Smoothies can be a great meal replacement after your orthodontic appointment when your teeth and gums are feeling sore and tender. Often times, it is hard to chew and enjoy your favorite meals for a few days following your orthodontic adjustment. Because of this, your nutritional health may be compromised during these days. That is why we love smoothies (especially ones mixed with quality protein powder)! They are delicious, nutritious and easy to consume without the discomfort. And an added benefit is that it won’t get caught in between or behind the braces either! Today we are sharing one of our favorite smoothie recipes. Give it a try after your next appointment at L&M Orthodontics!
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
1/2 cup milk (can use vanilla almond breeze)
4 – 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt (1 individual-sized container)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana (or a whole banana if you like your smoothies sweeter)
1/4 cup raw, uncooked oats
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup ice cubes
Optional: 1-2 scoop vanilla protein powder
Add ingredients to blender in the order listed above then blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes.