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Orange-Strawberry Summertime Smoothie

29 May

After several hours of working in the yard this weekend with 90+° heat, I was feeling depleted and wanted something really replenishing to drink.

A quick inventory of the contents in my fridge and freezer revealed the ingredients listed below, which I used to whip up this oh-so-yummy smoothie packed with Vitamin C and Potassium.

Oh-so-yummy Orange-Strawberry Summertime Smoothie is packed with Vitamin C and Potassium

The flavor is on the tangy side, so if your taste buds prefer something less so, add agave nectar or cane sugar to sweeten it up.

A dollop of whipping cream will make this smoothie sweet and creamy. Hubby downed the one in this pic in seconds. I went with no added sweetener, as I like my smoothies slightly tart.

Orange-Strawberry Summertime Smoothie Recipe

Combine the following ingredients in a blender on high for about a minute:

–1-1/2 cups vanilla coconut milk

–1/2 cup orange juice

–approx. 1 cup soft tofu

–4-5 large frozen strawberries

–1 frozen banana

–1/2 cup frozen pineapple

Makes two 16 oz. smoothies

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Enjoy!

Why You Should Eat More Watermelon This Summer

23 May

Be sure to include watermelon in your summer fare!

Did you know that watermelon contains more cancer-fighting lycopene than tomatoes?

This super-fruit is also packed with Vitamins AC, and energy-boosting B6.

If the kiddos have trouble eating their greens, try giving them more pink! Watermelon has the same amount of potassium boasted by spinach and kale.

FUN SUMMER USES FOR WATERMELON: Continue reading

Arugula Tropic Smoothie

24 Apr

Arugula Tropic Smoothie

This smoothie was exactly what I needed today: quick, healthy, a little spicy, and surprisingly delicious!

Ingredients:

— 1 cup Vanilla Coconut Milk

–2 handfuls baby arugula

–2 heaping tbsp. plain yogurt

–1 palmful frozen mango

–1 palmful frozen pineapple

–1/2 frozen banana

Optional:

–a few fresh ginger shavings

–soft tofu

Combine all ingredients in blender on high for ~ 1 minute.

This smoothie is not super sweet, although it does have a slight spicy taste to it. Try adding honey or agave nectar if you’re looking for more sweetness.

Enjoy!

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