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Our Favorite Dr. Oz Recipe: The Magical Breakfast Blaster

As cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and well-renowned television star, Dr. Oz is devoted to educating people about and leading them towards living healthy lifestyles. The Turkish-born, Ivy-League educated host is a proponent of alternative medicine and other ways to promote health without traditional medicine.

As the father of three daughters and one son, Oz is especially dedicated to children’s health and nutrition and has developed many healthy, tasty, and kid-friendly recipes geared towards children and teens. In his work promoting healthy living for adults, he is helping parents model proactive behavior for their children and encouraging them to help their own children follow in their footsteps. Furthermore, by promoting active lifestyles, healthy snacking, and tips and tricks for parents to help their kids develop a healthy body image, you could even say that Oz is an expert in helping kids and teens stay happy and healthy!

Check out his quick, easy, nutrient-packed, and delicious Dr. Oz recipe, the Breakfast Blender smoothie—it is the perfect start to your day, and without any food-related guilt. Loaded with fruit, essential oils, and protein, this smoothie is an effortless way to get your kids those essential nutrients that they need. The best part is that they won’t even know it!

2 servings (136 calories per serving)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large ripe banana (or other fruit of your choice)
  • 1 scoop (1/3 cup) Soy Protein (like Nature’s Plus ?Spiru-Tein: naturesplus.com)
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp apple juice concentrate or honey
  • 1 tsp psyllium seed husks
  • 8 oz water

DIRECTIONS:

1. Peel the banana and break it into chunks.

2. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Optional: Add a few cubes of ice, as well as powdered vitamins.

3. Cover; blend until smooth.

4. Enjoy!

Dr. Mehmet Oz stars on his own television show, Dr. Oz, which is dedicated to educating the American Public on healthy life styles and medicine. For more recipes, check out Dr. Oz’s website at http://www.doctoroz.com/recipes.