Summertime, Swimsuits & Blender Drinks
Summertime, Swimsuits and Blender Drinks….
And NO I’m not talking about Margaritas.
I’m talking about the yummy, refreshing, good for you kind that you want to drink when you get back from the gym.
The kind you don’t have to feel guilty about.
In this post I’m talking about blender drinks that nourish your body and soul.
I prefer blender drinks because it’s easier to clean the blender than the juicer and yummy smoothies are something that the whole family can enjoy.
Every time I make a smoothie my whole family wants some baby included.
It just goes to show you that once you get something good going everyone wants in on the action.
The favorite recipe in our house is the kale smoothie (you can watch the video below). Now that I have three people drinking it instead of one, I have to double the recipe. I substitute Swiss chard or lettuce in place of kale if I don’t have any. Sometimes I throw in half a mango or a handful of strawberries to change it up.
The two best blenders on the market are either the Vitamix or the BlendTec. Both will grind your seeds effectively. If you have a lower power blender then you will need to grind your seeds before hand and add them to your blender. You can watch it all in the video below.
The best parts about blender drinks are that they act as a snack or a meal replacement…are filled with electrolytes…and…you get your veggies in.
What’s not to love?
I am including some other super yummy blender drink recipes that we make at our house.
You will notice that I do NOT use juice as a base and I always balance fruit with vegetables. This cuts down on the sugar content, which means less carbs turning into fat.
Have fun this weekend whipping up some recipes of your own!
Be Happy, Healthy, and Holistic
Skinny Summer Smoothies:
Creamy Green Smoothie
-8 ounces filtered water
-handful of baby spinach
-1/2 ripe avocado
-handful of ice (optional)
Combine the ingredients listed above into a blender. Any blender will do.
Add water and ice to thin or thicken as desired. Make sure the ice is fully blended.
Top with a squeeze of lime if desired.
Go-Go Green Smoothie
-1/4 c fresh mint
-1 cucumber pealed
-2 leaves kale
-1 cup coconut water (or purified water)
-Vanilla flavored liquid stevia to taste
-Add liquid first and Blend ingredients in a blender.
-1/2 frozen pear
-1 cup baby spinach leaves
-1 cup coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
-2 drops vanilla extract
-2-3 drops peppermint extract
-Add liquid first, Blend until smooth, and serve. Enjoy!
(Warning, this green drink is not for wimps! It’s power packed with anti-cancer fighting veggies and fiber. I would start with the go-go green or the creamy green. You’ve got to put your toe in the water before you dive in. When your feeling brave enough, make the green drink with 1/2 of all the veggies and leave out the broccoli stem. Then add 1.5 cups of water.)
2 large cucumbers (peeled if not organic)
2 cups romaine lettuce
4-5 stalks of celery
1-2 big broccoli stems or 2 cups spinach/parsley blend
1/2 pear or green apple (optional)
1 inch of ginger (or less)
Here is a short video of me making my Kale Shake:
These Smoothies are Kid Friendly Too!!
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Here’s another blog post all about Juicing and Blending for Good Health!