Getting ready for Memorial Day weekend? If so, you’re likely planning your celebratory menu. Many people opt to take the day ‘off’ their diet so they can just indulge in what they want.
This is not the route to take. If you want to maximize your nutrition without sacrificing taste, these recipes will help you do just that. Serve them up and they’ll be a sure crowd pleaser.
Strawberry Crème Smoothie
This creamy smoothie will quickly help you reach your protein needs while getting in a great dose of vitamin C as well.
1 serving HealthSmart Vanilla Drink
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup low-fat, low-sugar Greek yogurt
1-2 ice cubes (if desired)
¼ tsp. xanthan gum (*optional)
Combine all the ingredients together in a blender and pulse blend until desired consistency is reached.
Note that the xanthan gum is a thickener that will give your shake a very creamy and thick texture, more like a milkshake.
Need more fiber? This is a great go-to cookie. The slow releasing, high fiber carbs from the oatmeal will energize you throughout the rest of the day.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Next, mix together all the ingredients but the oats and once combined, stir in oats.
Form into balls and then place on a baking sheet and bake for around 25 minutes or until desired firmness is reached.
Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.
So don’t let your craving for something sweet this holiday get your diet down. Instead, try either of these recipes and you can satisfy those cravings without feeling guilty.