Lemony Coconut Smoothie

Lemony Coconut SmoothieThis is a refreshing and satiating smoothie featuring what I consider a delicacy. Young coconuts, also referred to as Thai coconuts, are not always easy to come by where I live and can be a bit pricey. Consider yourself lucky if young coconuts are native to where you live.

When I do get my hands on this choice food I usually guzzle the coconut water immediately after opening. It’s full of electrolytes and very hydrating. Perfect after a run or workout.

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Blood Orange Kefir Smoothie

Blood Orange Kefir SmoothieThis is one decidedly delicious smoothie that’s super easy to make with only two ingredients.

It’s my version of an Orange Julius.

When blood oranges are in season I load up and enjoy a fair amount of them blended into smoothies. I find their crimson, almost blood colored flesh both beautiful and mouth-watering.

Here are the top blood orange nutrients and their health benefits:

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Healthy Smoothies on a Budget

Smoothies on a BudgetSmoothies are a great way to get a variety of nutritious foods into your daily diet. They are convenient, quick and easy to make, provide you with nutrition on the go, and best of all taste amazing. But what if you’re working on a tight budget?

Good nutrition can be really expensive. People living in poverty are often overweight or obese, a seeming contradiction until you realize that it’s cheaper to get a greasy, fast food hamburger than it is to buy ingredients for a fresh salad or smoothie. If you’re carefully budgeting your food expenses, but you want to eat well and benefit from smoothies, there is a way. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive. You just have to know the tricks and be willing to put some time into it.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Chocolate Oatmeal SmoothieStart your day proper with this delicious and highly nutritious chocolate oatmeal smoothie. Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast!

Oatmeal is a popular and healthy breakfast option. You can take your oatmeal to a whole new level of flavor and nutrition by blending with a few choice ingredients. One of those ingredients being one of my all-time favorites, cacao, or raw chocolate.

Before we get to the recipe let’s take a look at some of the top health benefits of oatmeal:

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Fruity Oatmeal Smoothie

Fruity Oatmeal SmoothieMy first oatmeal smoothie has arrived and it’s a tasty one! It’s also quite nutritious and perfect for breakfast.

I’m a creature of habit and for a long time was content eating oatmeal with butter and occasionally a splash of cinnamon.  After my recent experiments blending oatmeal with fruit and other goodies that habit has changed.

A quick, and important word, about preparing oatmeal for maximum digestion and nutrient assimilation before we get to this delicious recipe.

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Cold & Flu Buster Smoothie

Cold & Flu Buster SmoothieKick colds and flu bugs to the curb with this immune boosting smoothie!

Or consume periodically to prevent catching colds and the flu.

The idea for this recipe is from a fellow health and smoothie enthusiast, Amber. She tweaked this recipe she found online by adding a super cold and flu busting ingredient, garlic. I took her recipe a step further by using ginger tea instead of water and adding a little coconut oil.

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