Sunday Funday

My Sundays are all about getting organized. It’s such a great way to ease into Monday! My hardwood floors are now sparkling , my mountain of laundry is clean, and The Oz Monster has been walked. Now for my reward! A smoothie!


8oz Silk Vanilla soymilk

4oz Market Pantry tropical blend frozen fruit (pineapple, banana, mango, & peach)

1 Tablespoon peanut butter

The truth about soymilk—>
Question: “Is frozen fruit as healthy for you as fresh fruit?”

Answer: For the most part, yes.

“With shipping and storage, fresh fruit can often sit around for as long as two weeks before it hits your supermarket,” says Suzanne Henson, RD, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s EatRight Weight Management Program. “During that time, it can lose a lot of its nutrients, especially vitamin C.”

In contrast, frozen fruit is often picked and frozen at the peak of freshness. It’s also a better choice for concocting smoothies. But watch out for frozen fruits in syrup — it packs extra calories.

Originally published in Fitness magazine, May 2006.

  Dr. Richard Mattes, a professor of nutrition at Purdue University, says, “A  tablespoon or two of peanut butter is all it takes to net a world of benefits  for both the heart and the waistline.”
Read more:  What are the Benefits of Eating Peanut Butter? |

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