen-free food blogger and author – see more and sign up for Club Angell at her website – like her on Facebook



Winter Gingerbread Smoothie with a Kick of Vitamin D3

Gingerbread flavoring is popular in the winter months when the sun is no longer shining, which makes it so important to remember to take your vitamin D3. If you haven’t already, go get your levels checked by your doctor, so you can know for sure if you are deficient, and correct it with a vitamin D3 supplement.  Liquid vitamin D3 goes into this and any smoothie so easily, you’ll have no trouble remembering to take it daily!  Liquid Supplements Go Great in Smoothies!

To prepare for this smoothie, freeze yogurt and bananas the night before. For the bananas, peel and cut them into small pieces before freezing. The yogurt is easy to freeze in an ice cube tray.

Gingerbread Smoothie Recipe

·         1 Frozen Banana

·         ¾ tsp Powdered Ginger

·         ¾ tsp Cinnamon

·         6 Frozen cubes of yogurt (dairy or nondairy)

·         ½-3/4 Cup Milk (dairy or nondairy)

·         2-2 ½ TBSP Molasses

·         2 TBSP Wellesse Calcuim a& Vitmain D3

·         1 tsp Vanilla Extract

·         Tiny Pinch of Salt

·         Stevia to taste or another liquid sugar of your choice

·         Ice cubes may be added too!

1.      Freeze dairy or nondairy yogurt  of your choice in ice cube trays and banana chunks overnight

2.      Throw all ingredients into your blender the next day and combine until desired consistency.

3.      Enjoy!

GUEST POST by Blogger, Recipe Designer and Test Chef Brittany Angell.  Visit her at www.brittanyangell.com