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Showing posts with label flaxseed. Show all posts

Recipe of the Week: The Serotonin Send-Up Smoothie

SERATONIN SENDUP smoothie is a “take off” on Dr. John Gray’s famous smoothie that is part of a morning regimen to balance the serotonin and dopamine brain chemicals for improved individual wellbeing and healthy, happy relationships.  Please note that males require more protein (hemp or whey) and females require more omega oils (chia or flaxseed (ground) or hempseed oil.
Per Person:

*1 T. ground Chia seed or Flaxseed (Male)
*2 T. ground Chia Seed or Flaxseed (Female)
*1 T. Hemp Protein (Female)
*2 T. Hemp Protein (Male)
*1 Apple, cored and chopped rough
*3 /4 C. Frozen Blueberries
*4 natural, unblanched Almonds
Add a little filtered Water and blend until smooth- Yum!!

To your better and better health, ~Cynthia


Smoothie of the Week: Dates With A Sweetie

 Dates with a Sweetie:
I couldn't help being a little silly with today's smoothie title... this is by far the sweetest little smoothie I've ever made... sweet and smmmooooth!

Put the following in your Vitamix cannister:
  • 1/2 Bunch (large handful) organic Cilantro
  • 1-2 C. Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  • 4 Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 1 C. Frozen organic Berries (I used Blackberries)
  • Water from a Young Thai Coconut
  • 1/2 ripe Avocado flesh
  • 2 T. ground organic Flaxseed
  • Filtered Water to amount desired (I fill the cannister)
To your better and better health! 

Smoothie of the Week: Emperor Blueberry Smoothie


This Emperor smoothie originally appeared in the first issue of the Smoothiemoves ezine, but I'm updating it a little here so that it can be made for 2 people (and I have cut out the expensive MLM "juice")

  • Soak about 6-10 natural almonds in 2 oz. of organic Orange Juice
  • Grind up 2 T. Flaxseed in coffee grinder
Add to the Vitamix canister in the following order:
  • 1 C. Frozen organic Blueberries
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 T. Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1 organic Apple, cored, seeded and cut into segments
  • the Almonds and soak juice
Whirr until smooth.  Eat it like ice cream with a spoon, or if you want to drink it, add more fluid (water or organic orange juice.

This smoothie information is for you-- it's my bias-- so please see your own health care professional before making any health-related decisions. If you found anything useful, intriguing, or have questions, I appreciate your feedback... please use the comment box below.

 To your better and better health.
-- Cynthia

Sunshine-Shopping-Smoothie (Heaven)

I'm enjoying a terrific day here-- went shopping at the Sally Anne and came home with a stack of great fitness and gardening mags and a wonderful and recent Vita-Mix Whole Foods Recipes Book <--for 99 cents!

Then we had my all-time-favourite smoothie to date-- tasted like "summer in a glass":

  • 4 ripe Apricots
  • huge handful of fresh-from-the-garden Cilantro
  • 1 C. + frozen organic Blueberries
  • 3 frozen Bananas
  • Liquid and Meat from a Young Thai Coconut
  • 2 T. Ground Flaxseed (ground in coffee bean grinder)
  • 4-6 oz. of Filtered Water
This recipe provided both my husband and I with about 20 oz. of sheer ambrosia.  Aren't Green Smoothies just the bomb?

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