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31 Healthy Versions of your Favorite Comfort Foods
31 Healthy Comfort Foods
29 Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods Healthy foods you should be eating!
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How to Seed a Pomegranate | Cooking Tips
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Six meatless meals from Skinny Oven. Mmmmm, love my lean protein, but all veggie meals are awesome too!
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6 Meatless Meals - Go Ahead Veg Out! Veggie lasagna, zucchini pizza
Vegetable Lasagna. 6 Meatless Meals – I'm starting meatless Mondays in the Cregan home.
Vegetarian lasagna and other vegetarian meals
6 Meatless Meals – Go Ahead Veg Out! | vegetarian lasagna
Spinach and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe – 5 Points + - LaaLoosh
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Spinach and Cheese Enchiladas Flavorful, delicious and incredibly satisfying, these spinach and cheese enchiladas are to die for. Full of good for you cheesiness inside, and then smothered in a delicious enchilada sauce. Perfect for satisfying that Mexican food craving in a healthy way.Of course, these low calorie cheese enchiladas are still topped with enchilada sauce and shredded Mexican cheeses, but my healthier version is just 5 Points + per serving. Ingredients 10 high fiber ...
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Spinach and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe - 5 Weight Watchers Points +. Use green enchilada sauce instead...
Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Risotto
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Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Risotto
Sun-Dried-Tomato and Pesto Risotto Recipe
BUBBLE PIZZA Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Place the biscuit pieces in a greased 8 x 8 glass baking dish. Top with sauce and pepperoni, sausage, etc. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.-- very quick & very easy. A great meal my son can help make!
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Bubble pizza - I put this together this morning and kept in the fridge until dinner. My kids don't like a lot of sauce or toppings so I just spooned a little sauce over the biscuits. I baked at 375* for about 18 minutes covered with foil. Then I uncovered & baked uncovered for another 10 minutes. Easy and delicious. I will make this again but next time I will coat the bottom of the pan with garlic butter and maybe a *little less* cheese ... just so we can actually see the biscuits! ;)
Bubble Pizza- 1 can pillsbury grand biscuits, 4oz mozzarella cheese, pepperoni (substitute sausage), oregano 8x8 dish 400 degrees for 25 mins but don't add the mozz til the last 5 mins--follow me (Hannah Hunter Seagraves) for more interesting pins, I follow back!! #follow #followme #followback #pizza #bubblepizza #cheese #pepperoni #sausage #sauce #yummy #dinner
Tonight's Dinner!! BUBBLE PIZZA; preheat oven to 400, grease pan, cut canned biscuits in fourths and put in pan, cook biscuits 7min, take out and add topping/pepperoni, spread sauce on top, cook 20min, take out add cheese, cook 5 more minutes, take out of oven and cool for 5 min.
Bubble Pizza Recipe This would be fun for kids to make for dinner.
BUBBLE PIZZA Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Place the biscuit pieces in a greased 8 x 8 glass baking dish. Top with sauce and pepperoni, sausage. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from oven & sprinkle mozzarella & parmesan cheese on top. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Sprinkle with oregano and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. simple. quick & easy
Asparagus goat cheese empanadas
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Asparagus goat cheese empanadas Filling: 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup finely diced white onion, about 2 ounces or ¼ of a large white onion ½ lb of asparagus, about ½ medium sized bunch, washed and cut into 1-1 ½ inch pieces 1 cup of twice peeled fava beans, about 5 ounces 1 cup of fresh shelled green peas, about 5 ounces 4 ounces of goat cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme, can be replaced with ½ tablespoon of dried thyme Salt and pepper to taste
Asparagus goat cheese empanadas. I'll use my French pastry recipe.
Asparagus empanadas with fava beans, peas and goat cheese
Frozen peach bellini: Blend: 6 oz champagne, 1 oz peach schnapps, 1 can frozen Bacardi peach daiquiri mix and ice.
