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Citrus Berry Sunrise Smoothie December 26, 2014

Jamie says: I went for a Christmas run yesterday morning. Not a creature (or human) was stirring in our house or on the ridge (except for one couple). I called it my Dasher 4 miler. Sounds festive and legit, right? It was beautiful. The weather rocked and the terrain of the ridge was refreshing as I pranced over the soft grass. For my quick post-run pick-me-up, I went to town with a variety of juices and fruit to make the perfect smoothie: Citrus Berry Sunrise Smoothie.

Citrus Berry Sunrise Smoothie

Citrus Berry Sunrise Smoothie

It just might be my best fruit juice smoothie yet!

Berry wonderful!

Berry wonderful!

Cheers to a great Christmas! Yum, yum, yum.

Post-run flavor fun

Post-run flavor fun

Citrus Berry Sunrise Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cube watermelon
  • 2 strawberries, tops removed
  • 4 blackberries
  • 1/4 small banana, peeled
  • 4 small ice cubes

Directions:

  1.  Pour juices into a smoothie blender cup. Add watermelon, strawberries, blackberries, banana, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Look for 100% fruit juice (instead of 100% vitamin C) to eliminate added sugar.
 

Tropical Grapefruit Smoothie January 20, 2013

Jamie says: I woke up one morning and was not in the mood for breakfast. (That never happens by the way.) I still wanted to eat something to get me energized for the morning, and a smoothie all of a sudden sounded perfect…

Tropical Grapefruit Smoothie

Tropical Grapefruit Smoothie

And yes it was! It was refreshing and sweet…

Hello, natural sweetness!

Hello, natural sweetness!

…and tasted like tropical paradise in a cup (or should I say mug in this case)!

Tropical bliss

Tropical bliss

Tropical Grapefruit Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana, organic
  • 1 cup 100% grapefruit juice, ruby red (Florida’s Natural)
  • 5 chunks frozen mango (Dole)
  • 5 chunks frozen pineapple (Publix)

Directions:

  1. Slice banana.
  2. Pour juice into a mini blender followed by frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and sliced banana. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Enjoy fruit for sweetness instead of dessert today. Although fruit and dessert both contain sugar, fruit, unlike most desserts, has other nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber, that play an important role in your health.
 

Berry Basil Kale Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie December 23, 2012

Jamie says: The dietitian in me thought it was extremely necessary to go to the grocery store at night just to pick up a bottle of kefir. Most people probably go to the grocery store because they ran out of a staple like milk, or needed an ingredient for a recipe, but nope- I went for a bottle of the probiotic-rich, drinkable yogurt.

Berry Basil Kale Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

Berry Basil Kale Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

Give greens a try! They actually add a hint of a nice natural flavor.

Greens are great in smoothies!

Greens are great in smoothies!

Drink in class, by pouring your smoothie in a wine glass. (hehe…I should be a poet…)

Cheers!

Cheers!

Berry Basil Kale Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low fat raspberry kefir (Lifeway)
  • 1 cup baby kale salad mix- baby kale, tango, baby spinach, baby green chard, baby green romaine, baby green oakleaf lettuce (Organic Girl- I ❤ Baby Kale!)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 frozen pitted cherries (Publix)
  • 1 Tbsp natural chunky peanut butter (Smuckers)
  • 2 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Pour kefir in a small blender followed by baby kale, basil leaves, cherries, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Serve in a wine glass with a kale leaf on top if desired. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition note: Kefir contains probiotics, which are the good bacteria for your digestive system.
 

Pumpkin Tofu Shake November 28, 2012

Jamie says: Yes, I know that the major stores have moved on from Halloween and Thanksgiving and have all of their Christmas decorations on display. But technically it is still November, so I figured I could get away with posting another pumpkin recipe or two. Plus, I just put away the last of my Halloween/fall decorations- even though I got my Christmas tree (might I add it’s my first one) this weekend. I couldn’t resist sharing this awesome Pumpkin Tofu Shake recipe, too.

