Wednesday, May 3, 2017

8 Healthy Smoothies For Lunch or Snacks

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Pack Healthy Smoothies for Meals or Snacks
Healthy Smoothies only take a minute to prepare while packing a punch of nutrients for lunch or snacks.  

Using wholesome organic ingredients can provide a quick and easy meal that is low in calories, high in flavor.

A smoothie is a thick rich drink including blended and pureed fresh organic fruits and vegetables with ice cubes, water or non-dairy milk. 

Combining the right ingredients such as protein powder, non-dairy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, flax milk, cashew milk with seeds or nuts, fruits and vegetables can create a delicious drink.

Ingredients For Healthy Smoothies
Stocking up the pantry and refrigerator in advance makes preparation a breeze.  Select the ingredients of preference to create new and exciting flavors.  

  • Organic Fruits, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, pineapple, apples, banana
  • Organic vegetables, spinach, kale, peas, broccoli
  • Toasted unsalted nuts, almonds, ground flax, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, cashews, sesame seeds
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Pure Almond Extract
  • Non-dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk (choose your favorite milk)
  • Low-fat sugar-free yogurt

Equipment Needed For Making Smoothies
There are several juicing machines on the market, available online or at your local retailer.  

Using a blender or Magic Bullet is an inexpensive piece of equipment that easily makes nutritious smoothies in just a few seconds.  

Take lunch or snacks on the go using the Magic Bullet system complete with 11 pieces set serving mugs with lids for easy transportation, complete with 1 bag of superfood cleansing greens while supplies last.  Found online.

Strawberry Parfait With Chia Seeds
Gain more energy with healthy smoothies throughout the day with this protein packed healthy smoothie drink.

Chia seeds are concentrated food containing omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, fiber, antioxidants, carbohydrates, and protein. 

 This superfood is perfect in healthy smoothies, pudding, yogurt or mixed in with your favorite sauces. 

One ounce is about 2 tablespoons containing 4 grams of protein, 139 calories, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of good omega 3 fats, vitamins and minerals.  Find chia seeds online or at your local retailer.

Ingredients
1 cup almond milk
1 low-fat sugar-free yogurt ( strawberry)
4 strawberries
3 tablespoons of protein powder
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
4 ice cubes
2 drops of vanilla extract

Instructions
Blend all the ingredients well until combined.  If the smoothie is too thick try adding more non-dairy milk until the desired consistency is achieved.
Enjoy this low-calorie healthy smoothie for lunch or snack.
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Rasberry Supreme Healthy Smoothie
Rich in vitamins raspberries are delicious in recipes, fruit drinks, desserts and offer many health benefits.   

They have concentrations called ellagic acid a phenolic compound that prevents cancer growth and is responsible for stopping the growth of cancer cells while eliminating the progress of some cancers.

Use raspberries in your favorite recipes or try this raspberry supreme healthy smoothie packed full of energizing vitamins.

Ingredients
1 cup almond milk
1 6 ounces cup of low-fat yogurt, sugar-free              (Rasberry flavor)
4 ice cubes
1 tablespoon raspberry jam sugar-free
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 drop of almond extract ( optimal)
1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Instruction
Add all of the ingredients into a blender to combine all the ingredients into a smoothie.  Enjoy this delicious and nutritious healthy smoothie time anytime of the day.


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Superfood Green Smoothie With Peach
If you want to get more vegetables into your diet try this amazing recipe.  Create green smoothies that actually taste great.

Organic fruits and vegetables are used to combine nature's best ingredients to create this delicious healthy smoothie.  Get energized with these superfoods.

Spinach is one of the best vegetables for health benefits including a high concentration of vital nutrients and vitamins, A, C, E, K, Vitamin B6 Folate, thiamin, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, iron, and manganese.

Spinach is a super food low in calories packed with vitamins proven to boost energy levels and is considered important for hair, skin, bone health.  Adding spinach to recipes or in healthy smoothies will give more health benefits by consuming this vegetable.

Ingredients
1 cup fresh or frozen organic spinach
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 kale leaf with stem removed
1 peach chopped or other fruit in season
11/2 cup coconut water
4 ice cubes (optional)
Instructions
Add all the ingredients into a blender to puree. 
Drink this refreshing beverage packed full of superfoods to nourish and energize your day. 
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Beetroot Carrot Smoothie With Lemon
Beetroot is now considered one of the best superfoods available for increasing energy.  

