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Three Recipes to Feed, Fuel Your Body Quickly

May 15, 2020

Looking for some easy meal ideas to make at home?  Chris Barrett, Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone and 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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