Hungry Girl: Drink My Apple-Cherry Superfood Smoothie All Year Long

01/11/2016 at 02:40 PM ET

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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of ten books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

We’re a week and a half into January, which means New Year’s resolutions are probably still going strong, but at a certain point, you may start wistfully remembering all that great stuff you ate over the holidays.

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Well, good news! I’ve got a recipe for a crazy-good smoothie, inspired by the flavors of several classic holiday pies. Cherries, apples, and pumpkin are serious superfoods, loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. Blend ‘em up with a protein-packed base, and you’ll be sipping pretty.

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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Hungry Girl’s Pumped-Up Apple-Cherry Smoothie
Serves: 1

1 cup chopped Fuji apple (about 1 apple)
½ cup canned pure pumpkin
⅓ cup frozen dark sweet cherries (no sugar added)
3 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving
1 cup crushed ice (about 6 ice cubes)
no-calorie sweetener (optional)

1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Add ½ cup water, and blend at high speed until smooth, stopping and stirring if needed.

HG Tip: A full serving of protein powder is about 6 tbsp. A little goes a long way!

Nutritional Information: Entire recipe (about 20 oz.): 190 calories, 1g total fat (0.5g sat fat) 37mg sodium, 36.5g carbs, 9g fiber, 24g sugars, 12g protein


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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Shauna on

Do you think a milk alternative and or a soy yogurt could be added to this in order to make it a complete meal?

Musicka on

Very high in caebs but once in a while wont hurt.

Colton Scee on

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