Tropicsicle Smoothie

Tonight I decided to make a smoothie to go with my dinner for fun and I thought I would post some pictures of the process and give you the yummy recipe.  This smoothie is one I usually have for or with breakfast but I just had a craving for it tonight so without further ado…

Ingredients:
1 Organic Pineapple
1 Organic Orange
1-1/2 cups Organic Whole Milk or Cream (or substitute with Coconut Milk)
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
8-10 Ice Cubes

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Get your orange and pineapple out and ready.

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Cut the rind off the pineapple.

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Slice into slender pillars.

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Place the pineapple slices into the blender.

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Peel your orange.

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Put it in the blender with the pineapple.

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Add in the 1-1/2 cup of milk.

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Now put in 1 tsp of organic vanilla extract.

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Now let’s blend it up!

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Here it is doing it’s job blending everything up.

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Here is the finished product! Yummy!!

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Sequoia Sunrise Fruit Smoothie

Today, I’m going to share with you this new smoothie juice I made today.   I hope you like it!

Ingredients:
1 Organic Pineapple
1 Organic Mango
1 Organic Apple
2 cups water
8-10 Ice cubes
See creamy variation at the end of post

Cut the rind off the pineapple and slice into slivers if using fresh pineapple.  Cut the skin off the mango and cut the flesh away from the pit.  Core and slice the apple.  Put all fruits into blender and add the 2 cups of water and the 8-10 ice cubes.  Blend well until smooth.

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Enjoy!

Variation:
Substitute 2 cups of water for cream, milk, or coconut milk for a creamer version.  Also add 1 tsp vanilla for extra flavor.

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Delicious!

A Mean Green Smoothie!

I have found that smoothies are a great way to get all those veggies in your system without having to cook them up or even really taste them if you don’t them at all.  I, for one, love vegetables but as I am trying to include them in my diet for each meal more and more, I find it easiest in the morning to have a smoothie.  Also, they are a great way to give your immune system a boost and fend off illness.  Here’s one of my recipes!

 

Single Serve Mean Green Smoothie Juice

Handful of Spinach or Kale

1 Apple cored

small piece of tumeric

1/4-1/2 slice lime

Ice

Some water

Place all ingredients into a blender. And blend.  Ta Da!  Health in a glass!

This recipe can certainly be altered depending on serving size you want

Note: I use the Ninja blender which comes with a single serving cup attachment.  I highly recommend this blender!  It makes life so easy and its better than juicing because it maintains all the fiber which is great for your body.  You aren’t going to get a smooth juice but it is a very healthy one!

 

Vegetarian Egg Bake

10 eggs beaten
1/4 cup reduced fat milk
1/4 tsp black ground pepper
cooking spray
1 lg onion
2 cups tomatoes chopped
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup salsa

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
Spray a large heavy non-stick skillet with the cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
Saute onions for five minutes. Add tomatoes and spinach. Saute another 10 minutes stirring frequently.
Transfer veggies to egg mixture and combine thoroughly.
Pour into a lightly oiled glass pie plate and back for 15 minutes or until the eggs are set. Do not over cook.
Serve at room temperature. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa.

Three Ways to Eat Oatmeal!

1. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
2 large bananas sliced
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons peanut butter

2. Maple Oatmeal with Dried Fruit

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup cranberries

3. Amaretto Peach Oatmeal
2 Tablespoons refrigerated Amaretto
Non-dairy creamer
2 snack size cups (4oz each) diced peaches

Oatmeal Instructions:

3 cups milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
(And your stir in selection from above)

In large sauce pan bring milk and salt to boil. Stir in oats and cook for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add stir in selection from the above list.

Enjoy!