Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Braces Friendly Eats: Creamy Clementine Smoothie


Collins Orthodontics Presents: Braces Friendly Eats
Creamy Clementine Smoothie
Craving the perfect blend?

Here’s the video that shows you how to make it: https://youtu.be/kjag3QDq3oM


INGREDIENTS
Servings: 1
Creamy Clementine Smoothie
1 cup, milk
4 clementines, peeled
2 small (or 1 large) bananas
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 handful of ice
What You’ll Need
Blender/Food Processor
1 spoon for doling ingredients in
1 glass cup
PREPARATION 
  1. Peel your clementines and bananas.
  2. Add the following into your blender:
    • Peeled clementines and banana(s)
    • ½ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 1 cup of milk
    • A handful of ice
  3. Blend until smooth!
Easy, right? Now pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy your refreshment that’s as sweet as it is healthy – that’s something to smile about!

About "Braces Friendly Eats" by Collins Orthodontics
When Malia prepped for clear braces treatment at Collins Orthodontics, she shared her plan with us. Her meal plan! She jumped on the internet, found the foods perfect for her first week in braces, and prepped them before ever sitting back in our chair at Collins Orthodontics. 
The result? Collins Orthodontics presents Braces Friendly Eats featuring Malia Howe—healthy foods you’ll love that won’t irritate your smile while you start your treatment.
Meet Malia



Say hello to mom, blogger and (surprise!) ninja in the kitchen, Malia Howe. She never had braces before and recently decided she was ready for the perfect smile. And she didn’t have to look far for the right orthodontist, Dr. Grant Collins, a family friend. Together they decided to bring these tasty, smile-friendly eats to patients everywhere.
Thirsty for more? Visit her food blog.

Questions about Braces or Invisalign?
Collins Orthodontics Website
Facebook Page
Youtube

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Braces Friendly Eats: Avocado Chicken Salad


Collins Orthodontics Presents: Braces Friendly Eats
Avocado Chicken Salad
Time to mix things up!

Here’s the video that shows you how to make it: https://youtu.be/DNxYG4HTx5c

INGREDIENTS
Servings: 1 bowl

Avocado Chicken Salad
2 cups, shredded cooked chicken
1 ripe avocado
½ tsp, garlic powder
½ tsp each, salt and pepper
2 tsp, fresh lime juice
2 T, fresh cilantro
½ cup, plain Greek yogurt
Fresh lettuce bed/pita bread/crackers

What You’ll Need
1 bowl
A spoon and fork for stirring

PREPARATION
1.     Scoop two ripe avocados into your bowl and mash with a fork.
2.     Add ½ cup of Greek yogurt.
3.     Pour on 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice.
4.     Add ½ a teaspoon of garlic powder.
5.     Season with ½ a teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
6.     Top it off with 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro.
7.     Bring it all together – mix well with that spoon!
8.     Stir in 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken.
9.     Chill in the fridge for 30-minutes to let those flavors blend.

Now serve up your chicken salad on some pita bread or a bed of lettuce.  Enjoy!


About "Braces Friendly Eats" by Collins Orthodontics

When Malia prepped for clear braces treatment at Collins Orthodontics, she shared her plan with us. Her meal plan! She jumped on the internet, found the foods perfect for her first week in braces, and prepped them before ever sitting back in our chair at Collins Orthodontics. 
The result? Collins Orthodontics presents Braces Friendly Eats featuring Malia Howe—healthy foods you’ll love that won’t irritate your smile while you start your treatment.
Meet Malia
Say hello to mom, blogger and (surprise!) ninja in the kitchen, Malia Howe. She never had braces before and recently decided she was ready for the perfect smile. And she didn’t have to look far for the right orthodontist, Dr. Grant Collins, a family friend. Together they decided to bring these tasty, smile-friendly eats to patients everywhere.
Hungry for more? Visit her food blog.



Questions about Braces or Invisalign?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Braces Friendly Eats: Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Soda (aka "The Minne-Soda")


Collins Orthodontics Presents: Braces Friendly Eats
Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Soda 
(aka "The Minne-Soda") 
Pour on something sweet!

Here’s the video that shows you how to make it: https://youtu.be/LCRVE9_RjC0


INGREDIENTS:
Servings: 1 tall glass

Chocolate Minne-Soda
Haagen-Daazs coffee ice cream (accept no substitutes!!!)
¼ cup of milk
2 tablespoons, chocolate syrup
Cream Soda

What You’ll Need
1 glass
1 spoon to stir
1 appetite for something sweet 😊

PREPARATION
1.     Pour milk into a nice tall glass, about 1-2 inches high.
2.     Add chocolate syrup – a lot of it! Turn that milk to a deep and delicious shade
3.     Add several scoops of ice cream till you’ve filled your glass. (Ice cream addicts may add more)
4.     Fill your glass with cream soda and stir lightly.
5.     Let it settle and top it off with more cream soda.
6.     Enjoy with a long spoon and a straw.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your glass of heaven right here on earth. We promise it will be smile-worthy!


