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Tips for a Healthy 4th of July Holiday and a Red, White and Blue Power Protein Smoothie Recipe

Celebrating a holiday doesn’t have to mean overindulging in sweets or giving up your healthy habits. Start your 4th of July off right with your normal workout and a powerful protein smoothie to give you lots of energy for the festive day ahead.

Tips for a Healthy 4th of July Holiday and a Red, White and Blue Power Protein Smoothie Recipe

By making time for your workout and protein smoothie in the morning, you get it out of the way before things get hectic; then the focus is on having a good time for the rest of the day. Another benefit of drinking your protein smoothie before that big cookout? Protein is filling, so you’ll be less tempted to go for huge portions at the dessert table.

Tips for a Healthy 4th of July Holiday and a Red, White and Blue Power Protein Smoothie Recipe

Keep the focus on a smart balance of food, activity and fun by getting active in the morning, snacking on something healthy before the party, and these other tips:

  • Take a look at what’s on the party buffet before you fill up your plate. Take a few things you want, none of what you don’t love, and be sure to balance things out with fruits and veggies.
  • Eat slowly and don’t stuff yourself. Summer cookouts and holidays usually mean food is around for snacking for hours on end, so just eat enough to feel comfortably full. There will always be more if you get hungry again.
  • Bring a healthy dish to the cookout, so you know you’ll always have something to eat that works within your personal dietary guidelines.


Red, White and Blue Power Protein Smoothie
SERVES: 3

See "Notes" for the method used in this single-serve blender.
Ingredients
1 cup cranberry-raspberry juice
1/2 cup (2 scoops) vanilla protein powder
1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) strawberries, hulled and halved
3/4 cup (4 ounces) blueberries
1 medium ripe banana, cut into large chunks
1 cup vanilla yogurt
15 ice cubes
Instructions
1. Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
2. Cover and blend on AUTO SMOOTHIE setting or PULSE a few times, then blend on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds.
Notes
For a Single-Serve Blender, use 1/2 cup juice, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 cup strawberry halves, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 banana, 1/3 cup yogurt and 4 ice cubes.
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51132 single serve blender

Hamilton Beach® Single-Serve Blenders feature durable stainless steel blades that blend your favorite drinks, sauces or dressings in seconds. Use the travel cup to blend drinks to go anytime, or fill the whole jar with fresh ingredients for family and friends. Cleanup couldn’t be simpler — place the cup or blending jar right in the dishwasher.

 



When you just have to get up and go, there’s no better way to jumpstart your day than a burst of bright berry flavor and a filling shot of protein. Get a morning boost that lasts ‘til lunch with this quick and easy Go Sport smoothie recipe.

Jumpstart Your Day with a Morning Berry Blast Protein Smoothie

 


Morning Berry Blast Protein Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
1 cup ice
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Instructions
Place ingredients in jar in order listed. Carefully place cutting assembly and collar onto jar.
Turn jar upside down and place onto base. Press ON/OFF button to pulse or blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Hold jar in place while blending.
Remove collar and cutting blade assembly from jar. Hand-tighten drinking lid onto jar.
Notes
This recipe was developed for the Go Sport Blender. If using a traditional single-serve blender, reverse the order of the ingredients in the jar starting with liquid or juicy fruits first.
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51135 go sport blender single serveBlend a smoothie or protein shake and head out to work, the gym or wherever your active lifestyle takes you with the Hamilton Beach® Go Sport Blender (51135). The 20 ounce blender jar is also a travel bottle, so just put on the lid and go. The bottle fits in most car cup holders, and the flip-top lid lets you drink right from the bottle. Your smoothie will stay cold with the insulated, BPA-free sport bottle that keeps blended drinks colder longer and reduces condensation.

 



Afternoon Energy Boost Go Sport Chai Smoothie

You know that point in the afternoon when everyone at work starts getting sleepy at their desks and the coffee maker in the break room gets its second workout of the day? As people try to caffeinate their way through the afternoon slump, it’s not uncommon for Jim from Accounting to nod off in his 2:30 staff meeting. Well, we’ve seen it all, and we’ve heard your cries for an answer to the afternoon energy crisis on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The Afternoon Energy Boost Chai Smoothie has the added benefit of double strength chai tee for a natural pick-me-up anytime the slump hits. With the Go Sport blender, it’s easy to get your lift anywhere because the blending jar is also a to-go cup. Now that you’re armed with the perfect energy-boosting smoothie recipe, you can power through your afternoon without missing a beat.

