|Healthy SC Challenge offers tips
Healthy South Carolina Challenge has a Web site with helpful weekly
health tips, which are in line with what Health 1st advocates.
The four healthy habits promoted by Health 1st are to walk and move
more, eat more fruits and vegetables, use water as your primary
beverage and stay smoke free. For weekly tips, visit
http://www.healthysc.gov. The following recipe was taken from
this week’s tips:
Easy Breakfast Smoothie (mostly prepared the night before)
- 4 ounces plain, low-fat soy milk (or regular skim milk)
- 4 ounces acai, grape, or pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces frozen banana (buy them on sale, peel and freeze)
- 4 ounces frozen strawberries
- 4 ounces frozen blueberries
- 4 ounces frozen peaches or mangos
Combine the soy milk, juice, banana, strawberries, blueberries, and the
peaches (or mangos) in the carafe of a blender. Cover and refrigerate
overnight or up to 8 hours.
In the morning, or when the fruit is partially thawed, put the carafe
on the base of the blender, start at the lowest speed and slowly
accelerate to medium, until you achieve a vortex. Blend on medium for
one minute. Increase the speed to high and blend for an additional
minute. Serve immediately.
The next worksite screening will be held on Feb. 18 at Ashley River Tower. To register, visit http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/health1st or contact Annie Lovering Steele at 792-1245.
note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st.
Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee
wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column
seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010