Uncategorized March 12, 2014 Leave a comment
A NEW FAVORITE…
1cup of organic Pomegranate juice
1cup of plain Greek yogurt
1cup of strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
Splash of water
Few ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!!!!
Makes about 3-4 servings
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Goji-strawberry breakfast smoothie
If your strawberries are lacking sweetness, add the optional honey or sweetener of your choice. I use unstrained, homemade almond milk, as that’s what I keep on hand; it also adds more body to the smoothie if you’re drinking it as a meal. You will need to soak the flax and goji overnight; this not only softens them but also allows the flax to thicken to a gelatinous consistency. I soaked the flax and goji on the counter but if you want a cold smoothie, place it in the fridge.
2 tablespoons flax seeds
3 tablespoons goji berries
¾ cup filtered water
2 cups hulled strawberries
1 cup homemade almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon raw honey or sweetener of choice, optional
Add flax seeds and goji berries to a cup or jar, pour in water and soak overnight or until thick and gelatinous.
Place everything in a blender and blend until completely smooth, drink immediately or allow to sit for a few minutes to thicken.
Any left over smoothie keeps for up to 2 days in the fridge, where it will thicken further.
Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
By Ryan Carmody
Herbal Smoothies, Vegan Smoothies
This smoothie exemplifies one of my favorite aspects of smoothies. Creating an absolutely delicious drink containing a number of healthy ingredients that you wouldn’t normally consume individually, unless you like to gag 🙂
Turmeric is a “super spice” in my book, with health benefits that are vast and various. While I’ve been cooking with it for years, I just recently started adding it into my smoothies, with much success.
Here’s why “hiding” a little turmeric in your smoothies is such a great idea.
•Potent Anti-Inflammatory – At the root of most health issues you’ll find inflammation, whose reduction goes along way in alleviating symptoms.
•Aids Weight Loss – By helping increase the flow of bile, an important factor in digesting dietary fat. Also helps the liver detoxify.
•Anti-Cancerous Properties – Turmeric helps prevent and destroy cancer cells.
•Powerful Antioxidant – Potent free-radical quencher.
•Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral, and Anti-Fungal – Perfect when colds or the flu strike.
•Skin Health – Promotes healthy skin and can reduce skin problems.
•Helps With – Turmeric has been implicated in helping relieve and stave off: Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, and depression.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric responsible for much of its health promoting properties, in case you were curious.
Turmeric has a slightly bitter taste. By blending it with sweet fruit and/or a sweetener and not using a ton, you won’t even notice it in your smoothie. I used turmeric from a spice bottle, but fresh turmeric will work just as well. Enjoy!
Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
•1 cup almond or coconut milk
•1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
•1 fresh or frozen banana
•1 tablespoon coconut oil
•1/2 teaspoon turmeric
•1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon ginger
•A dash of sea salt
•A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)
•1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
•1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
•1/3 cup coconut shreds/flakes
•1 tablespoon maca
Simply place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend away for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is achieved.