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September 26, 2016

Ever since I’ve tried the Tamarind Smoothie for the first time, I’ve been addicted to it. So, I’ve searched the internet for the best Tamarind Smoothie recipes and so far, this is my favorite.

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Tamarind Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 scoops frozen vanilla yogurt or vanilla ice cream
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into the canister of a blender or smoothie machine and blend until combined and thick. Serve with a straw.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/tamarind-smoothie/

May 18, 2015

Here’s another recipe to keep you cool this summer. Don’t let the color scare you because I tell you, this is really delicious and of course, very healthy.

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Mint-Apple Mashup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
  • 1 peeled apple, diced
  • 1-2 Tbs. liquid chlorophyll
  • 6 mint leaves.

Instructions

  1. In blender, combine all ingredients and 8 ice cubes. Puree 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/mint-apple-mashup/

March 17, 2015

Hmm, I don’t know what to name this smoothie, but what I can tell you is it’s delicious, refreshing and definitely healthy. I didn’t feel like filling up my tummy with something heavy yesterday, so I thought I’d make something light. I rummaged through my fridge and found a few slices of cantaloupe, 1 Dalandan (local orange), pechay leaves and a cucumber.

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This is what it turned out.

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My Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cantaloupe, sliced into cubes
  • Juice of 1 Dalandan or Orange
  • 1 cup Cucumber, sliced onto cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups Pechay leaves or Spinach
  • 2 - 3 Tbsps. Honey
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for a few minutes. Enjoy!
http://tekla88.info/recipes/my-green-smoothie/

January 16, 2015

It’s chilly out there, but that doesn’t stop me from making a very refreshing and guilt-free smoothie. It’s so easy to make and really delicioso. Yup, I’m starting to eat and drink healthy again after splurging during the holiday season.

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Cucumber Orange Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • sugar or honey to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth. Add some water if it gets too thick. Enjoy!
http://tekla88.info/recipe/cucumber-orange-smoothie/

September 20, 2014

Wheatgrass is packed with vitamin A that helps increase the activity of virus-fighting white blood cells by 33 percent. Plus, this nutrient fortifies the mucous membranes in the nose and mouth that keep pathogens from entering the body. For a more delicious way to enjoy wheatgrass, here’s a recipe.

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Outsmart Fall Woes with Wheatgrass

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2-1 1/4 tsp. wheatgrass powder

Instructions

  1. In blender, puree all ingredients and 3 ice cubes 3 seconds or until smooth. Serve immediately.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/outsmart-fall-woes-with-wheatgrass/

August 31, 2014

I know it’s hard to encourage your little kids to eat veggies, especially when they see those ads on TV about the new toys featured with a Happy Meal and they are asking you to order now for home delivery. But there are ways to disguise them, so they’ll never know they are actually eating or drinking veggies. Here’s a delicious recipe you can try at home.

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Spinach Orange Splash

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chilled orange juice

Instructions

  1. In blender, combine all ingredients, Blend 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into glass. Serve immediately.
http://tekla88.info/recipes/spinach-orange-splash/

Greens like spinach, lettuce and kale are loaded with potassium, immunity-boosting vitamin C and bone-strengthening vitamin K, these jolly green drinks will have your kiddos asking for more.

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/

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