Smoothie 101 (Super C)

I have had a sick little Knight all weekend long, so we have been looking for easy ways to get some Vitamin C in his system. I found this awesome recipe with some of my favorite fruits and added vitamin c. The recipe calls for camu camu poweder which can be found in your local health food store or If you don’t have that you can use Emergen-C !! Try this easy, tasty and cold staving smoothie !!

Camu Camu powder

Camu camu is used for viral infections including herpes, cold sores, shingles, and the common cold. It is also used for eye conditions including cataracts and glaucoma. Other uses include treatment of asthma, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, gum disease (gingivitis), headaches, and osteoarthritis.

Super C

1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup filtered water
2 tsp camu camu powder or Emergen-C
3/4 cup chopped fresh (or frozen) mango
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana sliced

 
Blend and Enjoy

Serves 2

mango

Courtesy of Super Charged Smoothies

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Smoothie 101 (Tropical Smoothie)

Smoothies are so fun because you can really make them any way. I love tropical fruits so this is one of my favorites. Of course you can make it to suit your tastes and have fun with it.

Tropical Smoothie

1/2 pineapple or 1 cup frozen pineapple

1 mango

1 papaya

3 slices of ginger

1/3 cup of coconut milk

5 ice cubes

Blend well and ENJOY !!

 

For Detox benefits try adding: Cilantro, Parsley, Spinach or Kale !!

Smoothie 101

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I have been infatuated with smoothies ever since I received my Ninja Blender for Xmas!! It is phenomenal !! A smoothie is any fruit and or vegetable combo blended with ice (or not) that pleases your palette. My family loves pineapple, so that is a staple in my house as well as kiwi, strawberries, mangos and papaya. You can add your greens from here. We usually add parsley,cilantro,spinach, mint or kale. All have great health benefits and add greens to your diet. Here is an easy recipe to start you off on your Smoothie journey !!

1 pineapple

4 strawberries

1 kiwi

3 slices of ginger

5 sprigs of mint

Blend and enjoy !!

Serves 2 to 3

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DIY electrolyte drink

After a bout with a cold, flu, or stomach virus it is always recommended to add electrolytes back into your diet. Usually, we will run to the store grab the pedialyte and call it a day. But me being an avid label reader, seeing all the unreadable and unknown substances in it caused me great alarm. So of course through research I found a super easy way to make your own electrolyte drink. Its perfect for the whole family and its great to have on hand just in case. You can use it after illness or after a long hard workout !! Check out the recipe here:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups of water (filtered or purified) or raw coconut water
  • 2 tbsp organic raw honey or organic maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt or Celtic sea salt (I like Himalayan better – it has 84 trace minerals)

Equipment and Accessories

  • Blender
  • Mason jars

Add all ingredients  to a blender and blend well. electro

Quick Breakfast smoothie

I am still working on getting my weight down and adding more healthy meals to my diet. I love quick and easy things and this recipe is just that. It has most ingredients that you will already have in your pantry and it tastes awesome !! Try it out and tell me what you think !!!

Blend:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond milk

Handful of Ice Cubes

Blend and ENJOY !!smoothie

Easy winter cold remedies DIY #1

As a mother of 4 I am always looking for natural ways to keep my family’s health intact. As winter approaches so do the sniffles and sneezes , and I make a batch of homemade cold medicine. It is simple and it does the job. I can even get my 7 year old to take it, I just add it to some spiced apple cider.

Take a jar of honey

Cut up one lemon and one lime

Slice half of a ginger stalk

Add the lemon, lime and ginger to the jar first , then pour honey over them

Make sure the jar or container has a lid

At the first sign of cold or flu symptoms add a teaspoon or 2 to a cup of tea and enjoy

You can store this in your fridge for the whole winter.

Quick,easy and effective !!

Ginger is often included in many herbal decongestants and can help to minimise the symptoms of respiratory conditions, colds and allergies.

Lemons and limes each contain most of the known vitamins and minerals, and are  both excellent sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, folic acid,  flavonoids, and the phytochemical limonene, which increases the level of enzymes  that detoxify carcinogens. Limes also contain the rare Vitamin P and are the  best readily available source of Vitamin G.