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Smoothies are a great option for those with swallowing difficulties. They are cool, refreshing and the thickness can be adjusted by adding more liquids or frozen ingredients. They are also great for adding nutritional boosters, like protein powder.
Cherries are a great source of antioxidants, including anthocyanins and quercetin. Anthocyanins may help decrease the risk for certain cancers and lower inflammation within the body. Quercetin helps protect DNA and the heart.
Cinnamaldahyde, a compound found in cinnamon, may help to lessen the inflammation associated with certain cancers.
Wash Hands Wash hands before preparing smoothie.
Combine Ingredients Combine cherries, spinach, cauliflower, banana, almond milk, cinnamon, and yogurt in a blender. Blend until thick and smooth. For a thinner consistency, add more liquid.
Serve Serve immediately.
Wash Dishes Remember to wash dishes in hot, soapy water, sanitize cooking tools and surfaces, and thoroughly wash hands when finished.
Omit Greek yogurt, and use a plant-based version such as soy, coconut, or almond yogurt; use a plant-based protein powder
Omit the almond milk; use soy, rice, or cow’s milk
Use frozen fruits and vegetables.
Peel bananas before storing them in the freezer.
Make zip-top bags of all the frozen ingredients so you can quickly make a smoothie when you’re feeling hungry.
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