Tropical Smoothie Treat

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Nov 262016
 
tropical smoothie

This is a tropical smoothie treat with loads of taste and nutrition. Pineapples are a great source of calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C, the mangoes provide potassium and fiber. All that fruit nutrition and it tastes great too!

Its also easy to turn this tropical 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:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • cup frozen strawberries
  • one cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1½ cup soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp.Chia seed

By the way, I know the Macaw picture doesn’t have anything to do with a tropical smoothie, or any other type. But! The bird is so colorful I think it should be enjoyed.

Tropical Smoothie Treat

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!

Tropical Smoothy with Mango

 coconut, Mango, Pineapple  Comments Off on Tropical Smoothy with Mango
Jan 212015
 
tropical smoothy

Mango fruit is sometimes called “the king of fruits” and there is reason for that. Mango fruit is unquestionably one of the most popular and nutritionally valuable fruits around. The Mango has a distinct flavor, smell, taste, and is ridiculously healthy. A good outline of the healthy qualities is available here.

For our use in smoothies, the mango is a low fat, delicious treat that can be easily combined with a wide variety of juices and yogurts to create a refreshing, healthy, and tasty treat.

In this tropical smoothy mango is mixed with other tropical goodies, coconut and pineapple. Together these three ingredients create a tropical smoothy that everyone in your family will certainly enjoy!

Let’s face it, it’s recipes like this one that give smoothies their great reputation for being both really tasty and really healthy at the same time.

Its also easy to turn this tropical smoothy 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious tropical results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 mango cut in chunks
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks with the juice (Keep in the refrigerator to chill before using)
  • 1 cup of low-fat coconut Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Chia seed

Mix all the ingredients in your blender at once until smooth–and if you want to serve as a special treat you can add some shredded coconut as a garnishe.

If you are not watching your calories and want to “splurge” you can substitute the yogurt for a cup of coconut milk which is quite good, but it is also high in calories.

Fun Blender Recipes: Butternut Squash – Pear Smoothie

 Pear, smoothie recipes, Vegetable  Comments Off on Fun Blender Recipes: Butternut Squash – Pear Smoothie
Sep 162013
 

The most fun aspect of blender recipes like this one is that it allows, and even encourages, the mixing of fruits and vegetables you wouldn’t otherwise think of.

There are over 300 varieties of pears, each is lower in cholesterol, and are a great source of fiber and Vitamin C (which is an important antioxidant for the body). And, butternut squash, which offers Vitamin A, is a fall-winter squash is starting to pop up in the stores is low in calories, fat an Vitamin A.

Put even more nutrition into this smoothie treat 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 order Chia seed directly from Amazon by clicking on the link in the recipe below.

In your favorite blender mix:

-1 cup of cooked butternut squash
-1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and cut in chunks
-1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1 Tbsp. Chia seed


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