Green Detox Smoothie – Really Good Detox Recipe

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Dec 112016
 
green detox smoothie

Green smoothies are always popular because of their proven nutritional benefits. Green smoothies are also frequently the base for so called  “detox” smoothies This green detox smoothie recipe was first featured on ABC’s Good Morning America television program a while back. As a “detox” recipe it works because it contains a lot of water and fiber, both of which are required to efficiently flush the digestive tract.

As first published, this is certainly one of the more healthy of the green detox smoothie recipes. But, we have added even more nutritional value by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed to the mix. Chia is a natural nutritional powerhouse that brings a whole range of nutritional goodness including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids. Also, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it to the mix won’t change the results at all.

In your favorite blender mix:
1 1/2 cup of cold water
1 head of romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped (or any other green leafy veg you like)
3 large stalks of celery
2 apples
1 banana
1/3 bunch of cilantro
1/3 bunch of parsley
Juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Green Detox Smoothie

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

Pineapple OJ Smoothie – and Spinach?

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Dec 102016
 
pineapple oj smoothie

The case for making green smoothies is usually that the ingredients used are higher in nutritional value than is the case for other recipes. While an argument can be made on both sides of that particular issue, the fact remains that “green smoothies” are very popular and are very healthy. The pineapple OJ smoothie below is but one example.

As an example, this recipe mixes both fruits and vegetables into a single mix that offers a great deal of nutrition and a surprising amount of taste. I like that it calls for Spinach rather than Kale as Kale can be a bit harsh in some recipes. However, if you like Kale by all means feel free to substitute it.

The recipe can also deliver even more nutrition simply by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia offers a great deal of nutritional value including antioxidants and cholesterol fighting, heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Even better, unlike flax, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it won’t change the tasty results.

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • Medium apple, quartered (your choice of type, just core and peel)
  • 1 previously frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
  • Cup Orange Juice (fresh is best but any will do, just watch the sugar content)
  • Tbsp Chia seed

Put everything into your favorite blender at the same time and blend until you get the consistency you prefer.

Pineapple OJ 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