Post Workout Smoothie – Aid for Recovery

 Cranberry, cucumber, Kale, Orange, smoothie recipes, smoothies without yogurt, tofu  Comments Off on Post Workout Smoothie – Aid for Recovery
Mar 272017
 
post workout smoothie

This post workout smoothie recipe comes from the website Prevention.com.

It is considered to be a post workout smoothie because of:

  1. The beet will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow
  2. Kale really does live up to the hype, providing a large number of minerals and vitamins to support your physical exercise

Plus, this simple smoothie tastes really good too!

In you favorite smoothie blender mix:

  • 1 cup silken tofu (confused about the difference between regular and “silken” tofu? Follow this link for the facts)
  • Half a cup frozen (or fresh) cranberries
  • Half a medium sized beet (roasted or raw)
  • Half a medium cucumber
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered, or half a cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 stalk of celery

Blend until smooth, then enjoy!

Post Workout Smoothie

Pineapple OJ Smoothie – and Spinach?

 Green Smoothies, Orange  Comments Off on Pineapple OJ Smoothie – and Spinach?
Dec 102016
 
pineapple oj smoothie

The case for making green smoothies is usually that the ingredients used are higher in nutritional value than is the case for other recipes. While an argument can be made on both sides of that particular issue, the fact remains that “green smoothies” are very popular and are very healthy. The pineapple OJ smoothie below is but one example.

As an example, this recipe mixes both fruits and vegetables into a single mix that offers a great deal of nutrition and a surprising amount of taste. I like that it calls for Spinach rather than Kale as Kale can be a bit harsh in some recipes. However, if you like Kale by all means feel free to substitute it.

The recipe can also deliver even more nutrition simply by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia offers a great deal of nutritional value including antioxidants and cholesterol fighting, heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Even better, unlike flax, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it won’t change the tasty results.

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • Medium apple, quartered (your choice of type, just core and peel)
  • 1 previously frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
  • Cup Orange Juice (fresh is best but any will do, just watch the sugar content)
  • Tbsp Chia seed

Put everything into your favorite blender at the same time and blend until you get the consistency you prefer.

Pineapple OJ Smoothie

Fruit Juice Smoothie Recipe

 Orange, Raspberry, Strawberry  Comments Off on Fruit Juice Smoothie Recipe
Nov 222016
 
fruit juice smoothie recipe

Fun Fruit Fact: Tangerines are really a variety of the Mandarin orange. They are smaller, not as sour and are easier to deal with in terms of peeling and preparing.  Tangerines are full of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. In this recipe they are an added treat in a not so traditional fruit juice smoothie recipe

Add even more healthy nutrition by including a tablespoon of Chia seed to the mix. Chia seed is a nutritional powerhouse and loaded with heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega-3 fatty acids. Chia is a better addition than Flax because it has no taste of its own and won’t change the berry and tangerine goodness at all.

In your favorite blender mix:

– Cup of cold OceanSpray┬« Cranberry Tangerine Juice
– 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
– 1/4 cup of frozen strawberries
– 1 Tbs.Chia seed (optional)

Mix completely and top with a fresh section of tangerine, orange or big fat strawberry

Fruit Juice Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Orange Juice Smoothie

 avocado, Orange, Pineapple  Comments Off on Pineapple Orange Juice Smoothie
Mar 172015
 
pineapple orange juice smoothie

I will be willing to bet that you don’t often think about making a pineapple orange juice smoothie with avocado as one of the ingredients. But what sounds like its just all together wrong actually ends up tasting with a really pleasant and unique taste. If you want to try something that really is different, this is one recipe you need to try.

Its also easy to turn this unique pineapple orange juice smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

1 cup pineapple
1 1/2 cup orange juice
1 ripe avocado fruit
1 Tbsp. honey (or sweetener of your choice)
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Ice to taste