Showing posts with label smoothie recipe of the week. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smoothie recipe of the week. Show all posts

Smoothie of the Week: Grapefruit-Kefir Jolt


This Grapefruit-Kefir Jolt is not a smoothie for sissies -- by this I mean that it is not sweet (although go ahead and add extra sweeteners of choice) and the probiotics in the kefir married with the natural antioxidants and fibre in the grapefruit and the blueberries might lead to some.. hmm... movement.  You will feel clean and energized!
Add the following to your blender canister and blend up:

  • 3 washed, chopped ribs of Celery
  • halfed Grapefruit (both halves), peeled, with much white left (remove pips)
  • 1 C. plain Kefir (or store-bought)
  • 1 C. frozen Blueberries
  • 3-4 C. filtered Water

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

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: Apple-Almond-Blackberry Green Smoothie

Here is another delicious Blackberry Smoothie-- using apple, almond milk and of course, blackberries.

Now, it is possible that the combining of the almond milk and the fruit might pose a bit of a digestion problem for some-- if so, just take a full-spectrum enzyme before, during or after the smoothie... enzymes help with digestion.

Combine the following in your Vitamix (or other) blender carafe:
*Frozen Blackberries
*Tender Greens (Kale, Baby Spinach, Romaine, etc.)
*2-3 Apples (cored, all seeds removed, skin on)
*1-2 C. Fresh Almond Milk (10 soaked almonds per Cup of Water spun up in Vitamix)
*1 tsp. Cinnamon
Whirl up until fully creamy smooth.  Add more water or almond milk if it is too thick.  Mmmm.

Smoothie of the Week: Pumpkin Howl

courtesy of JillWellington at Pixaby
Pumpkin Howl is just a real scary name for a delectable 'pumpkin pie' type smoothie. I think you'll love it:

Put the following in your blender canister:

  • Meat and Liquid from one Young Thai Coconut (or 12 oz of Coconut Water)
  • 1/2 C. of canned Organic pumpkin puree
  • 4 soaked dates (pit removed) or Stevia to taste or Maple Syrup to taste
  • Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon or as desired)
(makes enough for two adult portions)  


Smart Pineapple Sage Smoothie (vegan)

Salvia elegans, photographed at the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum- Wikipedia, Eric Hunter, cc-

Okay, I've been wondering this all summer: what would a green smoothie with sage in it taste like? More specifically, what would a green smoothie with some of my abundant pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) in it taste like?  It smells like pineapple, it tastes slightly like pineapple and a lot like a mild version of the sage you put in your Christmas turkey.  I'm thinking it will have a sharp bitter flavour that will punch through any fruity flavours.  I decide to give it a try anyhow.

  • Water drained from 1 Young Thai Coconut (gel/meat reserved for another recipe)
  • Handful of cleaned (with water) Pineapple Sage Leaves
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1/4 C. Organic Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
  • Dash of Cinnamon (optional)
  • Filtered Water - as much as you want (1-2 Cups?)
Whirl up the above in your blender.  

Result: Actually, this is one of the mildest, sweetest Green Smoothies I've ever made. I may try it again and only use 1 banana.  It tastes very tropical.  I think some fresh pineapple would be very nice in this as well.  Sage is an herb with many ascribed natural healing properties.  Go here to read an interesting article from that perspective (also a recipe for Pineapple Sage Pound Cake). 

This smoothie information is for you-- it's my bias-- so please see your own health care professional before making any health-related decisions.
 To your better and better health, 

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