Sunday, August 22, 2010

Smoothie Solutions

Combat some of the season's health challenges with a first-aid refreshing smoothie:

Health Challenge: Dehydration/ Smoothie Solution: Nectarines
Nectarines have lots of potassium, so they naturaly restore your electrolytes. These electrolytes are lost when you sweat. Keep the skin on for a fiber boost. These are great to pair with almonds, vanilla, raspberry juice and ginger!

Health Challenge: Fatigue/ Smoothie Solution: Soy
Soy is a complete protein so it will help you sustain your energy especially on hot days. Use silken tofu for a creamy texture or vanilla soymilk to add sweetness without aditional sugar.

Health Concern: Sunburn/ Smoothie Solution: Watermelon
Watermelon is a source of lycopene. Lycopene neutralizes some of the free radicals produced by the body during sun exposure. Slice it into cubes and add right in the smoothie. I would use seedless for less work! :)

Information taken from:
Natural Health Magazine
Big Green Cookbook, Jackie Newgent, R.D.,C.D.N

Here are just some other fun smoothies that I got from my yoga teacher, Tiffany...

Ginger Detox Delight:
Half Banana
1 /4 of an Apple
Handful of fresh Spinach leaves
Stalk of Celery
1/4 of a small Avocado
Handful of Blueberries
1-2tsp of fresh sliced Ginger
1tbls Hemp Seeds
Whey/Rice Protein
coconut water to desired consistency
Paleogreens, Earths promise or other favorite greens powder- (optional)
or small amounts of other veggies you have on hand (cucumber, mint, kale, sugar snap peas, chard, collards, peppers, spirulina, seaweed...)

Peanut Butter & Jelly with Celery:
1/2 Banana
Handful of Blackberries (or berry of choice)
1-2tbls of Peanut Butter
2 Stalks of Celery
Handful of Spinach Leaves
1tbls Hemp Seeds
Whey/Rice Protein
Coconut water to desired consistency
other Veggies you have on hand (optional)
Paleogreens, earths promise or other favorite greens powder- (optional)

Who said smoothies have to be in the morning, if you're craving sweets try this!

Sweet Tooth Rx:
Peanut butter or almond butter
Berries (optional)
Just a little honey & a dash of sea salt (optional)
Protein powder
Coconut water

Recipes by Tiffany Cruikshank

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