Almond Milk Smoothie

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Nov 232016
almond milk smoothie

There are an almost endless number of great and healthy smoothie recipes that use almond milk in their creation. And many more that don’t but might well taste better if they did! That said, we call this an “almond milk smoothie” because there aren’t a lot of competing ingredients to steal the show. We like this almond milk smoothie a lot, it’s a snap to make, is very satisfying, and won’t add inches to the waistline.

Hopefully, you will enjoy it too.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2 cups almond milk (or use whole milk if you prefer. But, then its not an Almond Milk Smoothie!
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 peeled and sliced frozen bananas (HINT: Peel and slice BEFORE freezing!)
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Chia Seed
  • Ice to taste

If you don’t freeze the bananas first and still want a cold smoothie, then you’ll probably want to as many as two cups of ice cubes.

For a smoothie with more substance (thicker) try adding a quarter to half a cup of plain (or vanilla) yogurt.

Once blended and served, add a finishing touch with a pinch of ground nutmeg or a cinnamon stick!

Delightful Almond Milk Smoothie

Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

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Apr 112016
strawberry breakfast smoothie

If you have poked around our site at all you know I try and provide a little something more than just the recipe and this post is no exception.

For this tidbit, I turned to Wikipedia for the low down on the word “breakfast” itself. This is what I found:

“The word literally refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. It has its origin in the Christian custom of fasting from food between the supper meal of one day and receiving Holy Communion the following morning (such a Eucharistic fast is still observed by Orthodox Christians, but is shortened to one hour before Mass for Roman Catholics).[2] Foregoing the natural craving to eat was seen as an act of self-denial that honors God, while strengthening the religious resolve and faith of the believer.”

The whole article can be found here.

Now, on to the Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie recipe:

  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh if possible, but frozen will work too)
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (NOTE: Peel and slice the banana BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice (fresh if possible)
  • 2 Tbs. Chia seed (or flax)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Ice to taste( if you aren’t using frozen berries or banana, you will probably need more)

All ingredients go into the blender and blend on a higher speed until smooth.

This makes two full servings so cut in half if it’s just you!

The original recipe came from The Lemon and was recommended to us by a friend

Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

Mocha Smoothie-A Great Breakfast

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Feb 042016
mocha smoothie

Tomorrow morning try this mocha smoothie recipe to get your day started. Its easier to make than eggs and way healthier than getting any of the drive through breakfasts. Also much less expensive than the designer coffee and pastry shops.

Go healthy and get a power start on the day!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 3 Tbsp. spoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of low fat or soy milk
  • 2 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • 1 cup of crushed ice

Everything goes into the blender at the same time and blend until you get the consistency you like best.

For even more healthy stuff, include a Tbs. of Chia or Flax seed too. (I prefer Chia).

Mocha Smoothie from Best Fruit Smoothies

Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Mar 112015
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Here is a healthy banana smoothie recipe to start the day. It almost guarantees no mid-morning slump.

Like everything in life bananas are a mix of good and not so good.
On the plus side:

  • Bananas are very low in saturated fats, sodium, and cholesterol.
  • Bananas are a great way to get dietary fiber, Vitamins C and B6, Potassium, and Manganese

Not so good:

  • Many of the calories in a banana come from sugars

Some avoid banana completely because of the sugars but I think that this is a case of the good outweighing the bad. While I wouldn’t want to build a meal plan around bananas, I see nothing harmful in enjoying them in a healthy banana smoothie recipe or any other smoothie recipe for that matter.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 Banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup milk (your choice, skim, low fat, 2%, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup Greek vanilla Yogurt (fat-free if you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp. Peanut Butter, creamy not chunky
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (cut this back if you are not much of a vanilla fan; as little as 1/4 tsp. works)
  • 1 tbsp. Chia Seed

    To prepare, put everything into the blender at the same time and blend until smooth. If the mix is too thick it can be easily thinned with a bit more milk or a couple of ice cubes.