Typically I begin any weight-loss program with a good amount of enthusiasm. Procrastination and a busy schedule will often win over good intentions. That is why I rely on good nutrition to make up for times I’m unable to fit in a workout. Even then, making sure I fit enough fruits and vegetables in my diet can be a challenge. Learning how to make healthy smoothies has made all the difference. All you need are a couple of basic smoothie recipes then you can add ingredients to boost their nutrition. Drinking a smoothie in the morning can help blood sugar, increase metabolism, and provide a balance to help manage cravings. Two of my favorite smoothies are The Basic Green Smoothie and The Basic Protein Smoothie: The Basic Green Smoothie Step 1: Blend the following for about 60 seconds until smooth Place 2 cups of filtered water into your blender Add a dash of Stevia Juice from 1/4 of lemon Add 2 cups combo of Organic Spinach/Kale (or any other greens like chard, collard, and purple kale) Step 2: Add the following to blender and blend again 1 Banana 1 Small organic apple 1 cup organic frozen berries 2 Tbsp chia seeds A couple of ice-cubes The Basic Protein Smoothie 1 cup skim milk or almond milk 1 serving of probiotic yogurt 1 scoop organic protein powder A couple of ice-cubes or frozen fruit for flavor *Blend together until smooth. We recommend the Dash Chef Series Premium Digital Blender. Coupled with the ability to process fruits and veggies needed for making your perfect smoothie is the power to blend almost anything to perfection.