Wednesday, May 22, 2013


REAL FOOD RECIPES ~ Green Drinks, Smoothies & Vegan Gluten Free Overnight Oatmeal ( these are AMAZING!)

GREEN DRINKS ~ Green Drinks contain important nutrients that nourish and strengthen your immune system. They are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Antioxidants, which are known to prevent cancer and illness by repairing your cellular structure. Most of these important ingredients are lacking in the standard American diet (SAD). Green drinks provide your body with a nutrient called chlorophyll. The "Dr. Oz Show" explains that fat-soluble chlorophyll, which is found in green drinks, supports your red blood cells and hemoglobin along with enabling your blood to carry more oxygen to your blood. Because of the cleansing action of red blood cells, your heart is able to work more effectively and your blood is able to eliminate toxins. You should make Green Drinks part of your daily, real food, eating plan. Here are 3 delicious Green Drink recipes for you try ~


Spinach Mango Green Drink

Ingredients

½ cup of purified water
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 cups chopped spinach or kale
1 1/2 cups
frozen mango
1 cup green grapes

 Directions
1. Put water in blender add the lime juice, greens, mango, and grapes in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding more water to reach the desired consistency.

Tropical Green Drink


Ingredients
1/2 cup coconut water or purified water
2 cups chopped spinach or kale
1 cups
chopped pineapple 
1 ripe banana, chopped

 Directions
1. Put water in blender add the kale, pineapple, and banana in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding more water, if needed, to reach the desired consistency.

Grapes of Health Green Drink


Ingredients
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 cup packed baby spinach
1/2 cup ice
1/4 cup coconut water or purified water

Directions
1. Put water in blender add the kale, pineapple, and banana in a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute, adding more water, if needed, to reach the desired consistency.




SMOOTHIES ~ Healthy, delicious and filling, these fruit smoothies are a great meal replacement or between meal snack. Here are 3 recipes to get you started. You can get creative and come up with your own smoothie blends.
 

Summer Time Smoothie

Ingredients
1 Banana
1/2 Cup of rasberries
1/2 Cup of blueberries (frozen)
5 strawberries ( frozen strawberries will help for consistency)
Between one and two cups of Almond Milk

Directions
1.Put almond milk in blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend till frothy

Island Delight

Ingredients                                
1 Banana
1/2 Papaya
½ Mango
1 Kiwis
5 strawberries
1/2 Cup pineapple (optional)
One cup of Almond or coconut milk 


Directions
1.Put almond milk in blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend till frothy

Peaches & Cream

Ingredients
1Banana
1 Cup of frozen peaches
1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk

Directions
1.Put almond milk in blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend till frothy


 VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL ~ Want something more filling than a Green Drink or smoothie to start your day. Try these Vegan & Gluten Free Overnight Oatmeal recipes. Some of my favorite things :)




Vegan & Gluten Free Overnight Oatmeal Standard Recipe

Ingredients
1/2 cup Gluten Free Oats ( try Bob's Red Mill)
3/4 cup almond milk, and more if needed
1 teaspoon chia seeds ( can be found at most health food stores
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Add any of the following in any combination as much as you want ~ sliced strawberries, blueberries, mango, peach, bananas,

Directions

1. Place first 4 ingredients in a Pint size mason jar.
2. Place lid on and shake well. Add fruit.
3. Stir and refridgerate overnight. You can add a touch of raw honey or agave nectar if you wish. 


Cranberry Coconut Vegan & Gluten Free Overnight Oats

Ingredients
1/2 cup Gluten Free oats
1 teaspoon chia seeds
3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1 table spoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon raw almonds or walnuts
 fresh fruit

Directions
Mix the first five ingredients in the mason jar. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 5 hours. Top with the nuts and fruit in the morning and enjoy!





 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I am surprised. This is the first time I have seen something that actually appeals to me! I think I could handle this!! :)

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