Tag Archives: Coconut Water

Chia & Flax Seed Cherry Smoothie

with a cherry on top ;)

As you probably know at this point, I’m not a huge fan of medicine and the pharmaceutical companies.  It’s not that they don’t serve a purpose, it’s just that I don’t subscribe to the “pill for every ill” and treating the symptoms instead of the cause of the problem.  I love preventative lifestyle medicine, not reactive phamacological interventions.  One of my biggest beefs with medicine companies though is that they’ve ruined the taste of cherry for millions of people.  Whenever people taste cherry, they immediately think medicine.

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Cactus Leaf Smoothie

cactus smoothie!

I’ve been to Mexico several times and one of my favorite drink is their “green juice”. Although there are many variations, the standard fruits and vegetables used are the Nopal cactus leaf, pineapple, orange, celery and persimmon. I found Nopal cactus leaves at a nearby Asian market yesterday and decided to go for it.

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Aloe Vera Smoothie

aloe vera plant

I found this beautiful aloe vera branch (leaf) at a local market nearby. Most people are familiar with the many health benefits of this wonderful plant. Research backs up the ancient use of topical aloe vera as a skin treatment. Studies have shown that aloe gel might be effective in treating minor burns, skin abrasions, radiation induced injuries, psoriasis, seborrhea, and even dandruff.

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Indian Style Chick Pea Soup

soup
I love spices. They make food taste good, and they’re good for us too. This Indian Style Chick Pea Soup is made with sauteed garlic, onion, ginger and chick peas. Seasoned with tumeric, cumin, curry, smoked paprika, cayenne and real salt.

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Lemon Citrus Smoothie

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Hmmmm something refreshing, tangy and smooth.  I’m thinking of a lemon citrus smoothie. How about you?  Happy spring day everyone!

Yields: 3 (16 oz) glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 lemons, peeled & cut up
  • 1 orange, peeled & cut up
  • 1 organic green apple, washed, cored & cut up
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 cups ice
  • 5 medjool dates, pitted

How to make it:

Simply place all the ingredients in a blender or Vitamix.

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Berry Mango Smoothie

Berry Mango Smoothie

Yields: 3 (16 oz) servings

Ingredients: 

  • 6 oz organic blueberry
  • 8 oz organic strawberry
  • 1 mango, peeled, seed removed & cut up
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 3-5 pited medjool dates, pitted 
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 tsp chia seeds 
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds 

How to make it:

Simply place all ingredients in a blender or Vitamix.

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