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Carrot Mango Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

Carrot Mango Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

Carrot Mango Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

This recipe is so delicious and easy!! You can make it as basic as you want or feel free to add orange puree, mango, and other ingredients to make your smoothie even more delicious!!

Preparation

  • Using the smoothie or ice crush setting on your Vitamix blender. Purée orange, banana, carrot, mango, coconut water, hemp seeds, honey, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt, and ½ cup ice in a blender until smooth.

A pinch of salt makes everything taste better, including savory smoothies.

Mango Carrot turmeric smoothieIngredients for your Carrot Mango Turmeric Smoothie

SERVINGS: MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS

  • 1 blood or navel orange, peel and white pith removed
  • 1 large carrot, scrubbed, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of local honey (Benefits of Local Raw Honey)
  •  cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon shelled raw hemp seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
  •  teaspoons turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Vitamix 7500 BlenderThe most common Vitamix shopper’s question is some variant of, “I want a Vitamix to make smoothies, soups, and frozen desserts. Which model would be best for me?” The answer is that all Vitamix machines work great for those purposes; which one is best for you depends on if you want to pay for extra features.

If you’re overwhelmed by the choices and just want to know my preference, I’ve used all of the different types of Vitamix blenders, and the one I use on a daily basis is the 7500, with an extra 32-oz container for blending smaller amounts. (For the best deal, check out certified reconditioned.) All of the models are excellent, and I don’t think there is a wrong choice. (Plus, if you change your mind in the first 30 days, you can get a full refund, including covered shipping both ways.)



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Drop a Beet & Grapefruit Detox Juice Recipe

Drop a Beet & Grapefruit Detox Juice Recipe

I know, I know… some ingredients like beets, grapefruit and kale can sometimes overwhelm our taste buds. So… how about if I told you to only use a 1/4 of a beet and 1/2 a grapefruit?! And I’m going to do you one better. I’m going to add sweet carrots, an orange and some ginger to make a wonderfully tasting detox juice recipe which also helps with inflammation!

Here’s my super simple Beet & Grapefruit Juice Recipe.

Ingredients:

1/2 fresh grapefruit, peeled
1 orange, peeled
2 carrots
1/4 beet
1/2 inch of ginger

Blend all of the ingredients in your Vitamix and enjoy this tangy, detoxing juice!

Yummy Cleansing Pineapple Juice Vitamix Recipe

Yummy Cleansing Pineapple Juice Vitamix Recipe

It’s less than a week after Thanksgiving so I’m still “all about that cleanse!” I really want to help my body get rid of those nasty toxins? This recipe consists of one of nature’s greatest anti-inflammatory ingredients—turmeric. It also has another one of nature’s delicious anti-inflammatory ingredients–pineapple. Add some alkalizing grapefruit and you have a great first-thing-in-the-morning drink. Juice the remaining ingredients, including the additional anti-inflammatory power of ginger, and enjoy!

Awesome Cleansing Pineapple Juice
Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pineapple, diced
  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • 1 lime, peeled but with pit
  • 1 inch ginger
  • ½ inch turmeric

Directions:

Add all ingredients to your Vitamix, blend and serve.

 

Incredibly Delicious Cashew Cream

Incredibly Delicious Cashew Cream

Raw Honey Cashew Cream

Options:

  • add a tiny pinch of cinnamon – takes the edge off the sweetness and is great for fruitcake.
  • add brandy for Brandy Cream for Christmas pudding.
  • serve over fresh berries.

Drain the cashews and then place all ingredients in Vitamix and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Who knew you could make cream out of cashews and water…this cream is absolutely incredible!

This is yummy! I put it over fruit salad and my family loved it!

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Mango Green Smoothie Vitamix Recipe

Mango Green Smoothie Vitamix Recipe

My mango green smoothie recipe is one of my new favorites. Something about citrus in the morning just starts the day out right.

Ingredients:

1-2 tablespoons flaxseed
1 cup coconut water
1 whole orange, peeled
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 frozen banana
2-3 large handfuls of fresh organic spinach
Ice (until consistency you like)

Preparation Instructions:

Put all ingredients except for ice in blender and blend.
Add ice until desired smoothie consistency.

