Start Your Day with a Smoothie!

Start Your Day with a Smoothie!

Smoothie, Healthy Eating, Family Friendly recipeWell the Holidays are over and it’s time to return to your healthy eating program. Not only are smoothies are a great way to start off the day but you can boost the nutritional value by adding a Tablespoon of flax, chia, hemp seeds (high in Omega 3’s) or protein powder to any of the following recipes. Start your day with the Super green morning smoothie or treat yourself to the Chocolate Banana Smoothie. For best results and the smoothest texture make these in a powerful immersion style blender.

Orange, Carrot and Persimmon Smoothie with Ginger—A Beta Carotene Blast!
Serves 4

  • 2 Oranges, peeled
  • 2 Persimmons, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 tsp. of ginger, grated
  • 1 – 1 ½ cups water

Place all of the ingredients in the blend and blend until smooth.

Pomegranate Strawberry Smoothie –High in Anti oxidants and Vitamin C
Serves 2

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice.

Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend.

Super Green Morning Smoothie
Makes 2 generous servings

  • 4 leaves of kale, leaves separated from the stem and stem discarded.
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp. flax meal
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 small orange, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. agave syrup of honey (more to taste)
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups water

Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Chocolate Date Smoothie
Serves 2

  • 6 Dates, pitted
  • ½ cup yogurt (silken tofu works well too.)
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ice

Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend away! This is great as an afternoon pick me up.

Authored by: Phoebe Schilla

Phoebe dreamt of going to cooking school as a young child, and when she was 19, she was given the opportunity to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Needless to say she jumped at the chance and hasn’t looked back since. After her return from France she continued her education working in restaurants, and eventually found herself back in Culinary School, this time at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. She spent two years there, and graduated with an AOS degree in the culinary arts. The Cordon Bleu and the CIA couldn’t be more different. The two educational styles complemented each other and gave her a well rounded education. As a result, she knows a lot of minutiae about the culinary arts and feels comfortable cooking just about anything. There is nothing that pleases her more than to make something beautiful and fragrant to eat. This is what she was meant to do, and she loves sharing her cooking skills and knowledge with others. More information and recipes can be found on Phoebe's website, Studio of Good Living!

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