Vegetarian Diet Plan Meals Can Be Enhanced by Smoothies

For those who follow a vegetarian diet plan meals can at times be a problem because of limited food choices or variety of meals. There are a number of books, Web sites and magazines that carry vegan and vegetarian recipes, all which point out how to combine many fruits and vegetables to create a variety of delicious meals.

One common thread among those following a vegetarian diet plan is to combine the necessary vitamins and minerals to promote a healthy body and include food sources which add protein, fiber, B12, Calcium, Vitamin D and Omega 3.

One way to combine the most essential foods for good health and to maintain a vegetarian diet plan is to choose fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy products to make a healthy vegetable or fruit smoothie that is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Spend some time and learn about the ingredients that make up a smoothie. And be sure to include for example:

Protein which can be found in peaches, pineapples and coconut, as well as bananas or strawberries

B12 can be found eggs, milk, and milk products, such as soy milk with Vitamin

Calcium is found in dark leafy greens, and even some fruits like pineapples. And keep your eye on the grocery store shelves where many brands of orange juice fortified with calcium are on sale!

And for those vitamins such as Vitamin D which promotes the absorption of calcium and magnesium, and is found mostly in fish and fish oils can also be found in Mila, which is a fortified chia seed that is also rich with Omega 3’s which are the fatty acids that control cholesterol.

As you can imagine, adding fish or fish oil to a smoothie is certainly not very appealing but adding Mila is a good tasting and natural answer to add Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and phytonutrients to any smoothie you make.

Try this smoothie recipe if you are on a vegetarian diet plan, and enjoy a delicious meal of natural ingredients filled with vitamins and minerals, which will restore your body’s energy and good health.

o 1/2 cup light vanilla soy milk (cold)
o 1 cup peach slices (cold) frozen peach slices are fine to use
o 1/2 cup of light, low-fat yogurt. Add your favorite flavor for; plain, vanilla, peach or pineapple.
o 1 scoop of Mila

Combine these ingredients in your blender and mix until smooth. And while you are gathering the ingredients and preparing the smoothie, put a glass in your freezer to chill. When your smoothie is ready, pour into the chilled glass and serve!

Visit Best Fruit Smoothies for other recipes that will help you enjoy a healthy vegetarian diet plan.

Jacqueline M. Faulkner

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