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Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato, Pine Nuts, and Basil
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Orzo with pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil
How to Quickly Defrost Meat: Our FDA-approved test kitchen trick defrosts meat in minutes (and doesn't involve the microwave). ~America's Test Kitchen
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How to Quickly Defrost Meat: Our FDA-approved test kitchen trick defrosts meat in minutes ~America's Test Kitchen
healthy kid lunch ideas
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10 Healthy lunch box ideas for under $2. Mainly for kids but there's a few i would eat
Peanut Butter and Banana Pinwheels Your kid hates crusts, meat, cheese, & all other sandwich fixings. Now what? Go a little bananas. Roll this tasty fruit into a bunch of nutty butter pinwheel bites. Just spread a little peanut butter, almond butter, or whatever gooey substance onto a wrap, add a banana, & roll away. Use a sharp knife to slice the roll into bite-sized pieces perfect for a pouty mouth. Try my homemade peanut butter recipe for something a little different. It’s less expensive.
Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas; So Healthy And Delicious!
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Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas (with homemade enchilada sauce! Also use daiya vegan cheese)
Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas (with homemade enchilada sauce!) - I made this recipe and also added bell peppers & roasted poblano peppers into the mix, and used small corn tortillas instead of large flour ones. Came out amazing!
Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas (with homemade enchilada sauce!) - I used canned corn, left out the cilantro (didn't have any), only used 3 green onions, and had to use chicken broth for the sauce. I'm keeping the enchilada sauce recipe for other meals!
Meals 8. Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas w/ homemade sauce
A new recipe for meatless Monday: Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas (with homemade enchilada sauce!)
Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas; So Healthy And Delicious! Recipe for homemade sauce, and instructions for making this a freezer meal!
50 Things to grill in foil packets...I can't wait to try some of these!
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50 Things to Grill in Foil: Food Network. Photo: Jerk Chicken Wings
50 Things to grill in foil packets. Jerk Chicken wings, garlic shrimp, paella, lemon herb chicken, chorizo and peppers, and veggies galore.
50 Things to grill in foil packets. I cant wait for grill season!
50 Things to grill in foil packets... SCORE! Lots of new foil wrapped recipes. The less dishes, the better...plus some of these are perfect for camping! Food Network
The little tips that make such a difference.
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How to Deseed Pomegranates
How to Deseed a Pomegranate- My life is a lie! I've been doing it wrong forever!
How to Deseed a Pomegranate. Personally I enjoy deseeding it by hand as I eat it because it keeps me entertained lol but if youre in a rush to eat pomegranate seeds well then here is a fast way to do it!
How to Deseed a Pomegranate- favorite fruit I never eat Bc I have been doing it all wrong!!
How to Deseed a Pomegranate Just tried this and it works! However, you need to smack multiple times with the spoon. I also found it was less messy doing this in the sink. And when I had most of the seeds out, I turned the "skin" inside out to get the last few. SO MUCH EASIER THAN WHAT I WAS DOING!
"For tips and tricks How to de-seed a pomegranate,"--ok,I an goi.g to try this,but anyone we who has tried to de seed this fruit knows it is a pain.
Avocado dressing for tacos 1 large avocado 1 Tablespoon 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1/4 extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt
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Avocado dressing for tacos 1 large avocado 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoonsm fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup greek yogurt 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1/4 extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt
Boost the protein and cut the fat by using any Greek yogurt
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Guide to using Greek yogurt as a substitute for butter, oil, sour cream, mayo or cream chees. Hmmmm....
Guide to using Greek yogurt as a substitute for butter, oil, sour cream, mayo or cream cheese. #cooking #recipe #tips #substitutes #healthy #greekyogurt #Greek #yogurt #baking #secrets
chobani greek yogurt substitution chart for recipes.
Greek Yogurt Substitution Chart. good to know!
