A Round Up of My Favorite Healthy Smoothies

Thanks to the Nutri Bullet and my love for Pinterest, having freshly made smoothies on a whim has been my new thing. I love fresh smoothies because they are a great way to get the vitamins your body needs through fruits and veggies (esp the not so fun ones). I love them also because I can ensure I am not taking in any extra chemicals or preservatives found is store bought juices and I can easily customize it to suit my current health need.

My favorite blends are smoothies that involve a lot of berries because of their antioxidant properties. Blends like Blueberry Banana and Berry Festivals (any fruit that ends in berries). So today I share with you a roundup of my favorite smoothies. These smoothies not only give you your daily supply of vitamins but also help with healthy skin, brain function and overall energy.

Enjoy!

From top to bottom

6 powerful smoothies

1. The Brain Power Blueberry Avocado by Gimme Some Oven
2.  The Kale Oat Blueberry Smoothie by Once Upon A Recipe
3. The Green Monster Smoothie by Sing for Your Supper Blog
4. Blueberry Avocado Detox Smoothie by Jillianastasia
5. The Healthy Blueberry Smoothie by Mother Earth Living
6. The Super Smoothie by The Marathon Mom

Don’t forget to comment click the Leave A Comment link below to share your favorite healthy smoothie blends.

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Yogi-Teas

For the tea lover

Growing up Lipton tea was something my family and I drank aside from other beverages like Milo or Bournvita. Since then, tea has been a drink I love so so much no matter the time of the day.

Recently I discovered a brand of tea called Yogi Tea. They not only come in various awesome flavors but each tea bag with wonderful messages to energize your spirit, remind you to spread love to those around you and remember what life is truly about.

I love this tea so so much and went as far as creating a frame of some of the tea bags I have used.

Here are some of my favorite quotes.

yogi tea

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Apple Berry Festival

Today’s post is going to be on something more universal, something that should be part of everyone’s meal regardless of culture or origin and that is fruits!

It gets hard to always remember to have fruits after a meal so to make things easier a great option is to blend them and have as a drink. The other great thing about this method is that you can use it as a snack in between meals,  preventing you from filling yourself with junk food or other unhealthy things.

Today, I will be using the NutriBullet blender to make a drink I call the Apple Berry Festival ;). This is different from a smoothie because it is all just fruits.

Ingredients
6 Apples
15-20 Strawberries
2 handful of Blueberries
2-3 handful of Raspberries
1 Mid size bunch Seedless Red Grapes
1 Mid size bunch Seedless Green Grapes

Steps
– Wash all fruits properly in clean cool water
– Chop apples into chunks. Dispose of the seeds
– Chop strawberries also
– Flip the NutriBullet Jar and add in portions all the different fruits.

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– Add half a cup of water to enable proper blending. Cover the jar with the blade bottom & flip over.
– Insert jar into blender base, push down and turn clockwise to switch on.

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– Blend fruits tills it is smooth. Remove from blending jar and turn into a pitcher.
– Continue process till all fruits have been used up. Allow to cool in the fridge and consume within 3-5 days.

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This drink is one of the best things you can do for your body because you have a mix of great fruits that help support your immune system & helps with weight management. Did I also mention, you get glowing skin?.

Feel free to mix up the fruits used!

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Zobo Drink

Zobo as it is called in Nigeria, is a very popular drink across Africa. It is also known as Bisap in Ghana and is a very tasty and healthy drink. It is very high in vitamins and has a lot of antioxidants. Great for a hot afternoon.

Makes 1 liter.

Ingredients

  • Dry zobo leaves (dried hibiscus flowers)
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Ginger
  • Garlic

Steps

  • Put 3 hand full of zobo leaves in a clean bowl

Dry Zobo leaves

  • Wash zobo leaves briefly in water as they are usually dusty. Don’t worry about the bleeding, there is more color where that came from. Pick out any sticks or dirt that may be in it. Place in a clean pot

  • Put in 6-8 pineapple chunks, pour in 1 liter of water and cook for 5 mins

  • Add 1/2 Tsp of garlic & thinly sliced garlic (more ginger = more zesty flavor)
  • Cook for 30 mins to allow the leaves & pineapples to soften. Add more water and stir.

  • Remove from heat & allow to cool completely
  • Now take scoops of leaves & pineapples and squeeze out the juice from it, putting aside squeezed batches.
  • Seive the rest to remove all leaves.
  • Using a tight seive or a cloth, sieve again to remove fine particules
  • Add sugar or desired sweetener to taste, stir & turn into bottles or water jug then chill in fridge
  • Zobo is ready to serve

Can be served with a slice of lemon & ice cubes.

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