Beets contain natural immune boosting vitamins C, B vitamin folate that prevents birth defects.  Minerals like potassium which is essential for healthy nerve and muscle function and manganese which is good for liver, bones, pancreas, and kidneys.

Ingredients
1/2 fresh organic beet cubed
1 freshly squeeze lemon
1 medium fresh carrot chopped
12 ounces of fresh pure mineral water
4 ice cubes

Instructions
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until the vegetables are liquefied.  Enjoy this healthy smoothly for its powerful immune boosting benefits. 
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Cranberry Delight Smoothie The possible health benefits of consuming fresh cranberries include preventing certain types of cancer, lowers the risk of urinary tract infections, decreases blood pressure, and have immune boosting properties. 

One cup of cranberries has 8,982 antioxidant capacity for fighting disease.  Try this amazing healthy smoothie recipe.

Not to mentation, only one-half cup of fresh cranberries contains 25 calories per 1/2 cup serving. Cranberries outrank nearly every vegetable and fruit including, broccoli, spinach, apples, strawberries, cherries, and grapes. 

Ingredients
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/12 cup coconut water
1  lemon juice freshly squeezed
2 tablespoons chia seeds 
4 ice cube

Instructions
Add all ingredients into a blender to puree and combine.  This refreshing healthy smoothie is perfect any time of day packed full of disease-fighting antioxidants.
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Kiwi Smoothie With Coconut Water
This creamy kiwi concoction will energy-boosting boosting potassium, electrolytes and vital nutrients needed for an active lifestyle.

It is full of essential nutrients vitamin E, K,C potassium and folate and is a good source of fiber, high in antioxidants.

The fuzzy brown peel of the kiwi and tiny black seeds are completely edible although some prefer to peel this fruit before eating.

Ingredients
2 kiwi organic Diced for blending
1 6 ounces yogurt vanilla low-fat sugar-free
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 ice cubes

Instructions
Add all ingredients into a blender to puree.  Enjoy!
Kiwis are a perfect source of potassium, fiber and powerful antioxidants.  Consume this fantastic fruit in salads, healthy smoothies or desserts.

Goji Berry Supreme With Rasberry and Blueberry
Smoothies are a great way to take a meal on the go.  Using organic ingredients combined with nuts seeds, and protein powder will enhance nutritional value benefits.

Goji berries are considered a super fruit due to the natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It is a good source of protein, dietary fiber, calcium and thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin A, Potassium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, 

While goji are a great source of nutrients they are high in calories and natural sugar.  Only a small amount is needed to reap the benefits of this amazing dried fruit.  Find goji berries online or at your local health food store.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon of goji berries
2 tablespoons of walnuts or nut of choice
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
1/2 apple
4 ice cubes

Instructions
Add all ingredients into a blender to puree.  Once combined pour the liquid into a tall glass.  Top the healthy smoothie with a sprinkling of goji berries, blueberries, raspberries for a spicial treat.  Enjoy!
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Healthy Smoothies For Weight Loss
Lose weight with this fiber-packed healthy smoothie drink.  Perfect for daily use if you're trying to eat more vegetables while cleansing your body of impurities.  

Cabbage is one of the world's healthiest foods for its high concentration of vitamin B12, calcium, iron, magnesium, protein, niobium, pantothenic acid, selenium, and chlorine.  

Additionally, cabbage is a great source of vitamin B6, Vitamin K, dietary, potassium, B1, folate, copper, manganese, and fiber. 

Is cabbage good for losing weight?
While cabbage will not burn calories from your body it is ideal for weight loss due to it being very low in calories and high in nutrients.  

Fiber helps the body feel full while removing toxins with elimination.  One-half cup of cabbage is only 17 calories.  While one entire cabbage is about 300 calories in total. 

 Perfect fro cabbage soup, healthy smoothies, salads or side dish.  Try this weight loss smoothly for shedding pounds and feeling great.  Try this amazing recipe.

Ingredients
1/2 cup cabbage shredded
1/2 avocado peeled and diced
1 celery stalk
4 slices of cucumber
12-ounce water (pure mineral water)
1 lemon freshly squeezed (optional)

Instructions
Add all ingredients into a blender to puree.  If the liquid is too thick try adding more water to achieve the desired consistency.  

Lose weight by drinking this once per day for adding more fiber into your diet while increasing nutritional uptake.  Enjoy!

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