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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Why Butter is a True Superfood!

Why Butter is a Superfood

Really? Eat More Butter? Yes!

For years, maybe even decades, experts told us to back away from the butter. Put down that horrible, saturated, animal fat. Turns out, that advice was not necessarily the best. We now know much more about butter and other animal fats and what kind of place they can have in a healthy and well-rounded diet.

If you are a health food and superfood enthusiast and you like foods that taste delicious, it’s time to take another look at butter. You may be asking right about now if butter can be a tasty ingredient in smoothies. The answer is a resounding yes. Read on to learn more.

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Chocolate Ginger Elixir

Chocolate Ginger ElixirHello warm, chocolatey, gingery goodness!

The ginger cookie taste I was aiming to recreate didn’t quite happen. However, this is still one flavorful and nutritive elixir.

This recipe is loaded with spices that offer myriad health benefits. The star spice of this recipe, ginger, delivers potent anti-inflammatory action, rivaling non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ginger is perhaps best known for settling an upset stomach and providing gastrointestinal relief. It has also been implicated in protecting against certain cancers and is an immune system booster.

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Greek Yogurt Strawberry Smoothie

Greek Yogurt Strawberry SmoothieIf you like Greek yogurt and rich, flavorful, creamy goodness, you’ll love this smoothie.

This recipe is not a result of one of my successful kitchen experiments. Fellow Greek yogurt enthusiast, Elizabeth, gifted this recipe to me.

With ample healthy fat and adequate protein. This smoothie is nice and filling. It’s also quite healthy thanks to the star ingredients.

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Energizing Smoothies

Energizing SmoothiesIf you feel fatigued most of the time, you are not alone. Many people today have hectic schedules, long work hours, family obligations, and an inability to get enough sleep each night. It’s no wonder we’re tired during the day.

Before you turn to a sugary, highly-caffeinated energy drink to get a boost, consider your diet and other lifestyle factors. The way you live your life, but particularly what you eat, impacts your energy level on a daily basis. With the right foods, your morning smoothie can give you a boost for the rest of the day, and add to your overall nutrition, health, and well-being.

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