Smoothie recipes

Pomegranate smoothie
Uncategorized March 12, 2014 Leave a comment
A NEW FAVORITE…

1cup of organic Pomegranate juice
1cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 banana
1cup of strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 avocado
Splash of water
Few ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!!!!
Makes about 3-4 servings

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Spinach Smoothie:

Groovy Green Smoothie

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.

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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
The Ingredients

•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)
The Add-ons

•1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
•1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
•1/3 cup coconut shreds/flakes
•1 tablespoon maca
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Simply place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend away for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is achieved.

Let me know what you think of this tasty tropical turmeric smoothie by leaving a comment below. Happy Blending!
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