Tracee BrennerTracee is founder of Nutrition is Healing a nutrition counseling firm to provide individualized services regarding weight loss, eating disorders, prevention of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, GI issues and overall wellness. The focus is on Holistic Nutrition, incorporating the importance of eating real foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, herbs and spices and understanding the incredible benefits they have on your body, as well as stress reducing techniques. Tracee went to Johnson and Wales Culinary school and graduated in 1986 and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian at Marymount College and did her internship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. She recently co-authored the book Whole Life Nurtition: A Simple Approach to Nourishing America’s Busy Families. Tracee is currently launching a company web-site www.Realfoodmoms.com which include a blog and cooking section for parents, rankings of healthy food products and a nutrition section answering questions from teens and tweens. Tracee continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and participates in many continue education classes including Mind Body Medicine through the Institute of Mind Body Medicine. Tracee is a member of the American Dietetic Association and Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Nutrition in Complementary Care and Weight Management practice groups. She is also a member of the American Botanical Society and a member of the Haworth School Wellness Committee and Action For Healthy Kids.
Hi! I am Tracy from Nutrition is Healing. Today, we are making healthy snacks. We are going to make a Tropical smoothie which is great for breakfast or any time of the day. Now, I am going to use rice milk, because lactose is intolerant. You can use any type of milk, regular cows milk, skimmed, almond milk, rice milk, and I am going to use yoghurt, which I decided to use a Greek style, unsweetened yoghurt, and its strained now, but most people who are lactose intolerant can tolerate yoghurt because, the yoghurt has the probiotics which are very helpful for your gut, and has good, positive bacteria in it, which is really good for a healthy, digestive system. I am using a cup of milk, and five ounces of yoghurt. Now, we are using frozen strawberry, banana, and mango, in a bag already. I like to use frozen fruits, because, its nice, and icy, and cold, rather than adding additional ice, especially when drinking it in the winter time, so, you dont get chilled. And I am using 16 ounces of frozen fruit. I am also using a tablespoon of agave nectar. Now, agave nectar is a sweetener, most of you are probably not familiar with. Its from the blue agave cactus, very low in Glycemic Load, its an excellent sweetener. You dont need a lot, because its quite sweet already, and it does not bother your blood sugar level. It goes into the blood stream really slowly, its delicious. Now, we are going to go ahead and blend the smoothie, that just takes a minute, and then well garnish it with the strawberries. We've blended our puree for about a minute. Now, this is fun and easy that children can actually do themselves, or help you in the process. The more kids end up cooking with you, the more theyll tend to eat it, and you can garnish the smoothie with a strawberry and it looks really pretty and appetizing. Thats how you make a Tropical smoothie. Next, we are going into making a creamy banana smoothie.