About "Braces Friendly Eats" by Collins Orthodontics
When Malia prepped for clear braces treatment at Collins Orthodontics, she shared her plan with us. Her meal plan! She jumped on the internet, found the foods perfect for her first week in braces, and prepped them before ever sitting back in our chair at Collins Orthodontics. 
The result? Collins Orthodontics presents Braces Friendly Eats featuring Malia Howe—healthy foods you’ll love that won’t irritate your smile while you start your treatment.
Meet Malia
Say hello to mom, blogger and (surprise!) ninja in the kitchen, Malia Howe. She never had braces before and recently decided she was ready for the perfect smile. And she didn’t have to look far for the right orthodontist, Dr. Grant Collins, a family friend. Together they decided to bring these tasty, smile-friendly eats to patients everywhere.
Hungry for more? Visit her food blog.



Questions about Braces or Invisalign?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Braces Friendly Scrambled Egg Muffins

Collins Orthodontics Presents: Braces Friendly Eats
Scrambled Egg Muffins
Look out, Egg McMuffin!

Here’s the video that shows you how to make it:

https://youtu.be/kuR_-4fne24

INGREDIENTS
Servings: 12 muffins 
Scrambled Egg Muffins
1 dozen large eggs
½ cup milk
Salt/pepper
¾ cup grated cheese of your choosing 
What You’ll Need
Large bowl
12 Cup Muffin Cooking Tin
Cooking spray
¾ cup grated cheese of your choosing 
PREPARATION 
  1. Grab your large bowl and whisk up your eggs and milk with a quick dash of salt and pepper.
  2. Add a fresh coat of cooking spray on your muffin tin spray evenly— so all your cups are covered.
  3. Pour evenly into the cups of your muffin tray.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of your favorite cheese on each muffin. (Torn? We recommend Colby Jack.)
  5. Pop in the oven and bake at 350 for 20-minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from tin and spice it up or add some flavor with hot sauce or ketchup. 
  7. Enjoy!
Saving some for later? Your batch can keep for a couple days, perfect for a quick, hot breakfast on-the-go. Just reheat for a minute in your microwave.

About "Braces Friendly Eats" by Collins Orthodontics
When Malia prepped for clear braces treatment at Collins Orthodontics, she shared her plan with us. Her meal plan! She jumped on the internet, found the foods perfect for her first week in braces, and prepped them before ever sitting back in our chair at Collins Orthodontics. 
The result? Collins Orthodontics presents Braces Friendly Eats featuring Malia Howe—healthy foods you’ll love that won’t irritate your smile while you start your treatment.
Meet Malia
Say hello to mom, blogger and (surprise!) ninja in the kitchen, Malia Howe. She never had braces before and recently decided she was ready for the perfect smile. And she didn’t have to look far for the right orthodontist, Dr. Grant Collins, a family friend. Together they decided to bring these tasty, smile-friendly eats to patients everywhere.
Hungry for more? Visit her food blog.

Questions about Braces or Invisalign?
Collins Orthodontics Website
Facebook Page
Youtube

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Braces Friendly Banana Oat Chia Pancakes

Collins Orthodontics Presents: Braces Friendly Eats
Banana Oat Chia Pancakes
Bananas and oats, see how they stack up!

Here’s the video that shows you how to make it:


Servings: 2-4

Banana Oat Chia Pancakes
1 cup rolled oats
2 large eggs
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil (plus extra for cooking)
1/4 cup milk (almond, soy, or dairy
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

PREPARATION (with Food Processor)
  1. Use your food processor to grind the oats into fine flour. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well-blended. 
  3. Heat up a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once warm, add coconut oil and swirl around until melted with your pan bottom fully coated!
  5. Drop your batter into 1/8 cup portions.
  6. Cook ‘em up for 3-4 minutes or until slightly set/bubbly. 
  7. Flip and finish cooking for about 2-3 more minutes.  
  8. Transfer to your plate and top it off with sliced banana and your choice of honey, syrup, or even Nutella.
  9. Enjoy!
No processor? No problem.
  1. Crack open those eggs and whisk them up in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Mash your freshly peeled banana in with the egg.
  3. Add cinnamon, vanilla, chia seeds and oats and stir to combine well.
  4. Set aside and take five while you prepare your toppings.
  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Once warm, add the coconut oil and swirl around till melted and the bottom of the pan is completely coated.
  7. Using a ¼ cup measure, scoop mix into your cooking pan, leaving space between pancakes so you can turn them easily. Cooking just 3 at a time!
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then flip those babies over and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side or until cooked through
  9. Transfer to your plate and top it off with sliced banana and your choice of honey or syrup, or maybe some Nutella?
  10. Enjoy!
About "Braces Friendly Eats" by Collins Orthodontics
When Malia prepped for clear braces treatment at Collins Orthodontics, she shared her plan with us. Her meal plan! She jumped on the internet, found the foods perfect for her first week in braces, and prepped them before ever sitting back in our chair at Collins Orthodontics. 
The result? Collins Orthodontics presents Braces Friendly Eats featuring Malia Howe—healthy foods you’ll love that won’t irritate your smile while you start your treatment.
Meet Malia
Say hello to mom, blogger and (surprise!) ninja in the kitchen, Malia Howe. She never had braces before and recently decided she was ready for the perfect smile. And she didn’t have to look far for the right orthodontist, Dr. Grant Collins, a family friend. Together they decided to bring these tasty, smile-friendly eats to patients everywhere.
Hungry for more? Visit her food blog.

Questions about Braces or Invisalign?
Collins Orthodontics Website
Facebook Page
Youtube
Instagram:@TheBracesGuy