Carrot Peach Smoothie – and Strawberries

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Dec 112016
 
carrot peach smoothie

Today’s recipe creates a carrot peach smoothie. Two items rarely seen together I grant you!

You can enjoy carrots all year round but those harvested in the summer and early fall have more taste. Carrots are loaded with vitamins including A, C, and K. Eat as many as you want because they are also low in calories. Without question, Carrots and their crunchy taste make smoothies even better.

Fresh peaches are “in season” in most places begins in July and runs through August. But, depending on the weather, you can find fresh peaches as early as May and as late as September. For the tastiest peach choose ones without any hint of green coloring. If not in season frozen peaches are OK too and preferable to canned.

Its also easy to turn this carrot peach smoothie treat into even more of 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:

large carrot peeled and chopped
1 fresh peach seeded and sliced in quarters
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
Tbsp. Chia seed

Carrot Peach Smoothie – and Strawberries

Carrot Cake Smoothie – Tasty!

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Dec 102016
 
carrot cake smoothie

Can you imagine a carrot cake smoothie? Of course carrots are a part of thousands of recipes but are usually used to enhance a recipe rather than be the focal point. In carrot smoothies, carrots are almost always the focus and this one really does taste just like carrot cake. It takes a bit of effort to put together and there are a bunch of ingredients but, really, the results are well worth the effort.

Its also easy to turn carrot smoothies like this one into even more of 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:

  • 2/3 cup refrigerated canned, drained, sliced carrots
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 cup low fat of fat free milk
  • 2 tsp. crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground allspice (1/8 tsp.)
  • pinch fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Add everything except the nutmeg in the blender and blend on the highest setting for 33-45 seconds. Serve with a pinch of fresh grated nutmeg. Makes two 4 ounce servings

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Dec 062016
 
healthy peanut butter smoothie

I wouldn’t recommend this Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe to anyone who is on a strict diet. Low calorie it isn’t! But the recipe is still healthy and is a good choice as a lunch replacement or a hearty snack.

You can also turn this Peanut Butter smoothie treat into a real 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:

  • 3 Tbsp. Creamy Peanut butter
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • cup milk (soy, 2%, whole milk, its your choice)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Ice to taste (about a cup or less)
  • Optional: 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup

Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie- Delicious!

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Dec 052016
 
banana peanut butter smoothie

Kids will definitely love making and drinking a yummy Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie.  With just three ingredients, this treat is super easy to make. One you should be sure to include as a favorite afternoon treat.

Its also easy to turn this Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it won’t change the “banana peanut buttery” results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2 Bananas cut up in chunks or about 1 ½ cups of frozen banana slices (TIP peel and slice bananas BEFORE FREEZING!)
  • 3 Tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of yogurt (vanilla, plain, or banana)

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie