Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blissfully, Antioxidant Packed, Blueberry Smoothie.

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Ingredients:
12 ounces water
2 scoops protein powder
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp raw almond butter or 1 Tbsp flax seed oil

Directions:

  1. Mix in blender for 30 seconds.

I got this Blueberry Bliss Smoothie recipe on the back of my Vanilla Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder. This is a great tasting smoothie and is loaded with antioxidants from the blueberries and lots of protein from the 2 scoops of protein powder. We like to add almond butter to our smoothies around our house, it adds a nice nutty flavor…that statement totally reminded me of the Austin Power’s movie where Mike Myers drinks Fat Bastard’s poo and said “MMMM, NUTTY”! After totally being grossed out now let’s get back to Bliss, Try the Blueberry Bliss Smoothie today…thanks for the recipe Jay Robb=}

*Camala*

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Two wonderfully paired fruits, Strawberries and Mangoes, layered for a FUN Smoothie!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
2 tsp honey
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh or frozen mango, chopped
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup milk

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor process the strawberries with 1/2 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of honey, process until smooth.Transfer strawberry mixture to a small bowl and rinse out the blender or food processor bowl.
  2. Place the mango in the cleaned blender or food processor along with 1/2 cup of milk and 1 Tablespoon of honey, process until smooth.
  3. Get your glasses ready and spoon a layer of mango puree into each glass, followed by the strawberry puree. Add the remaining mango puree to the glasses and then finish with the remaining strawberry puree. If desired you can lightly swirl the two mixtures together.

This is such a fun smoothie to drink and look at, the bright colors of the fruit layered in the glass give instant appeal to anyone, especially kids. My kids love when I make this smoothie and it has such a wonderful refreshing taste. The smooth mango paired with the strawberries is a wonderful combination. You could even serve this smoothie as a dessert after dinner, it makes for a wonderful ice cream alternative. Enjoy!

*Camala*

Berry Medley Smoothie

A Simple, Sweet and Smooth Berry Medley Smoothie.

Berry Medley Smoothie

Ingredients:
4 ounces frozen berry medley fruits (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries)
1/2 – 1 Tbsp honey
3/4 cup orange juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
1 Tbsp light cream or whole milk (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put the frozen fruit, orange juice and honey into a blender. Blend until smooth, adding a little more orange juice if the mixture is too thick.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a tall glass and add the cream, if desired, swirl with spoon. Optional: Top with partially thawed fruit. (1 tall glass serving).

This smoothie is simple and quick to make, the swirl of cream just adds a pretty touch. I get a little bit of cream on top of my milk so I just scoop that off and swirl it into this smoothie. This smoothie has a delicious fruity taste and being a wonderful summer smoothie, with summer fruits, it is just perfect to cool you down from a hot day!

*Camala*

Tropical Avocado Smoothie

Tropical Avocado Smoothie, Super creamy, full of fiber, and loaded with so many health benefits!

Tropical Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:
2 cups milk
1 large ripe avocado
2 tsp agave nectar
1 cup frozen tropical fruit (I used a combo of pineapple and mango)
1 scoop of Protein Powder (optional)
shredded coconut (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pour 2 cups of milk into a blender.
  2. Remove avocado from skin and remove the pit. Cut the avocado into large chunks and add to blender.
  3. Add agave nectar, desired frozen fruit and scoop of protein powder; if desired. Blend for 20 seconds.
  4. Pour into glasses and top with shredded coconut; if desired.

This smoothie is like an avocado milkshake…it has a wonderful smooth and creamy texture. I personally use Jay Robb protein powders, I use either the egg white or whey protein. I don’t like protein powders loaded down with junk you can’t even read and I like that the Jay Robb powders use natural ingredients and use stevia to sweeten their protein powders. I have tried other healthy protein powders as well but the Jay Robb brand tastes the best to me thus far. In this smoothie I used the Jay Robb Pina Colada Whey Protein Powder to add an extra tropical flavor but feel free to use whatever flavor you want. This smoothie would also be equally delicious with out the added protein powder if you don’t want to use protein powder.

Hopefully the avocado in this smoothie doesn’t weird you out, It really does taste good and the avocado does not dominate the smoothie, it really has a more tropical fruit taste with the added creaminess of the avocado.

*Camala*

Smoothie Week

This week we have dedicated to smoothies, 7 days of wonderful smoothie recipes, created or tested and tried by us!

Smoothies are typically a blended, chilled, sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit or vegetables. In addition to the fruit or vegetables, many smoothies include ice, frozen fruit, honey, yogurt, milk, soy milk, kefir, protein powder, herbal or nutritional supplement mixes, coconut oil, ground nuts, ground flax seed and more, the add-ins for smoothies is an endless possibility. Smoothies contain your desired ingredients and is blended until smooth. Smoothies have a milkshake-like consistency however, unlike milkshakes they usually don’t contain ice cream, but can contain milk. Whether you are trying to eat healthier or are trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet or want to boost up your intake of nutritional supplements and antioxidants, making Smoothies is a great way to do so.

Smoothies are a delicious, nutritious, and fun way to maximize your health in a creative way that is limited only by your imagination. Smoothies are a great chance to experiment with your personal taste and creativity. You can start with fresh or frozen fruits, just be creative and avoid ingredients that you do not care for.

Smoothie’s can be a great way to get your day started. Smoothies are super-fast, convenient, energizing and sometimes can be used as a meal replacement. If you choose your ingredients carefully, your smoothie can relieve fatigue and constipation, balance your blood sugar, establish proper PH levels in your colon, and improve mental sharpness. Some ideas when you are trying to think up combination’s on your own is to try to balance tart and sweet fruit, pair mangoes and pineapple with watery fruit like strawberries, kiwi fruit and oranges. Add yogurt for creaminess and calcium, add ice cubes for extra chill, fresh root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla extract to add flavor, again have fun and experiment. Smoothies are also a great pre-workout energy booster. I find that drinking a smoothie before a workout provides just enough energy without the feeling of being too full.

So now that we know a bit about smoothies and know that smoothies are absolutely delicious, nutritious and versatile, and make for an  ideal breakfast, lunch or snack any time of day, Let’s get BLENDING! The only equipment you will need is a blender and you will have a glassful of goodness in just seconds. We hope our smoothie week inspires you and you can try seven wonderful smoothies throughout your week! It is time to get blending=}

Featured Recipes:
Tropical Avocado Smoothie
Berry Medley Smoothie
Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Peaches & Cream Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Green Smoothie

C and C Dish
Camala and Christine