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

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie- Delicious!

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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 Smoothie With Yogurt

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Mar 172015
 
Strawberry Smoothie With Yogurt

Easy Recipe for Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt and Mango

Everybody loves a strawberry smoothie, they are probably one of the most popular in the world. One reason for that is because so many different ingredients mix well with strawberries and produce some very distinctive and wonderful tastes; like this strawberry smoothie with yogurt and mango!

Mangoes are a natural smoothie ingredient because of their sweet taste and very distinctive flavor. The fruit is very seasonal and you will begin to find Mangoes from Mexico in the store in late March or early April.

Its also easy to turn this strawberry smoothie with yogurt 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 taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

1 full cup mango fruit, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Ice to taste


Wild Berry Smoothie

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Jan 062015
 
wild berry smoothie

Although this is a “wild” berry smoothie, unless you live in the right spots, it might be hard to find farm fresh to table berries. But, thanks to modern logistics that air ships fresh goods all over the world in a few hours time, it is possible to enjoy berries just about anywhere and any time of year. So, you can enjoy this wild berry smoothie in the dead of winter in New York just as easily as you can during the height of summer.

I think this wild berry smoothie recipe is one of the best in terms of being able to customize it to your individual taste. The ingredients listed here should best be viewed as suggestions; feel free to substitute as you think best.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Blackberries
  • 1 cup Chunked Pineapple
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup Low or No Fat Berry Greek Yogurt (your flavor choice)
  • 1 Tsp.Chia Seed