Three Recipes to Feed, Fuel Your Body Quickly

Mixed Berry Smoothie
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Looking for some easy meal ideas to make at home?  Chris Barrett, Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, walks you through how to make three recipes that are both simple to prepare and offer lots of nutritional value.

Triple Berry Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • 1 scoop protein


  • Add all ingredients directly into the blender and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Serves: 1

Calories: 361

Total Fat 4.7g

Total Carbohydrates: 48g

Fiber 9g

Protein: 34g

Sodium: 185 mg

Sunshine Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 6 oz container vanilla yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed


  • Add all ingredients directly into the blender and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Serves: 1

Calories: 370

Total Fat: 4.7 g

Total Carbohydrates: 45g

Fiber 5g

Protein: 38 g

Sodium: 111 mg

**Excellent Sources of Vitamin C**

Banana Vanilla Cream Oatmeal


  • ½ cup dry oats (old fashioned or instant)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 banana


  • Add dry oats to bowl, sliced the banana and TBSP of peanut butter to bowl.
  • Put into microwave for ~1:30 (90 seconds)
  • Once done add and mix in protein powder.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Serves: 1

Calories: 473

Total Fat: 12g

Saturated Fat: 2.9 g

Total Carbohydrates:62 g

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g

Protein:  34 g

Sodium: 136 mg

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