 

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Kid Friendly Lime Mint Sorbet

Kid Friendly Lime Mint Sorbet

This sorbet is one of those wonderful recipes which tastes delicious and you’d never guess what’s in it.  The beautiful green color comes, not from the lime, but from the spinach!   This is a kid-friendly recipe and a great way to sneak some extra greens into your families diet.  Also, this is dairy-free, so it’s a great frozen treat for people who are lactose intolerant.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Welch’s frozen grape juice concentrate (the one with the yellow lid and no added sugar), thawed
1/2 banana, peeled
1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
1/2 to 1 cup fresh organic spinach leaves ( I use about 3/4 cup)
1 small slice of lime with the peel still on
1 mint leaf
3 cups ice

Put all ingredients into your Vitamix in the order listed.

Blend on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute, pressing down with tamper to blend well.  When the machine sound changes and four mounds form, the sorbet is ready to serve.  Serve immediately.

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Mango Pineapple Sorbet a Delicious Late Night Ice Cream Replacement!

Mango Pineapple Sorbet a Delicious Late Night Ice Cream Replacement!

mango pineapple sorbetThis recipe comes to you from my 11 year old nephew. This is one of his favorite late night snacks. He’s lactose intolerant so ice cream is out of the question. Anyone who has tried lactose free ice cream knows that it leaves a whole lot to be desired, literally! My nephew’s Mom has been coming up with recipes for him for years. This one is so easy he can make it himself!

Ingredients:

  • 2 fresh mangos, peeled and cubed. Frozen is better for sorbet. (when out of season buy organic frozen)
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks. Preferably frozen (when out of season buy organic frozen)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of agave sugar

Preparation:

Place all the ingredients into your Vitamix blender and crush until smooth. If you’re not using frozen fruit then blend fruit ingredients first and add ice until the sorbet is the desired consistency.

mangos for sorbet

 

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Gingerbread Smoothie Blender Recipe, Anti-Inflammatory and Gluten Free

Gingerbread Smoothie Blender Recipe, Anti-Inflammatory and Gluten Free

If you are on a gluten-free diet, then you may miss out on some of your favorite holiday treats, including gingerbread cookies and other snacks. Luckily, with a Vitamix blender and the right ingredients, you can recreate the classic taste of gingerbread cookies in a refreshing smoothie.

This gingerbread smoothie recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Anyone can enjoy this tasty, holiday smoothie.

Ingredients

This recipe uses almond milk. If you prefer, you can substitute this with coconut milk or even coconut water; though, the almond milk blends well with the other ingredients. Use the following ingredients, to whip together your own gingerbread smoothie:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of fresh ginger (anti-inflammatory)

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Gingerbread Smoothie Directions

You may want to thaw the bananas slightly, before making your smoothie. Pour the almond milk in your Vitamix mix. Add the bananas and honey. Mix for a few seconds and then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend on high for about thirty seconds, or until your mixture has a smooth and creamy consistency.

If you want, you can switch molasses for the raw honey; though, the raw honey is a healthier option. Using the ingredients listed, this 32-ounce smoothie has 210 calories, 53 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein. This drink is best when consumed immediately. If you need to store leftovers, store the extra smoothie in your fridge and drink within 24 hours.

Do not use this drink as a meal replacement – it should be treated as a snack. Reward yourself with a gingerbread smoothie after you get home from work or after supper. This recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare – much faster than cooking a batch of real gingerbread cookies.

If you want to tweak the flavor of this smoothie, consider using a pinch of nutmeg or a little extra ginger. For those that find the taste of almond milk too strong, switch to coconut milk, this may help recreate the taste of the dough.

During the holidays, it can be hard to find traditional snacks and treats that you can eat while on a gluten-free diet. This gingerbread smoothie does a good job of simulating the taste of fresh gingerbread cookies, whipped together in a blender, without the added sugar that you would get from the real thing.

This recipe is essentially a basic banana and milk smoothie, which is one of the most common bases for a smoothie.  In this gingerbread smoothie recipe, the use of raw honey, vanilla, and ginger helps to replicate the taste of gingerbread. The raw honey is a great sugar substitute and can be used as a sugar substitute in a number of recipes.

As the holidays approach, do everything you can to stick to your diet plans. As tempting as fresh gingerbread cookies can be, there are healthy alternatives. In addition to this gingerbread smoothie recipe, look for other holiday smoothie recipes that you can easily make with a Vitamix blender.

Chunky Chocolate Vitamix Blender Smoothie Recipe

Chunky Chocolate Vitamix Blender Smoothie Recipe

Drinking a smoothie in the morning can save you time, while giving you the energy and nutrition you need to get through the day. Instead of relying on fruit smoothies and green drinks, you can start your day with a chocolate treat. This chunky chocolate Vitamix blender recipe is full of nutrients, despite its decadent taste.

