Lunch Today: Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

smoothieThis nutrient-packed smoothie will not only give you a boost of energy that will last the afternoon, but it is also packed with immune boosting foods. Just one serving contains dietary fiber, tons of vitamins A, C, K and B complex, as well as potassium, magnesium and copper.

To give it an extra boost, add a scoop of Pathway UltraGreens, which contains super greens like spirulina and chlorella, as well as beets, aloe vera, alfalfa sprouts, barley and wheat grass. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Immune Boosting Green Smoothie”

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Snack Today: Purple Smoothie

purple-smoothieMove over green smoothie, here comes the purple smoothie. Combining red cabbage with blueberries makes this smoothie a pretty purple color! It also makes it very nutritious and delicious.

Red cabbage is full of heart-healthy benefits like its cruciferous cousins kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. The anthocyanins in red cabbage are powerful antioxidants, and it’s also a great source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, potassium and manganese.

Blueberries are bursting with vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and manganese, helping to keep our cardiovascular and immune systems supercharged. Continue reading “Snack Today: Purple Smoothie”

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Breakfast Today: Everything But the Kitchen Sink Smoothie

everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-smoothieI just bought a new blender and I love it. It blends frozen fruits and veggies with no problem and makes them so creamy that I can hide almost anything it. I suggest that you invest in a very good blender, especially if have children who are picky eaters because you can hide so many things in a smoothie! This everything but the kitchen sink smoothie is called this because depending on what I have in the fridge, that’s what is for breakfast. This is perfect for those raspberries and bananas that are too soft to pack for lunches, but you don’t want to waste them. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Everything But the Kitchen Sink Smoothie”

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Breakfast Today: Tropical Green Smoothie

green-smoothieI love winter, but to be honest, I am ready for the warm weather. It has been an especially cold one around here and the sun has been hiding most days. Some mornings it seems particularly hard to get out of a cozy bed and get the day started. This smoothie has helped. It reminds me of those fun coconut drinks you get on vacations… but without the rum! Instead it is packed with nutritional goodness that will help me get through the next 6 weeks of winter. Added bonus: my kids love it too!

Avocado and coconut oil contain healthy fats, and the banana makes it creamy and adds sweetness, plus it is a great source of potasium. Chia seeds contain omegas and protein. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Tropical Green Smoothie”

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Breakfast Today: Protein-Packed Green Smoothie in a Bowl

smoothie-ingredientsWe live in a busy culture. And sometimes nutrition is put to the side because healthy food seems too difficult to achieve with on-the-go lifetstyles. This is where liquid nutrition, like smoothies, come into play. Our bodies crave healthy, delicious, beautiful food that provides fuel for a full day of work and play.

This green smoothie bowl is sweet enough, thanks to the pineapple and banana, that even your kids will love it, even with all the spinach! The crunchy, high-protein granola makes a  great pre- or post-workout snack and can be packed in a small reusable container. This delicious and nutritious smoothie with granola makes a great lunch or snack, as well. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Protein-Packed Green Smoothie in a Bowl”

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