Substitute Chobani Greek yogurt for healthier recipes. IE: 1 cup of plain yogurt is a better alternative than a calorie and fat laden cup of sour cream/! Just in time for your holiday cooking! Chobani Ingredient Conversion Chart
When you have a sweet tooth and want to stay on track, here's a nice treat. No flour OR sugar! 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup raisins (optional), 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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NoSugar Cookies... 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup raisins (optional), 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. (Dr Don Colbert)
Breakfast cookies - 3 mashed bananas (ripe), 1/3 cup apple sauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup raisins, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon. preheat oven to 350 degrees. bake for 15-20 minutes. NO SUGAR! A healthy cookie yay
Breakfast cookies - 3 mashed bananas (ripe); ⅓cup apple sauce; 2cups oats; ¼cup almond milk; ½cup raisins; 1tsp vanilla; 1tsp cinnamon. Preheat oven to 350º. bake for 15-20 minutes. NO SUGAR!
25 Most Pinned Recipes in 2012
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Closet Cooking: top recipes of 2012
25 Most Pinned Recipes in 2012: Here are the 25 most popular Closet Cooking recipes on pinterest.com! Most of them you will be familiar with but there were a few surprises in the list that keeps things interesting!
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These are the foods that should be bought organic if you have to choose, because they are highest in chemicals & pesticides. Good to pin to reference when needed.
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The Dirty Dozen! These are the foods that should be bought organic if you have to choose, because they are highest in chemicals & pesticides! Of course, it includes pretty much all my fave fruits and veggies!
Best Organic Foods - if you can buy organic for these, it's a better choice!
The Importance of Eating Organic – The Dirty Dozen that have the most chemicals on them. Buy organic. |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|
The Importance of Eating Organic – The Dirty Dozen - These are the foods that should be bought organic if you have to choose, because they are highest in chemicals & pesticides. #dirtydozen
I make this all of the time and anyone that eats it is blown away. Comfort food at it's best! So easy! Combine 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2-10.75 cans of cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup of butter (sliced) and 42 oz. of chicken broth in your crock pot. Cover cook on low for 8 hours. Add bag of egg noodles.cook for 1 more hour.
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Comfort Food when you're not feeling well! Creamy Chicken & Noodles! Combine 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 2-10.75 cans of cream of chicken soup, 1/2 cup of butter (sliced) and 42 oz. of chicken broth in your crock pot. Cover & cook on low for 8 hours. Add bag of egg noodles. cook for 1 more hour.
The people of Pinterest have spoken -- and pinned! -- and the numbers have been tallied. This best-of-the-best list has something for everyone: copycat restaurant recipes, diet-friendly dishes, easy desserts and lots of great-looking chicken dinners. How many have you made (and pinned)?
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crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Crock Pot from Food.com: This recipe was listed as one of the Top 10 Recipes on the www.recipe4living.com website for soups made in the Crock-Pot. Let's see! NOTE: Package sizes are estimated, as they were not included on the website.
A new Broccoli soup recipe to try. I am sure Alice would love this. Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup
Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup (the recipe I had didn't say green pepper, but i used california blend veggies that I'd chopped in a food processor.)
Just found GF cream of chicken soup! Great way to use it! Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Crock Pot. Listed as one of the top 10 recipes!
Easy Crockpot Broccoli Chees Soup
Jalepeno's is a popular Mexican restaurant in Houston, Texas. Their spinach enchiladas are one of the most popular entrees on their menu. This recipe was posted in the Houston Chronicle.
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Jalapeno's (Houston) Spinach Enchiladas: These are my absolute favs. The kids will love them too. Jalapenos is a popular Mexican restaurant in Houston, Texas. Their spinach enchiladas are one of the most popular entrees on their menu. This recipe was posted in the Houston Chronicle. Also cilantro cream sauce...
Jalapenos Spinach Enchiladas Jalapenos is a popular Mexican restaurant here in Houston, Texas. Their spinach enchiladas is one of the most popular entrees on their menu. This recipe was posted in the Houston Chronicle.
Smoothie recipes for everything!
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This infographic has smoothie ideas for any activity! From pre workout to post workout to weight loss to breakfast. Lots of great ideas here.
