Green Smoothie

CSC_0287How’s this for a refreshing breakfast?  Avocado, Kiwi, tofu, unsweetened flax milk nothing more; tangy and delicious!  A simple, healthy, very easy to prepare smoothie to start your day.  You can add sugar or honey if you want, but I prefer mine unsweetened.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened Flax milk (only 25 calories, 2.5 g fat, 1,200 mg omega fatty acids)
  • 1 Kiwi, sliced
  • Flesh of 1 ripe avocado
  • raw honey or sugar (optional)
  • 2 oz. soft organic tofu (for protein; optional)
  • 6 ice cubes

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour in a tumbler glass or champagne glasses if you want to serve it with style.  Garnish with a slice of kiwi, flax seeds, and chia seeds.  Beautiful, green goodness!  Mm…mm!

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Vitamin C and Beta Carotene Smoothie

Orange juice for vitamin C, pumpkin puree and carrots for beta carotene, plus 22 grams of unsweetened organic whey protein equals delicious and healthy breakfast. Don’t you agree?  🙂

Orange, the color of fall.  Here we are in unofficial fall season, but I have already started consuming pumpkins the last few days.  And, here I am again with more pumpkin recipe. 😀

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I haven’t been feeling well lately, so I thought of combining vitamin C and beta carotene together for a healthy breakfast to fight off a cold.  I prefer my smoothie unsweetened, but you can add honey or agave if you prefer.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup 100 % Orange Carrot juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  •  1 scoop organic whey protein
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Agave or honey as sweetener (optional)

Preparation Methods.

Mix all the ingredients in a blender cup.

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Blend and enjoy.   Look at the color!  It looks… so fall. 🙂

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Citrus Punch

Summer is almost over, but you can still have this refreshing drink regardless of the weather.  It’s really good.  My son and I recommend it.

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My children and I were having lunch and they wanted refills of their drinks.  My older son, Justin, uttered that he was thirsty and it was okay if I were to mix his drink with the lemonade and raspberry.  So, I gave him a refill.  He commented it tasted like sweetened grapefruit without the tartness and was so good.  He told me to post it on my blog.  I was quite intrigued, so I tried it.  Oh, my…it was like happiness in my mouth.  It was addicting.  The following day, I told my husband about it.  He said it was just juice.  Well, I put a glass of the citrus punch on his desk.  I saw him picked it up and quaffing the punch.  I wanted to tease him about it, but I held my tongue. 🙂

This refreshing drink would be great at a child’s birthday party.

Here’s a pitcher of Citrus punch I placed in the fridge, so I could pour myself a glass whenever I get thirsty.   Cheers!  🙂

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*Note:  If you want to make this drink ahead of time,  I don’t recommend adding the citrus fruits in the mixture overnight.  The tartness of the rind overwhelms the punch.   Cut them ahead of time and add them just before you serve it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 4 cups lemonade with raspberry
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup Seagram’s ginger ale
  • 1 cup pineapple-orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1  lime, cut crosswise
  • 1  orange, cut crosswise
  • 1 lemon, cut crosswise
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Combine lemonade with raspberry, ginger ale, pineapple orange juice and orange juice in a punch bowl with ice.   Add all the cut citrus and fresh raspberries and pineapple.  Stir and serve.

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Ingredients for a single serving:

  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of raspberry lemonade
  • 2 tablespoons Seagram’s ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons Pineapple Orange juice
  • 1 cup of ice
  • All the additions you desire (mint leaves, lime, orange, lemons, and raspberries)

Mix the first four ingredients in a tall glass (16 oz.)  Add the ice cubes.  Stir and quaff. 🙂  You can also make Punch Tea using this recipe.  Just add your favorite tea and forget about it.  🙂