Pumpkin Tofu Shake

It was my first time using silken tofu and it won’t be my last- I was pleasantly surprised. The shake was creamy like ice cream and had a wonderful autumn taste.

Wicked good!

So dig in and celebrate the end of fall by making your own Pumpkin Tofu Shake with that half-opened can of pumpkin in your fridge.

Feastive and tasty

Pumpkin Tofu Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 block semi-frozen silken tofu (Nasoya organic)
  • 1/3 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup fat free milk
  • 2 ice cubes

Directions:

  1.  Add ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately or freeze to make more creamy.

Servings: 1

 

Garden Mango Smoothie June 13, 2012

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Kathryn says: My uncle has a mango tree, and, lucky for me, he’s a very good sharer. I’ve been enjoying the fruit by itself, but today I came home wanting something cold to soothe my sore throat (I’m getting over the flu).

I whipped up this smoothie pretty quickly with the help of our flourishing herb garden in the backyard (Thanks, Mom).

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Garden Mango Smoothie

Don’t let the yellow-green color scare you away. Just think, mojitos have green in them too, and they sure are good, right?

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View from the top: Garden Mango Smoothie

The two herbs that made this green each have their own perks. The mint is refreshing, and the basil cuts the sweetness down just the slightest bit, both leaving a subtle, earthy taste on your tongue.

 

Garden Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled
  • a sprig of fresh mint, rinsed (maybe 5-7 medium leaves)
  • a sprig of fresh basil, rinsed (maybe 3-5 medium leaves)
  • -1/2 cup ice (I used crushed ice)

Directions:

  1. Cut meat off mango and place into blender.
  2. Add ice and herbs.
  3. Blend until smooth.
 

Beet Orange Smoothie with Arugula March 30, 2012

Jamie says: I’m a rock star. Or at least I felt like one after drinking this with my breakfast…

Beet Orange Smoothie with Arugula

I wasn’t planning on making beet juice. But, after cooking some beets I witnessed the vibrant red color of the cooking water and just couldn’t throw it… so I saved it and decided to make a smoothie…

Beet red

Beets aren’t the only veggie in there. There’s also arugula from the farmer’s market. I read an article in the Publix Greenwise Magazine about using leafy greens in smoothies. I honestly thought it sounded kinda gross, but the seed must have been planted in my mind because I actually wanted to give it a try. And I rarely ever have vegetables with my breakfast…

Beets aren't the only veggies in here- there's arugula, too!

So, after drinking this juice, I felt awesome. It could be just up in my head, but who cares, right? So, to all the people who give me a hard time about not drinking coffee, I say you give one a try for your next energy boost.

Beet Orange Smoothie with Arugula

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup beet juice
  • 10 oz orange juice
  • 1/3 cup arugula
  • 2 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Pour beet juice and orange juice in a mini blender. Remove stems from arugula; place leaves in blender along with ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Serves: 1

Nutrition note: See the naturally bright color in the beet juice? It’s a sign that there’s anthocyanins in there- good for you, antioxidants.

 

Sangria March 3, 2012

Jamie says: I enjoyed catching up with my good friend Clarissa last Saturday night. We chatted and I brought out the Skinny Girl Sangria…

Sangria

After my trip to the grocery store, I had lots of fresh fruit at home so I added that to the sangria.

Check out that fruit!

It was a light and refreshing drink. Perfect for brunch or an after-dinner palate cleanser.

Light and refreshing

It looked pretty, too.

Classy and colorful

Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 peach
  • 2 strawberries
  • 12 grapes
  • 10 oz sangria, chilled (Skinny Girl)

Directions:

  1. Cut peach and strawberries into small pieces. Slice grapes in half. Divide fruit between 2 wine glasses. Pour sangria on top. Enjoy (if age-appropriate).

Serves: 2

  • Nutrition note: Most alcoholic beverages do not contain nutrition information. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram which means it has more calories per gram than protein and carbohydrate but less than fat (protein- 4 calories per gram, carbohydrate- 4 calories per gram, and fat- 9 calories per gram). Skinny Girl Sangria has about 130 calories per 5 oz glass (plus the calories from the fruit).