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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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Tropical Smoothie with Coconut Water

Tropical Smoothie with Coconut Water

It’s cold out which means I’m dreaming of the tropics!!! When the tropical craving hits, a trip to the frozen foods section of my grocery store can provide some beachy-inspiration in no time. My tasty 5-ingredient tropical smoothie is just what the doctor ordered!

I start with fresh bananas, then frozen pineapple, frozen mangoes, a fresh orange, and…the last ingredient… drum roll…

Coconut water!  I’m obsessed with the stuff, and always keep it on hand as a nice natural source of electrolytes to drink during and after workouts.  But as it turns out, coconut water is also the perfect light tropical liquid for blending up smoothies!

Just toss all of the ingredients into your Vitamix and puree to perfection.

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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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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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

organic canned pumpkin spice smoothie

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.

RECIPE: Purple Cabbage Smoothie

RECIPE: Purple Cabbage Smoothie

In my search for the perfect smoothie, I came across this recipe for Purple Cabbage Smoothie by Lena of My Pure Vegan Food found on Healthy Mama.  Something she wrote struck me as interesting: “A lot of people like to make ‘green smoothies’, where you blend greens with fruit. But if you blend a lot of greens with berries, you often get an unaesthetic brownish color (which still tastes great but not easy on the eyes for the kids). If you substitute purple cabbage for greens in a berry smoothie, you’ll get a brilliant purple color.”  That’s brilliant!  And she’s so right.  My fruit/veggie smoothies almost always turn out looking a little puke-ish.  But what’s not to love about a bright purple smoothie?  Plus, it’s super easy to make!

WHAT YOU NEED

1⁄4 purple cabbage
1 banana – frozen
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup almond milk

WHAT TO DO

  1. Blend in your blender until smooth.
  2. Top with hemp hearts. Enjoy your health!

 

SOURCE: www.healthymamamagazine.com/purple-cabbage-smoothie-delicious/