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May 18, 2015

Healthy and refreshing! The weather is starting to shoot up and if you are looking for ways to cool down this summer, I would suggest you give this healthy juice a try.

The delicious yogurt and the diced avocado made the drink creamy, while the kale and watercress, made it very refreshing.

I am in the garden right now and sipping the delicious drink while listening to my son play the clarinet. So, how do you plan to spend the summer?

watercress

Orange Watercress Wave

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cups packed watercress
  • 1 cup packed baby kale6 0z. low fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado or cooked edamame
  • 1/3 cup orange

Instructions

  1. In blender, combine all ingredients. Puree 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/orange-watercress-wave/

June 17, 2014

Did you know that calcium can help lower blood pressure? Well, it was only recently that I read about it and I’m so happy with this news because I love milk!

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Mocha Malt Surprise

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup chocolate malt mix (like Ovaltine)
  • 2/3 cup low-fat chocolate milk
  • 1/ 1/2 tsp. instant coffee

Instructions

  1. In blender, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until combined. Add 1/2 cup ice. Puree 30 seconds mor,e or until smooth. Serve immediately.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/mocha-malt-surprise/

March 17, 2014

I mentioned in my past post that avocado can help you trim down. Here’s a delicious smoothie recipe that will help you shed off unwanted pounds.

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Key Lime Kiss

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 pkg. light key-lime yogurt
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

Instructions

  1. In blender, puree first 3 ingredients, 1 tsp. lime juice, 1/4 tsp. lime zest and 1/2 cup ice cubes 30 seconds or until smooth. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/key-lime-kiss/

March 16, 2014

avocado

Enjoying an avocado-enriched smoothie right now while browsing online and checking the ampeg bass guitar from guitar center for my son. The temperature has gotten really high today and I need a cold drink to cool down. By the way, did you know that an avocado smoothie can keep you full and satisfied for up to 3 hours? That’s because the creamy fruit contains oleic acid that triggers the release of a compound that sends hunger-curbing signals to the brain. This effect can help cut your calorie intake by up to 16 percent and prolong feelings of fullness.

September 23, 2011

Turn off cravings with avocado.  The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocados stimulate cholecystokinin, an appetite-suppressing hormone that sends satiation signals to the brain.

In blender, puree 1 diced ripe avocado, 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk and a splash of fresh lemon juice 30 sec., or until smooth.  Sweeten with sugar or honey to taste.  Garnish with lemon peel.

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