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  • Recipes for a Beautiful Smile

    We're all aware of the common things that can ruin our smiles like coffee, wine, sugar and more, but that doesn't mean everything we love has to be taken away. The same types of foods that can help prevent cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease can also prevent common oral health problems such as, tooth decay, gum disease and cavities. 

    Ready to get a brighter, healthier smile? Try these recipes to boost your oral health:

     

    Breakfast: Kaleberry Smile Booster Smoothie Recipe

     

    Ingredients

    • 1 banana
    • 8 ounces brewed green tea (plain, chilled)
    • 4 ice cubes
    • 1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries
    • 1⁄2 cup frozen strawberries
    • 4 kale leaves
    • 1⁄4 cup Greek yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar alcohol sweetener

     

    Directions

    Brew green tea and chill. In a blender, add ice, green tea, Greek yogurt and kale. Blend until no large pieces of kale are visible. Add the other ingredients and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated.

     

     

    Lunch: Crunchy Chopped Salad Recipe

     

     

    Ingredients

    1 cup celery, chopped
    1⁄4 cup red pepper, chopped
    1 tbsp onion (red, green or white) finely chopped
    4 leaves fresh basil, chopped, or 1⁄4 tsp dried basil
    2 drops natural sweetener, or 1 tsp honey, to taste
    1 tsp raspberry vinegar
    1 tsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil (optional)
    Sea salt, a pinch or two to taste
    Fresh ground peppercorn, a pinch or two to taste

     

     

    Directions

    Chop the vegetables and basil, if using fresh, and place in a medium bowl. If using dried basil, keep in a separate bowl.

    In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, stevia (or honey), salt, pepper, olive oil (optional), and 2 teaspoons of water. Add dried basil if using this instead of fresh. Stir and pour over vegetables. Toss well to coat.

     

     

     

     

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