Smoothie ideas... I've been wanting to break out the blender!
healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss, pre- and post- workout, etc.
Smoothie Recipes for Everything The sweetness of your smoothie heavily depends on the ripeness of the fruit you add. If you find your smoothie needs a little more sweetness, try to avoid sugar (if you must, use brown sugar), and instead add a little honey (preferably Manuka!), cinnamon (sweetens without actually adding calories), xylitol, stevia, figs or dates. 1. PRE-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE The idea of a pre-workout snack is to make sure you have enough energy and sufficient stamina to give your workout all you’ve got. If you’re hungry, you’ll lack energy and drive, which means you won’t be exercising as hard you could. Some people can get away with exercising on an empty stomach, but if you’re the kind of person who has to eat little and often to avoid feeling faint (or road rage), you’ll definitely do well to have a little something before your workout. The ideal pre-workout snack should be easy to digest (to avoid an upset stomach during your workout) and rich in carbohydrates. Consume the smoothie at least 30 to 60 minutes before, depending on how much you’ve drunk/ how hungry you are and what’s in it. Remember, you only want to fuel up enough to bring your A-game. A pre-workout smoothie is not an excuse to down a days worth of calories from a smoothie bar. For maximum performance, keep it little and light. ½ cup frozen strawberries/ blueberries/ mixed berries ½ banana ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt ¼ cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) – enough to get your preferred consistency Ice cubes 2. POST-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE After a strenuous workout your main goal is to hydrate, replenish glycogen stores and jumpstart muscle recovery. A post-workout smoothie should be made of carbohydrates and plenty of protein; it should also be relatively easy on the digestive system and quickly processed by the body. Just like pre-workout, a post-workout smoothie is not an excuse to down a pint or two of smoothie drink – its purpose is purely functional. Be sure to drink up within 30 minutes to 2 hours after your workout. If you’ve been exercising at moderate to high intensity for longer than 60 minutes, try to re-fuel within 30 minutes. 1 dash of cinnamon (helps regulate and keep blood sugar levels steady) 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter (or almond butter) 1 medium banana (preferably frozen for extra creaminess) 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup almond milk 1 cup ice To boost nutritional content try adding a handful spinach or kale. 3. MUSCLE BUILDER Building muscle is not just about strength training, but ensuring you’re meeting your body’s nutritional needs and providing your body with sufficient protein. Research shows that consuming a protein rich smoothie post-workout can stimulate protein synthesis and muscle recovery, in other words aid muscle growth. 1 scoop chocolate whey protein 8 oz. low-fat chocolate milk 1 medium banana (frozen) Ice 4. WEIGHT LOSS SMOOTHIE The goal here is to create a smoothie packed with nutrients that is super filling, but low in calories, that you can have for breakfast or lunch. In other words, it’s not a snack (i.e. in addition to regular meals), but a meal replacement (instead of meals). To make a meal, a smoothie needs to include carbohydrates, protein and a little fat. Fat is important because helps you feel full, as does protein. 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 scoop whey protein powder ½ medium banana 1 cup frozen mixed berries ¾ cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) 3 to 5 ice cubes Mixed berries (carbohydrates) provide energy and are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and are a natural sweetener. Chia seeds are incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fat), protein antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds also contain super high levels of soluble and insoluble fiber, making them uncannily filling and a great addition to low-calorie smoothies. Filling smoothie ingredients: chia seeds, ground psyllium husks, whey protein, low-fat Greek yogurt. 5. BELLY BUSTER To make a belly-busting smoothie, add a source of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) and to aid weight loss add low-fat yogurt. Research shows that MUFAs help target belly fat, and yogurt has been shown to aid weight loss and reduce bloating (read more here). 