Carrot Peach Smoothie – and Strawberries

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Dec 112016
 
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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

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe-Perfect Breakfast!

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Nov 252016
 
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A Strawberry Banana smoothie recipe is an all time favorite and is a great breakfast smoothie for two, especially if you are in a hurry in the mornings (and who isn’t?).

There are countless takes on how to build a strawberry banana smoothie. The reason we like this recipe is that it includes yogurt which gives the mix a bit more body.

Its also easy to turn this strawberry banana 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 heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax seeds, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious Strawberry Banana results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • -3 cups of frozen strawberries
  • -2 cups of low-fat milk (Soy, or vanilla-flavored soy is ok too)
  • -1 large frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • -1 cup of low-fat yogurt (plain, vanilla or strawberry)

Put everything into your smoothie blender at the same time and mix until smooth. Then enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe

Aug 212013
 
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Creating a pomegranate banana smoothie probably wasn’t on your “to-do” list today but maybe it should have been. This is a refreshing, healthy, and satisfying smoothie that is quick to make.

It is also easy to turn this pomegranate banana 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results. To order your own Chia, just click on the link in the recipe.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1  cup of plain or vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1  cup of chilled pomegranate juice
  • 1  Frozen banana peeled and sliced (peel and slice before freezing
  • 1 tbsp. Chia seed

Once mixed to your preferred consistency, pour into a chilled glass and serve. 

Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

Jul 302013
 
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Coming up with new and different healthy breakfast recipes is challenging. But that dreary task gets much easier when you add smoothies to your breakfast choices.

This “morning power” smoothie is so easy to make and provides a satisfying, healthy, and tasty start to your morning!

Its also easy to add even more nutrition to this healthy breakfast recipe 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 find Chia seed in any health food store, or at Amazon by clicking on the link.

In your favorite blender mix:

    1 medium banana, fresh or frozen (100 calories)
    1/2 cup Dannon Activia Light Fat Free Peach Yogurt (80 calories)
    1 cup chilled V8 Fusion Light Peach-Mango juice (50 calories)
    1 tbsp. Chia seed


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