Chia Seed Smoothie – Nutrition and Taste Together

 smoothie recipes  Comments Off on Chia Seed Smoothie – Nutrition and Taste Together
Feb 082017
 
chia seed smoothie

As anyone who has explored out site knows we are big fans of Chia seed and recommend them in many recipes. But, up until now, we have never posted a Chia Seed Smoothie before.

We found this recipe on the food network site (see the original post here). The recipe is credited to an Amy Chaplin and everything from this point forward is hers, including the attached picture.

This simple, nutritious smoothie tastes like summer and is delicious when made with fresh blueberries, but it can also be prepared well into the fall with any frozen berries. Famous for supporting endurance, chia seeds give an omega-3 boost, and also provide fiber and protein to keep sippers satisfied.

2 tbs chia seeds
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 rounded tbsp coconut butter or coconut oil
pinch of cinnamon
Honey to taste

Directions

Place the chia seeds in a cup or jar, add 1/2 cup of the almond milk and stir thoroughly to combine. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes, or refrigerate overnight or up to 4 days.

Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add the blueberries, vanilla, coconut butter and cinnamon, and blend until smooth, adding honey to taste.

Chia Seed Smoothie

Blood Pressure Smoothie – Reduce Yours!

 Blueberry  Comments Off on Blood Pressure Smoothie – Reduce Yours!
Dec 222016
 
blood pressure smoothie

High blood pressure is known as a “silent killer” because there are really no symptoms until its too late. A healthy diet can help to reduce blood pressure naturally and that’s the goal of this blood pressure smoothie recipe.

It features blueberries because more than one recent health study has revealed that this small fruit may, in fact, be a “super-food”. That is largely because of markedly decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure results one study reported. Researchers credited these results to robust flavonoid antioxidants. As interesting is that only about a cup of blueberries were necessary to reap the benefits.

This recipe provides that cup of blueberries along with pressure reducing potassium in the banana.

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING!)
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt (Greek yogurt will work too)
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Everything goes into your smoothie blender at once; blend until smooth then enjoy! Recipe makes two servings so you can share your good health with another!

Blood Pressure Smoothie

Blueberry Power Smoothie

 Blueberry, Strawberry  Comments Off on Blueberry Power Smoothie
Aug 152016
 
blueberry power smoothie

Why do I call this a Blueberry Power Smoothie? Well for two reasons, one having to do with the ingredients and the other having to do with how google sees the world.

As for the ingredients, it is pretty straightforward: the recipe includes blueberries.

As for Google, the powers that be don’t like to see a number of pages with the same title (like “blueberry smoothie”). When pages have the same title, Google doesn’t know which to show you when you enter the phrase in your search bar. So, to prevent Google from being confused, this post has a unique title all its own.

Enough of this, on to the recipe!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 full cup blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries (TIP, strawberries will blend easier if you cut them in half first)
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP #2: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 1 Cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Quarter cup lemonade concentrate
  • Ice to taste

This recipe made enough to fill two 16 ounce containers with some left over. If you are enjoying this by yourself, cut the recipe accordingly.

Blueberry Power Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie

 Banana, Blueberry, Greek Yogurt smoothie  Comments Off on Blueberry Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie
Sep 292015
 
blueberry banana greek yogurt smoothie

Blueberries, full of nutrients and flavor, yet very low in calories are rich with the antioxidants all of us require for healthy living. Creating the following Blueberry Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie mix of fresh, or even frozen blueberries is one very tasty way to add many essential vitamins in a healthy quick meal.

Its also easy to turn this smoothie treat into even more of a health boosting 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 Blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 large frozen banana (peel and sliced before freezing!)
1 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt, vanilla is a nice choice to mix these flavors
1 tbsp Chia seed