1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA) 1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries 3/4 cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt Sources of MUFA to add to smoothies: flaxseed oil, avocado, nut butter (e.g. peanut butter, cashew butter), dark chocolate chips. 6. LOW CARB SMOOTHIE Load up on high quality protein with a carbohydrate source packed with nutrients (i.e. fruit or vegetable). To sweeten use a sweetener such as Stevia or Splenda. 1 scoop protein powder 1 cup frozen, mixed berries 1 cup cold water ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese 1 packet Splenda sugar substitute 7. METABOLISM BOOSTER This tasty smoothie is designed to be filling, nutritious and boost metabolism. The base of this smoothie is green tea, which boasts both caffeine and catechins, substances shown to speed up metabolism. This smoothie is also rich in protein, which also has metabolism boosting effects. ½ tbsp honey 1 cup mango chunks ½ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt ½ cup brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature 1 cup ice (about 6 cubes) 8. PALEO POWER This paleo friendly smoothie is filling and full of nutritional goodies. Herbal tea makes a great base as it is rich in anti-oxidants and depending on which herbal tea you choose will have specific health benefits (e.g. peppermint for digestive issues, etc). 1 scoop egg white protein powder 1 tbsp nut butter 1 cup frozen berries (mixed or otherwise) 1 cup brewed, chilled herbal tea ½ cup crushed ice 9. THE INVIGORATOR This green smoothie will energize and invigorate the senses. 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 tbsp honey (if needed) 1 handful of spinach (or other leafy greens) 1 apple 1 pear 1 ½ cups chilled ginger tea* Ice cubes Bring about 2 cups of water to the boil. Grate or slice thinly about 1” of ginger root and add to boiling water. Cover saucepan and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain. Cool. 10. BREAKFAST IN ONE Smoothies are perfect for breakfast on the go. All the goodness of a healthy breakfast in one cup. Quick cook oats and nuts help to slow down the absorption of sugar from the fruit, keeping blood sugar levels steady, and giving you more energy for longer. Yogurt and milk are rich in protein, which makes this smoothie filling. The fruit are a source of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and carbohydrates, making the smoothie nutritious and energizing. ¼ cup quick cook oats (not instant) ¼ cup nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pecans) 1 ripe banana 1 cup frozen fruit (mango, blackcurrants, or strawberries) 2 ½ tbsp low-fat yogurt 1 cup of milk (skim/ soy/ almond) 11. KOFFEE KICK Wake up with this delicious blend. ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 frozen banana ¾ cup frozen low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 cup chilled strong black coffee 12. HANGOVER HERO This smoothie is a meal in a glass and packed with nutrients to make up a little for last nights indulgences. Banana provides energy, ginger will help settle the stomach and help with nausea. Yogurt helps to soothe the digestive tract. Pomegranate juice super nutritious and contains high levels antioxidants. If you don’t have Pomegranate juice to hand, try cranberry or blueberry juice. Alternatively, add a cup of frozen mixed berries. Nut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats, which will help you feel full and provide lasting energy. 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 – 2 teaspoons almond butter 1 banana ½ cup low-fat yogurt ½ cup Pomegranate juice Ice cubes 13. SLEEP INDUCER Is there anything worse than laying in bed trying to sleep, concentrating on trying to sleep, and thus not getting to sleep at all? You can’t mentally force yourself to sleep (a self-defeating effort); but you can physiologically. To that end, this smoothie is made up of foods (banana, peanut butter, milk) that contain tryptophan, a sleep-promoting substance, which is converted to serotonin or melatonin. This smoothie is also rich in carbs and calcium, which intensify the effect of tryptophan. Cherries contain melatonin and bananas are a great source of potassium and magnesium, which are natural muscle relaxants. 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 tbsp sesame seeds ¼ cup pitted cherries ½ banana 1 cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) Ice cubes 14. THE CHILLAXER Sit back and chillax. Enough for two – or just one. 1 dash nutmeg 1 splash vanilla extract 1 tbsp honey 1⁄4 cup ground almonds 2 ripe bananas (preferably frozen for extra creaminess) ½ cup vanilla yogurt ¼ cup chilled chamomile tea (a calming tea) ¼ cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) Ice cubes 15. STOMACH SOOTHER This all-rounder will address all manner of digestive woes. Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which has a soothing effect on the stomach and aids protein digestion. Ginger tackles nausea and fights flatulence. The probiotics in yogurt help increase friendly bacteria in your digestive tract, aiding digestion and reducing air. This smoothie is also rich in fiber. Fiber helps move food through the digestive tract, cleaning it out and removing toxins from the body. 1 tbsp ground flax seed 1 tsp sliced ginger 1 cup frozen sliced peaches 1 cup peeled, seeded, cubed papaya 1 medium pear, cubed, skin optional 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt 6 ice cubes 16. THE DETOXER The Detoxer looks just like a regular fruit smoothie, pinky red and smooth. It is in fact loaded with the goodness of beetroot and carrot, which are detox favorites. Beetroot boasts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties and carrots are rich in anti-oxidants. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, while apples and pears are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Spirulina is a super concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. 1 tsp spirulina (optional) 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 sweet apple 1 ripe pear 1 beet* 1 carrot* Ice *Steam carrot and beet until just about tender (approx 10-15 minutes). Cool. 17. SKIN SMOOTHER Just as weight loss is a combination of diet and exercise, so is great skin a product of good skincare and nutrition. This skin-smoothing smoothie is rich in anti-aging vitamin E, sun-damage-fighting healthy fats, collagen-boosting vitamin C, and wrinkle-reducing oleic acid from wheat germ, flaxseed, berries and avocado respectively. 2 tbsp ground flax seed 1 cup blueberries 1 cup pitted cherries ½ cup strawberries ¼ avocado ½ cup low-fat yogurt Ice cubes 18. IMMUNE BOOSTER Boost your immune system and beat the cold and flu season with this smoothie loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C from mango, cantaloupe, and pineapple, as well as almonds and almond milk, which are packed with zinc, an immune system booster. 1/3 cup ground almonds 1 cup chopped cantaloupe ½ cup cubed pineapple, fresh or canned 1 Banana 1 cup peeled, pitted, cubed mango ½ cup unsweetened almond milk Ice cubes CORE SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS Below are the building blocks of any healthy smoothie. These core ingredients don’t just look pretty or taste awesome, but offer significant health & fitness benefits. Yogurt is packed with protein, calcium and tummy friendly probiotics. Go low-fat & Greek. Full fat yogurt is high in calories. Greek yogurt is high in protein & low in carbs. To up the protein content of any smoothie, try adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt or silken tofu. Milk is another great source of protein, calcium & other nutrients. Go for skim milk. Can’t tolerate it? Try soy, rice or almond milk. Whey protein is an awesome means of boosting the protein content of a smoothie & also make it more filling. It’s a no-brainer for low-calorie smoothies. And of course, ideal post-workout. Fat has got a bad rap. But there are healthy fats that the body needs. Also, fat helps you feel full. Zero-fat foods are not filling. Your body needs fat to absorb important nutrients. Sources of healthy fats: fish oil, avocado, nuts, flaxseeds, peanut butter & more. Also, choose low-fat milk and yogurt, instead of the nonfat variety. Rich in potassium, vitamin B6& other nutrients bananas are filling, add sweetness, the mild taste means they go with almost everything & it’s rich consistency binds the ingredients in smoothies together. Berries are an antioxidant powerhouse, chock full of vitamin C & phytochemicals, conferring a plethora of health benefits. Naturally sweet & available fresh or frozen. Tea is a healthy & tasty way to customize a smoothie. Green tea, Rooibos, peppermint, etc. confer different health benefits. Try fresh-brewed tea, tea ice cubes or tea powders. What’s a smoothie if not cold & smooth? Use plain ol’ H2O or freeze fruit juice, green juice, tea, coffee, yogurt or milk. Also, try freezing bananas for extra creaminess.
brillant!!! "Cream of Something" substitute for all those recipes that call for condensed "cream of" soups. Sorry Campbells, I won't need you anymore. Or your high prices. Or your high salt & fat content.