Afternoon Energy Boost Go Sport Chai Smoothie


Afternoon Energy Boost Go Sport Chai Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
1 cup ice cubes (10 crescent shape)
1 cup cold double strength chai tea
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup fat free milk
Instructions
Place ingredients in jar in order listed. Carefully place cutting assembly and collar onto jar.
Turn jar upside down and place onto base. Press ON/OFF button to pulse or blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Hold jar in place while blending.
Remove collar and cutting blade assembly from jar. Hand-tighten drinking lid onto jar.
Notes
This recipe was developed for the Go Sport Blender. If using a traditional single-serve blender, reverse the order of the ingredients in the jar starting with liquid or juicy fruits first.
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Quick and Healthy Green Apple Kale Smoothie

Summer sun means lots of activities for families, kids and adults, and these days, it seems like being fit has to “fit in” with with an on-the-go lifestyle or it’s just not going to work. That’s why we love the light and compact Go Sport Blender and the healthy, delicious smoothie recipes we can make to get us out the door quickly.

The blender jar is also the to-go cup, so once the apples, banana, kale and juice are blended, we can screw on the drinking top and rush out the door. We’re still getting the refreshing boost we crave from a healthful whole juice snack, but it’s convenient and fits into our busy lives.

Quick and Healthy Green Apple Kale Smoothie


Go Sport Green Apple Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
6 crescent shape ice cubes
1/2 medium Granny Smith apple, cut in slices
1/2 medium banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup kale, torn into pieces
1/2 cup apple juice
Instructions
Place ingredients in jar in order listed. Carefully place cutting assembly and collar onto jar.
Turn jar upside down and place onto base. Press ON/OFF button to pulse or blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Hold jar in place while blending.
Remove collar and cutting blade assembly from jar. Hand-tighten drinking lid onto jar.
Notes
This recipe was developed for the Go Sport Blender. If using a traditional single-serve blender, reverse the order of the ingredients in the jar, starting with liquid or juicy fruits first.
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51135 go sport blender single serveBlend a smoothie or protein shake and head out to work, the gym or wherever your active lifestyle takes you with the Hamilton Beach® Go Sport Blender (51135). The 20 ounce blender jar is also a travel bottle, so just put on the lid and go. The bottle fits in most car cup holders, and the flip-top lid lets you drink right from the bottle. Your smoothie will stay cold with the insulated, BPA-free sport bottle that keeps blended drinks colder longer and reduces condensation.



Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Mornings are busy, and often we forget to grab breakfast before rushing out the door. While you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, sometimes there just isn’t enough time. Whether you’re headed out to work, the gym or to another activity, a quick and easy breakfast smoothie only takes minutes to make.

An active lifestyle doesn’t have to mean extra work when you have delicious and simple recipes plus with the convenience of a Go Sport Blender. This compact blender combines jar with travel bottle letting you mix, flip, top and go. The bottle fits in most car cup holders, so you can enjoy your peanut butter and banana breakfast smoothie while you’re on the move.

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie


Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
1/2 cup ice cubes (5 crescent shape)
1 small frozen banana, broken into chunks
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup milk or almond milk
Instructions
Place ingredients in jar in order listed. Carefully place cutting assembly and collar onto jar.
Turn jar upside down and place onto base. Press ON/OFF button to pulse or blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Hold jar in place while blending.
Remove collar and cutting blade assembly from jar. Hand-tighten drinking lid onto jar.
Notes
This recipe was developed for the Go Sport Blender. If using a traditional single-serve blender, reverse the order of the ingredients in the jar, starting with liquid or juicy fruits first.
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51135 go sport blender single serve

 

Blend a smoothie or protein shake and head out to work, the gym or wherever your active lifestyle takes you with the Hamilton Beach® Go Sport Blender (51135). The 20 ounce blender jar is also a travel bottle, so just put on the lid and go. The bottle fits in most car cup holders, and the flip-top lid lets you drink right from the bottle. Your smoothie will stay cold with the insulated, BPA-free sport bottle that keeps blended drinks colder longer and reduces condensation.