Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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Healthy Smoothie Recipes

We are ending 2014 on a healthy note after sampling some delicious smoothies from Tess Masters, aka the The Blender Girl and her new app “The Blender Girl Smoothies App.”

This includes an amazing assortment of high-quality, delicious recipes with gorgeous photography, and includes user-friendly features right your fingertips. One of our favorites is the interactive function that allows the user to consider what they “Feel, Need, and Crave” to “find their perfect blend” and visual cues that indicate specific benefits and attributes of each recipes (e.g. detox, weight management, alkaline, anti-inflammatory, protein rich, immunity boost, energizing, unsweetened, contains nuts).

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Recipes found in the Blender Girl SmoothiesApp are accessible to all audiences, and each also offers educational and step-by-step “how-to” information about incorporating “super foods,” health boosts, unique ingredients and unexpected flavor additions profiles.

This includes recipes that incorporate natural flavors and sweeteners, while many recipes are also raw, nut-free, soy-free, corn-free and/or sugar-free. They also include different and fun smoothie recipes that incorporates fresh, unexpected and vibrant ingredients for incredible, exciting flavor combinations.

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Check out some of these delicious recipes from Tess to inspire your healthy habits for 2015.

Green Mojito

green mojito

This is a cold-and-flu buster and potent detoxifier, all in one zesty cocktail! The bromelain in pineapple suppresses coughs and loosens mucus, while mint clears respiratory congestion, soothes sore throats, and alleviates nausea. The vitamin C in limes has antibiotic power, anti-inflammatories in kale and pineapple combat arthritis, and ginger boosts immunity, aids digestion, and adds a powerful zing.

Serves 2

1 cup (240ml) coconut water or water
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
3 limes, peeled and quartered
1 cup (25g) torn-up curly green kale leaves (1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed)
1/2 cup (18g) firmly packed mint
2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Boosters
1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Chai Tai

chai tai

If the world were ending, I’d make this decadent treat my finale. The incredible creaminess and blend of warm spices will make you weak in the knees. The boosters add an injection of protein and omega-3s—so you may feel a tad less cheeky as you head to heaven.

Serves 2

1 cup (240ml) unsweetened almond milk or other nut, grain, or seed milk (strained if homemade)
1 cup (240ml) coconut water
1/4 cup (43g) chopped pitted dates (soaked, if using a conventional blender)
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of natural salt (optional, to bring out flavors)
2 medium frozen sliced bananas
1 cup (125g) ice cubes (optional)

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Boosters
1 tablespoon blanched raw almonds, soaked
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

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