Strawberry and Coconut Oil Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Coconut Oil Smoothie Recipe

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Warning, a party may break out in your mouth when you consume this smoothie! It’s that delicious. I think most people are familiar with the health benefits attributed to strawberries and bananas (if not, do a quick Google search); so let’s give our full attention to coconut oil.

Coconut oil is a legitimate superfood with a myriad of health-promoting properties. Don’t get scared away by unfounded attacks and “all fat is bad” fanatics. Here’s a quick rundown of why coconut oil is good for you.

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Snickerdoodle Smoothie

Do you like Snickerdoodle cookies? Then your are going to love this smoothie!

Unlike the cookies, this smoothie is healthy; so you don’t have to feel guilty while slurping it down.

Turning the unhealthy into healthy is what we do around here :)

The inspiration for this recipe came from someone who emailed me asking that I create a healthy Snickerdoodle smoothie recipe. I searched the internet for recipes and found they were all quite unhealthy because of suspect ingredients and way too much sugar!

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Gelatin: The Forgotten Protein Packed Superfood

Gelatin Protein Packed SuperfoodGelatin may conjure images in your mind of that slimy, unnaturally green and orange dessert you got in the cafeteria with your school lunches, but dessert made with gelatin is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using this potent superfood. Gelatin is a byproduct of meat processing and comes from the bones and connective tissues of animals. It may sound unsavory, but these parts of animals are actually extremely good for you.

There was a time when people consumed nearly all of an animal, while today we simply end up with the processed and packaged meat, or muscle tissue. What we are missing out on are the nutrients found in those discarded parts. When you buy and use pure gelatin in your smoothies, you are adding back in important amino acids that have many benefits for your health.

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Warm Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

When the cold weather sets in I naturally turn to warmer food and drink such as soup, stew, broth, and tea. A cold smoothie is just not appealing.

I typically consume elixirs in the winter. However, warm smoothies have become more of a mainstay.

Warm smoothies are really easy to make. Simply warm the liquid a recipe calls for to just under a simmer. Then proceed with making your smoothie as normal. One caveat, you may want to avoid frozen ingredients.

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Wild Blackberry Smoothie

Wild Blackberry SmoothieAnytime I can incorporate wild foods into my smoothies I jump at the opportunity.

My girlfriend’s sister (thanks, Karen!) was kind enough to pick some blackberries off her property for us. We resisted gobbling them all down at once and reserved a few for this smoothie.

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Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Popsicles

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie PopsiclesIt’s been a blazing hot summer here in Michigan. Thankfully, I made plenty of smoothie Popsicles to keep me cool :)

Popsicles were one of my favorite snacks growing up and I see lots of kids eating them today. Unfortunately, the majority of Popsicles are loaded with sugar and far from healthy.

Turning the unhealthy into healthy is what I’m all about. These blueberry yogurt smoothie Popsicles are not only nutritious, but very flavorful and you won’t feel guilty eating them or giving them to your children.

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