Pineapple OJ Smoothie – and Spinach?

 Green Smoothies, Orange  Comments Off on Pineapple OJ Smoothie – and Spinach?
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

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie- Delicious!

 Banana, Peanut Butter, smoothie recipes  Comments Off on Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie- Delicious!
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

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe-Perfect Breakfast!

 Strawberry  Comments Off on Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe-Perfect Breakfast!
Nov 252016
 
strawberry banana smoothie recipe

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

Nov 242016
 
chocolate banana smoothie

There are some things that just belong together. Chocolate and bananas certainly fit that bill. This Chocolate Banana smoothie recipe is easy to make and a delight to eat. Serve this smoothie as either a snack or as a meal replacement at lunch.

Its also easy to turn this chocolate banana smoothie treat into 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:


1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla (or banana) yogurt
1 cup of low-fat soy milk
2 Tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup
1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Combine all ingredients in a blend until all the ingredients are mixed together.  Pour into a chilled glass and if you are making the smoothie for desert, sprinkle a little shaved chocolate on top for special treat!