If you are searching for an enjoyable morning smoothie, try this chunky chocolate Vitamix blender recipe.

Chunky Chocolate Blender Recipe Ingredients

Most people prefer to freeze their bananas before using them in a smoothie recipe. This is up to you, but the frozen bananas do help to create a thicker smoothie. To make your chunky chocolate smoothie, collect these ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • ¾-cup of coconut milk (you could also use almond milk)
  • 2 dates
  • 2 tablespoons of nut butter (if you have the time, make your own from fresh nuts)
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • 1 handful of leafy greens
  • ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of fresh cinnamon

Chunky Chocolate Blender Recipe Directions

Once you have the necessary ingredients, the only step left is to combine the ingredients in your Vitamix blender and blend just until smooth. Leave the mixture slightly chunky, to give the smoothie more texture and consistency.

You can store leftovers in an airtight container, in your fridge. Before drinking leftovers, pour the contents into your blender with one ice cube for every eight ounces of liquid. Blend until smooth and serve your leftovers.


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The Healthiest Chocolate Breakfast

Most people do not associate chocolate with breakfast or healthy meals, yet this chunky chocolate smoothie is packed with beneficial ingredients. To give you a better idea of why this smoothie is such as great option for your breakfast, here are some of the benefits of the included ingredients.

The included bananas will provide a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium. The coconut milk contains a small amount of protein, as well as healthy unsaturated fats, including omega-3 fatty acids.

The cacao powder provides the chocolate taste, but is not as heavily processed as cocoa powder. Cacao powder contains a large amount of antioxidants and additional nutrients. The nut butter is another source of antioxidants to help fight inflammation.

The handful of leafy greens will give you essential vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body. The inclusion of cinnamon can help to control your blood sugar level.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon helps control blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties.

The combination of chocolate, bananas, and nut butter will create a chunky chocolate smoothie that is actually good for you. There is no reason you cannot eat a great tasting snack for breakfast. With all the essential vitamins and minerals that you need to give you an energy boost in the morning, this chunky chocolate smoothie is quick and easy to make.

If you are searching for a new morning meal, try this chunky chocolate smoothie recipe using your Vitamix blender.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Smoothie Recipe

The holidays are always right around the corner, and as the temperature drops, pumpkins become readily available. If you are a fan of coffee and pumpkins, then you probably enjoy pumpkin spiced lattes. They are creamy, tasty, and full of sugar. If you want to try a healthier alternative to sugar-filled pumpkin spiced lattes, then use the following smoothie Vitamix recipe.

This healthy alternative tastes just like an actual pumpkin spiced latte, without the added sugar and additives. It should be noted that this recipe calls for the inclusion of coffee. You can use decaf or regular coffee, depending on your preference. Prepare the coffee before you start readying the other ingredients. If you have a coffee maker that is capable of making 4 cups or less, then make the minimal amount of coffee that you can

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Smoothie Ingredients

To make this recipe healthier, avoid using canned pumpkin. Purchase a whole pumpkin and cook it the night before. If you are unwilling to take this extra step, then make sure that you look for organic canned pumpkin. Here is the complete list of ingredients needed to make your own pumpkin spiced latte:

  • 2 cups of pumpkin chunks (or canned organic pumpkin)
  • 1 cup of chilled coffee
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 2 cups of spinach (you could substitute with kale)
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte Smoothie Directions

Brew your coffee first, and then allow it to chill in your fridge. Once the coffee is cold, pour it in your Vitamix blender. Next, add the pumpkin chunks (or pumpkin puree if you purchased canned, organic pumpkin). Slice the frozen banana and add it to the blender, followed by the rest of the ingredients.

You do not need to include any greens, but adding spinach or kale will provide you with extra vitamins and minerals. The strong taste of the pumpkin, coffee, and spices, will make the taste of the greens nearly undetectable.

Blend the ingredients on high for thirty seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour into a large glass and drink immediately. If you follow this recipe exactly as described, you should have about 32-ounces of liquid. If you do not plan on drinking this all at once, make sure you properly store the leftovers and drink within 24 hours.

The full 32-ounce serving of this pumpkin spiced latte only contains 126 calories and 2 grams of fat. You will also get 4 grams of protein and 27 grams of carbohydrates.

This drink can be used as a complete replacement for your breakfast or lunch, but not on a daily basis, unless you are trying to lose weight. The low calorie count will help you cut calories; though, this will not offer enough nutrition to completely replace all your meals. If you want to cut calories, try drinking one serving of pumpkin spiced latte, as your breakfast, every morning for one week.