Cyclist's Daily Launch Smoothie - Pineapple Mango Lime Coconut Thyroid-Happy Green Smoothie

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Pineapple Mango Lime Coconut Thyroid-Happy Green Smoothie
This delicious fruity smoothie is made to NOT injure or irritate the thyroid, and to be a source of energy and high immunity.  My husband Ed has been drinking one of these almost every day of this month (and I mean 20 ounces by "one of these").  He has just completed riding 361 kilometers with this month's GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE to support children and their families in their battles against Cancer.  You can learn more about that, and please donate (income tax receipted) by going HERE.

My husband and hero Ed rode his heart out for these little kids!
The Recipe: (Makes 2 - 20 oz. servings for you and someone you love)

*Your choice of Frozen Organic Fruit: 3 Cups  (My Faves are Pineapple and Mango, mixed)
*Scoop or more of Coconut Shreds
*Juice of 1 Lime, Squeezed  
* 1/2 Cup (about 200 ml) Organic Apple Sauce
*2 Scoops your fave Dry Greens Mix  (I use Thyroid Greens - Goitrogen FREE green superfood powder drink mix )
*2 tsp. (30ml) the herb/spice Turmeric
*Water to make 40 oz. (about 16 oz.-- if it is too thick, add more)

Place all the above in your VitaMix (or other blender-- VitaMix are on sale right now HERE) and whirl it up until creamy and smooth, like soft serve ice cream.  It is ever so much more tasty and refreshing!  And will definitely have you feeling great and full until Lunchtime!  You might even find yourself cycling over 100km and doing stair-running when you get there! 


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Locavor Black and Blue Smoothie

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This delicious smoothie is made mostly from locally grown fruits: Black berries, our seedless green grapes, a friend's blue grapes (not Concords), and some apples from a farmer down the hill. The only non-local item is the coconut milk I used, that brought this all together more like a very flavourful shake!
Combine:
-1 C. Black and Green Grapes, washed and soaked in Apple Cider-Water, and picked off the stems (fussy, but worth it)
-Ripe, even mooshy, Blackberries
-Cored and cut up 1 - 2 Apples (your choice)
-1 - 3 C. Coconut Milk (the drinkable stuff)
NOTES:
I am careful to use organically-grown fruit just to cut down on the unnecessary toxins, and to amp up the flavour (I swear that organic produce tastes like "real fruit")

The blue grapes are very beautiful on the vine, etc., but they don't have a great flavour-- probably made just to make wine.  They also have seeds in them, which make a high speed blender a great tool and the seeds are good to consume this way.

The seedless green grapes are extremely flavourful and sweet.

The blackberries are from a cultivated, thornless variety and are sweet and very local-- our backyard. One or two bushes keeps us in frozen berries for a long while.

My husband likes his smoothies a little sweeter than I like mine and adds in honey or stevia, and he often adds in superfoods (as I mention in other recipes on this site).

Even if you don't have grapes or blackberries, I know that you have some berries or other fruits that grow locally for you... use them in smoothies whenever there is an abundance of them... locally grown fruits and berries have the advantage of being fresher at the time of consumption if they are eaten at harvest time, and that means more nutrients are retained.  Enjoy!
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Avocado Smoothies

Today I thought I would try an avo smoothie since we have a few of those little green eggs in our pantry... Avocado makes smoothies sooooooooo smooth (as in silky smooth and thick) and have healthy belly-fat-fighting properties.  When I tried to get at the recipes, I got locked into either abandoning what looked like a pile of fantastic recipes OR signing up for a newsletter that I don't want... because down came a pop-over or pop-up with NO way to exit or get at the recipes.  Grrr.... Ah well, life is too short to go on and on about that.

Here is a sample recipe, with adjustments of my own (like, who needs ice cubes when you can use frozen fruit instead? and out with extra sweeteners and dairy, wherever possible):

AVO-PEAR SMOOTHIE
1 large pear, chopped
1/2 cup frozen green grapes
1/4 avocado
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Cold Water to level wanted
**Spin all the above up in your Vitamix! (serves 1 or 2)

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Fresh Green Glorious Aloha Smoothie -

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This is such a refreshing morning smoothie-- can just feel the chlorophyll pulsing through my system!
This is one of those days when all the work in the garden -- soil amendment, weeding, seeding, watering etc-- seems like it was all worth it! The sky is robin's egg blue, the sun is dazzling, and there is an abundance of fresh greens for the smoothies!  There is really nothing like the HUNDRED STEP DIET (that is, eating right out of your own garden).  No fruit or berries yet, but I have a freezer with frozen fruit in it (so refreshing), bananas and apples! Let's go:

 INGREDIENTS:

Put the following together in a Vitamix Carafe (or other blender):

  • 2 + handfuls of FRESH GREENS (I used Cilantro, Chard and a Lettuce leaf)
  • 1 C. Frozen Pineapple (or fresh)
  • 1 Banana (chunks)
  • 1 Apple (chopped with core and stems removed, but skin intact)
  • Filtered Water to make 1 +  Quarts/ Litres
Whirl up!  Simple as that... but simple is so satisfying!  

Raspberry-Orange-Avo Chiffon Green Smoothie

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To me, this is the most delightful of smoothies and I will sip it with my Sweetie!!

 Put the following in your Blender Carafe:

  • 1/2 Avocado, flesh only 
  • 1-2 C. Frozen Raspberries 
  • 1 Sweet Orange, seedless, peeled 
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Parsley Tops 
  • 1 pkt. Stevia or other sweetener (optional) 
  • Filtered Water (as much as you want, usually 1-3 C.) 
  •  Spin up in the blender and enjoy!

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