Pineapple, Strawberry & Blueberry Smoothie
Uniquely Stroudsmoor: add a slice of fresh ginger to the mix to aid digestion and give your smoothie a little tang.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Uniquely Stroudsmoor: add fresh coconut to the mix and a sprinkle of toasted coconut to the top for a tropical feel.
Green Tea Smoothie with Pineapple and Blueberry
Method for making your healthy Smoothie are simple and work for most, if not all, blends:
- Place all ingredients in a blender or a personal blender like: NutriBullet Pro 900 Watt Blender – 900 Series Price & Reviews
- Mix till blended – color should appear pale, but visible. If your smoothie is still a little on the white side, add a few more berries to create a blush color and enhance the flavor to your taste.
- Serve in a stemmed glass or chilled glass mug depending on the formality of the occasion – or just leave it in your bullet container and sip as you please.
- Garnish with fresh berries and/or a spritz of whipped cream. Don’t forget to try a uniquely Stroudsmoor ingredient when the mood suits.
Simple recipes are sometimes the best, but when making your fruit smoothies, remember to be daring with the ingredients.
Here are a few that might make your taste buds sing and your stomach smile:
- Instant Coffee – for that boost of caffeine energy that will combine with the natural sugars in the fruit to help wake you up. Adding instant or brewed coffee gives your smoothie nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B3, B2. So, say good morning America with your mocha fruity blend!
- Fresh Mint – relieves nausea, helps with digestion, may even cure the common cold, and just tastes great! Interesting to note, the mint leaf is often used in wedding bouquets as its fragrance has a calming affect for both the excited bride and nervous groom.
- Cacao Beans or Powder – said to improve memory, lowers blood pressure, improves blood flow to the brain and heart, helps prevent blood clots, reduces the symptoms of IBS and other digestive problems … what’s not to like about adding it to your favorite smoothie?
- Chocolate – some say this sweet treat lowers cholesterol levels, prevents cognitive decline and reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems. I say it is too good to not include once in a while!
- Other Fruit – apples, kiwi, melon, oranges, peaches, pears, and any other fruit, including tomatoes, your heart desires. Yes, by definition the tomato is a fruit, as it develops from the flower of the plant and contains seeds on the inside. However, in culinary terms the tomato is a vegetable with limitless possibilities, including Stroudsmoor’s homemade Marinara, Roma and Fra Diavolo Sauces – jarred and available at StroudsmoorBakery.com.
- Greens – the list is long, but here are some favorites in order of taste and availability – spinach, celery, wheat grass, kale, beet root, and collard greens.
- Nut Butters – they are a good source of protein containing healthy fats, but most importantly, they add great flavor to your smoothie. Note; they can easily take over the flavor of your blend, so use sparingly and taste before adding more.
- Cruciferous Veggies – shredded cabbage, bok choy and leafy kale are all nutrient-rich containing Glucosinolates – an anti-inflammatory phytonutrient. For more cruciferous vegetables try broccoli, cauliflower, savoy cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Interesting factoid about Cruciferous also known as Cruciferae vegetables. Cruciferae comes from New Latin meaning “cross-bearing”. Next time you are making a purchase of a leafy Cruciferae take a look at the shape of their flowers. The four large outer petals where believed to resemble a cross.
Don’t stop believing that smoothies are healthy, but do realize many are high in calories, so moderation is the best way to consume your favorite blends.