I know, that’s a mouthful. The title and the cookie. One sweet, delicious, tantalizing mouthful of goodness. How can you go wrong with mixing pumpkin and chocolate; two of my very favorite ingredients. The pumpkin in this cookie adds just the right amount of moisture and flavour, without taking over. The thing is, I’ve thought about making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for a while now, but hadn’t taken the plunge. Hello? What was I waiting for. The right Sunday afternoon, I guess. (more…)
I bet you are really conscious about what goes into your body. We sure are. Of course, there’s always room for improvement, but overall we are healthy eaters in our home. One or two green smoothies a day, plenty of vegetables, gluten-free whole grains, lean meats and antioxidant extras; such as chia seeds, coconut oil and organic green tea. (more…)
I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since my last super smoothie
post – that just won’t do.
We’re still making lots of them around here (my husband made me a delicious spinach-orange-pineapple one last night for dinner) and I’m still creating new recipes to share with you! Today’s smoothie happened because I had a bottle of Pomx Pomegranate Blackberry Tea
on hand and I thought it might taste mighty good with frozen berries and spinach. The verdict?
What is Pomx Tea?
“POMx Tea is the Antioxidant Super Tea. It’s a refreshing pomegranate tea, made from gently brewed, handpicked tea leaves that are brewed for delicious flavors.”
Antioxidant Tea Smoothie
1 473ml bottle of Pomx Pomegranate Blackberry Tea
or 1 and 3/4 cups of strongly brewed, cold pomegrante/berry tea
1 1/2 cups of frozen berries
1 cup of baby spinach
1 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil
4-6 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in the blender.
- Use ice crush method for 30 seconds.
- Blend on medium-high for 2 minutes.
- Pour in tumblers and enjoy!
Oh it’s a beautiful Saturday morning! My husband let me sleep in and I feel so refreshed and ready to take off on a family adventure.
What will it be? I’m not sure yet, but it will probably involve a couple of dairy-free lattes and nature. Maybe a long walk, maybe a trip to the lake…we’ve got what we need and we’re set to see where the road takes us. Little A. is up for anything and I love that about him! Before we set sail, breakfast is key
and this super smoothie
makes sure that we won’t be hitting any fast food stops during our day. Fully satisfying and delicious; the protein, healthy fats and vitamins in one tall glass keeps you good to go for hours. Cheers to the weekend lovelies, I’ll drink to that
Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
Serves 2 large tumblers
1 1/2 cups of baby spinach
3 rounded Tablespoons of organic cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons of chia seeds
1/2 cup of frozen berries
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup of cold filtered water
- In a blender, add spinach, almond milk and water. Blend until smooth.
- Add in cocoa powder, chia seeds and frozen berries. Blend until smooth.
- Lastly, add in avocado (peeled, pitted and chopped) and sliced banana. Blend until smooth.
- Add more cold water if necessary to reach desired consistency.
- Enjoy this chocolate delight and feel the energy it brings to your body! Yum yum
I’m so pumped to share with you today my five favorite green smoothie recipes!
Of course, there are plenty of other recipes that I really enjoy and I will continue to share those throughout my super smoothies
series, but for now I’m giving you my top green smoothie recipes.
I really hope you’ll give them a try and let me know what you think!
Before we get to the ingredients in each one, let’s talk a bit about green smoothies and why they are just so awesome for you! From my experience, when I drink one first thing in the morning, my energy levels for the day are higher, my cravings for sweets are lessened and I find myself drawn to eating more green salads and vegetables during my other meals.
Five health benefits that come from enjoying green smoothies:
- Green smoothies provide lots of fiber, which keeps your elimination system healthy.
- They are packed with nutrients that help fuel your body and contribute to optimal health.
- Green smoothies are easy on your digestive system. Because you’re blending your greens until they are completely smooth, your body won’t have to work as hard to break them down, but you’ll be getting all the fantastic benefits just as you would if they were eaten whole.
- Green smoothies are full of amazing vitamins, nutrients, and anti-oxidants.
- You will begin to consume more servings of vegetables than you would usually.
Of course, there are a ton more - like weight loss, clear skin and increased energy levels, to name a few. Now let’s get this green smoothie party started, shall we?
ARUGULA BERRY SMOOTHIE
1 cup of arugula
1/2 cup peaches, frozen
1/2 cup raspberries, frozen
1/2 cup almond milk (or water)
1/2 cup carrot juice
SPINACH BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
1 cup of baby spinach
3/4 cup blueberries, frozen
1 cup of coconut milk (or water)
Now this recipe is one that I’ve been making nearly everyday this week, because we’ve got lots of pineapple on hand and it tastes so delicious blended with kale. Try it!
KALE PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
3/4 cup of kale
3/4 cup pineapple, chopped
4-5 ice cubes
3/4 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)
1 tsp of organic vanilla
CUCUMBER PEAR SMOOTHIE
1 cup cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup mango, frozen
1 pear, sliced and pitted
1 cup almond milk
3 leaves of basil, chopped
2-3 ice cubes
PARSLEY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE
3/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup watermelon, chopped
1 cup almond milk (or water)
2-3 ice cubes
Notes on preparation:
- Wash and prepare vegetables and fruits before hand.
- Toss all ingredients into your blender.
- Use the ice crush or pulse mode to begin, allowing frozen fruit and ice cubes to crush.
- Then, blend ingredients until smooth.
- You may need to adjust the quantity of liquid to get the consistency you desire.
- All green smoothie recipes listed in this post yield 1 serving.
Enjoy Lovelies and have a super wonderful weekend, you deserve it