Fun Blender Recipes: Butternut Squash – Pear Smoothie

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Sep 162013
 

The most fun aspect of blender recipes like this one is that it allows, and even encourages, the mixing of fruits and vegetables you wouldn’t otherwise think of.

There are over 300 varieties of pears, each is lower in cholesterol, and are a great source of fiber and Vitamin C (which is an important antioxidant for the body). And, butternut squash, which offers Vitamin A, is a fall-winter squash is starting to pop up in the stores is low in calories, fat an Vitamin A.

Put even more nutrition into this smoothie treat 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results. You can order Chia seed directly from Amazon by clicking on the link in the recipe below.

In your favorite blender mix:

-1 cup of cooked butternut squash
-1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and cut in chunks
-1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1 Tbsp. Chia seed


Blender Recipes

How to make Healthy Smoothies: Use Healthy Stuff!

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Aug 202013
 
Healthy smoothies

It is not hard to learn how to make healthy smoothies. Really, the only rule is to use healthy ingredients like this garden vegetable smoothie recipe. If your only experience with smoothies are the fast food giants, you are in for a real treat. Veggie smoothies like this one are much tastier and much better for you.

And, while on the subject of how to make healthy smoothies, any smoothie recipe can be be made even healthier just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed to the mix. 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results. You can order your own Chia directly from Amazon just by clicking the link in the recipe.

In your favorite blender mix:

– 2 cups of frozen tomato chunks. Using frozen tomatoes helps your smoothie to be cool and fresh.
– 1 medium carrot, cut in chunks first
– 1 cup of chilled carrot juice (or a V8 Vegetable juice)
– 1/4 cup fresh parsley
– Dash of salt and a touch of pepper if you like
– 1 tbsp. Chia seed


How to make Healthy Smoothies

Healthy Drinks – Wonderful Spinach and Mixed Fruit Smoothie

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Aug 052013
 

Green smoothies are so popular because they are so healthy without giving up any taste.  The best of these healthy drinks combine a number of fruits and vegetables together into one healthful mix that will provide a whole day’s worth of nutrition in a single glass. Just don’t let the color of the smoothie influence the way you think its going to taste.

Its also easy to add even more nutrition to this smoothie treat 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (peel and slice before freezing)
1 seedless orange, without skin, cut in chunks
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of fresh spinach  (full cup)
1 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt

A quick note:  The texture and ripeness of fruits and vegetables often will be the key to the thickness of your smoothie.  If your smoothie is too thick, just add a little juice or a couple of ice cubes with the smoothie ingredients and mix until it is the consistency you like best.


Healthy Drinks

Jun 092013
 
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Here is a really good mixed vegetable and fruit smoothie with a  really interesting combination of flavors to enjoy anytime of the day.

Its also easy to turn this vegetable and fruit 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

-2 red delicious apples (cored and seeded)  With or without skin-your choice.
-1/2 cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen)
-1/2 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
-1 cup of small cherry tomatoes
-1 red or yellow bell pepper (seeded ) cut in chunks
-1 cup of chilled/cold V8 V-Lite
-1 Tablespoon Chia seed

This will serve 3-4 people and they will rave about the rich combination of flavors.  Serve in chilled glasses and enjoy!


Vegetable and Fruit Smoothie