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January 29, 2015

I’ve never really tried making an apple smoothie, except when mixed with other fruits. Fuji apples are the only fruits left in my fridge, and there was too many of them, so I thought I’d make some in a smoothie. Maybe adding milk or vanilla ice cream would give it a nice twist. And oh, it was delicious!

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Creamy Apple Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized Fuji Apples (or any kind of apples)
  • 1 large scoop Vanilla Ice cream or 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • honey or sugar to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and slice apples. (you may leave the skin on if you like)
  2. Place all ingredients in blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/creamy-apple-smoothie/

April 10, 2014

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Did you know that protein shakes have been shown to help women double their belly fat loss? So turn your coffee into a super slimmer to shed pounds faster. To do: Simply blend 6 oz. coffee, some almond milk, chocolate protein powder and ice until it’s frothy.

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 17, 2014

Summer is so here! Here’s a yummy and healthy drink to keep your head cool. 🙂 Bonus! The tryptophan in bananas increases alertness.

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Banana- Pineapple Paradise

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In blender, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until smooth. Sweeten with honey, if desired. Serve immediately.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/banana-pineapple-paradise/

March 2, 2013

It’s summer, the heat is scorching hot, your head is hot and so you deserve a break. And what better way to cool down than with this delicious, antioxidant-rich smoothie. Cherries help ease tension headaches and according to experts, these fruits’ anthocyanins are more effective at relieving headaches than ibuprofen and aspirin.

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In blender, puree 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup peeled chopped apples, 1/2 cup maraschino cherries (stems removed) and 8 ice cubes 30 seconds, or until smooth. Garnish with 1 maraschino cherry and a dollop of vanilla yogurt, if desired.

July 13, 2012

Did you know that the manganese in cucumber can improve memory significantly?  Here, a yummy way to enjoy the refreshing veggie.

In blender, puree 1 cup frozen diced honeydew melon, 1/2 cup peeled diced seedless cucumbers, 1/2 cup white cranberry juice, 1 teaspoon lime juice and 1/4 cup ice 30 seconds, or until smooth.  Sweeten with honey if desired.

May 11, 2012

Do you find it difficult to trim down?  Try adding yogurt to your diet.  It contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), fatty acids that block fat storage and revs fat burn.  Based on studies, CLA target visceral fat, a stubborn belly flab linked to heart disease.  And here’s an added perk, mix it with blackberries and fade your spider veins.  For a refreshing smoothie, try this recipe.

In blender on medium speed, puree 1 cup fresh blackberries, 12 oz. vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup apple juice and 1 cup nonfat milk 30 seconds, or until smooth.  Sweeten with sugar to taste.  Garnish with fresh blackberries.

April 19, 2012

The tropical fruit pineapple not only aids in digestion, it jump-starts your metabolism too.  Here’s a recipe to enjoy the fruit this summer without the guilt.

In blender, puree 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, 1/2 cup sliced bananas, 1/2 cup ice and 3/4 cup each chilled pear juice and pineapple juice 30 seconds, or until smooth.

April 8, 2012

Here’s another yummy drink to enjoy this summer.

In blender, puree 2 cups diced seedless watermelon, 1/2 cup diced mango, 1 cup chilled coconut juice and 3/4 cup ice for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

February 10, 2012

We all love a smoothie of milk and strawberry, but did you know that this combination does more good to your body than refresh you?  Milk fires up metabolism.  Its calcium can improve the body’s ability to burn fat for energy by as much as to times.  That’s because the mineral has the ability tor educe the body’s output of fat-storing hormones.  Plus, the yummy strawberries are known to improve memory.  Here, try this smoothie recipe.

In blender on medium speed, puree two cups frozen strawberries, 1 cup nonfat milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 30 seconds, or until smooth.  Sweeten honey to taste.  Garnish with fresh strawberries.

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