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Tropical Green Smoothie

17 Jul

I don’t know about you, but I’m HOT! I don’t feel like doing anything, cooking anything, or even eating anything thanks to the near 100 degree temperatures here in PA. Thankfully, I have a blender and some fresh fruits and veggies, so I decided to drink my lunch!

Ingredients in the blender

Tropical Green Smoothie

Makes 1 extra large smoothie or 2 medium smoothies

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 large kale leaf

1/2 ripe mango

2 rings of fresh pineapple

4 frozen strawberries

1-2 TB ground flaxseeds

1/2-1 cup water

Directions:

1. Place all of the solid ingredients in the blender, waiting until the end to add the water. If you like your smoothies thicker, add less. If you like them a bit runnier, add more water. Blend, and enjoy!

You can always use fresh strawberries instead of frozen and just add a couple of ice cubes in to make it colder – I just happened to have some sitting in the freezer. This smoothie has a wonderful tropical taste with a great green color! Plus, you have a serving of veggies and numerous servings of fruit all in one chilled glass! If you are looking to beat the heat in a healthy way, give this tasty smoothie a try!

Tropical Green Smoothie

What is your favorite healthy, warm weather smoothie? Share your recipes and ideas in the comments!

 

Saturday Morning Smoothies

11 Mar

Ingredients in the blender

For the last few weeks, the boyfriend and I have had a Saturday morning tradition of making some delicious smoothies. So far, we’ve used a lot of the same ingredients with only slight variations, but we have yet to make one that we didn’t like. My goal is to move into more green, vegetable based smoothies with a little bit of fruit to add some sweetness to it. If at all possible and affordable, I would love to purchase a juicer – the blender works great for thicker, somewhat chunkier combinations, but I would like to try out juicing for a change. If you have any suggestions for brands that are better while still being in a decent price range, please share below!

Here are some of our recent creations – each recipe makes about 16oz, or 2 glasses, worth of smoothie.

Strawberry/Mango

This was our very first smoothie and a very simple one. I used:

* 2 mangoes

* 1/2 container of strawberries

* 1/2 cup of dry oats

* the juice of 2 oranges

Strawberry/Banana/Blueberry

Creation number two was creamier than our first smoothie, thanks to the banana. Here’s what I used:

* 2 bananas

* 1/2 container of strawberries

* 1 cup of blueberries

* 1/2 cup of dry oats

* a splash of almond milk

Mango/Strawberry/Blueberry

As the picture says, these smoothies have:

* 2 mangoes

* 1/2 container of strawberries

* 1 cup of blueberries

* 1/2 cup of dried oats

* juice of 2 oranges

Mango/Banana/Strawberry/ Blueberry/Spinach

This last one is not the most appealing of colors, thanks to the blueberries and spinach, but it was DELICIOUS! Plus, the spinach added a ton of vitamins without any weird taste! Here’s what’s in it:

* 1 mango

* 1 banana

* 1/2 container of strawberries

* 1 cup of blueberries

* 1 cup of spinach

* juice from 2 oranges

I’m looking forward to finding more exciting flavor combinations and using new and different fruits and veggies.

What’s your favorite smoothie/shake? Would love to hear your ideas!

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