Keeping with my new year’s resolutions, I am a smoothie inventing machine. I just start mixing and matching fruits and flavors. Sometimes I like what I make, but sometimes I like it a LOT!!!! Here is another favorite combination…
STRAWBERRY, PINEAPPLE AND ORANGE SMOOTHIE
2 fresh pineapple slices
1 cup orange juice
½ cup plain yogurt
1 tbs agave nectar
3 ice cubes
- Blend everything in a blender or your Magic Bullet…
You can certainly add any supplement like ground flaxseeds, raw oatmeal or bee pollen.
As a New Year’s resolution I vowed to eat healthier… and making sure I eat my servings of fruit a day is certainly part of it.
I love the Tropical Cream Supreme combination from the Orange Juluis. To be honest, I don’t even know if this fast food joint still exists out there. Possibly I should Google it. But I know these flavors are part of my growing up. But sometimes, we need to change things up…
So here is my updated version of the Tropical Creme Supreme and it’s become my new favorite breakfast smoothie.
UPDATED TROPICAL CREAM SUPREME BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE
¼ cup frozen mango
½ cup plain yogurt
1 cup passion fruit juice
A squirt of agave nectar or honey
1 tbs of ground flaxseed
- Blend all the ingredients in your blender or Magic Bullet.
- Serve cold.
We had a great season for mango’s this year and we froze a lot of it for out-of-season enjoyment.
Mangos and strawberries pair very well together… and ripe mangos provide a touch of tropical goodness to any breakfast smoothie. This has been my smoothie of choice for the last few weeks.
Hope you enjoy it as well…
MANGO STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
1 cup of mango pieces
½ cup of strawberries
½ cup pineapple or orange juice
½ cup water
2 tbs plain yogurt
1 tbs agave nectar
4-5 ice cubes – I use these if the fruits are fresh and not frozen
- In a blender mix together all ingredients…
Enjoy all its deliciousness. It’s tangy and sweet all at the same time… you don’t taste the pineapple at all, but if in a pinch, you can use only water.
During my recent trip to Las Vegas I learned the Italian word for sorbet… SORBETO. Kind of funny because in Spanish, or at least here in Puerto Rico, “sorbeto” is what we call a drinking straw.
People at the Yoga Center go crazy for ice creams or frozen desserts of any kind. They’re a nice welcome change from the traditional cake they usually serve. And me, I’m not the cake-lover type. I rather eat a cookie or an ice cream any day before I crave a slice of cake.
So for our Italian Dinner at the Yoga Center I was asked to help out, specifically with desserts… who doesn’t like ice creams, no?? But to make it easy on me I decided to make a very traditional and natural SORBETO. I made a HUGE batch of this, but let’s just scale it down as if I was making it for a dinner party at home…
4 cups frozen strawberries
4 tbs of agave nectar
Yep… that’s it. 2 ingredients. That’s why its soooooo good.
- Cut the strawberries in quarters, it’ll be easier for the food processor to puree them. Place the cut strawberries in a food processor as you cut them.
- Drizzle the agave nectar over the cut berries.
- Pulse a few times to get the berries going. Process until the berries turn into a slushy puree. Transfer to a glass or plastic container and freeze until ready to serve.
This is soooo refreshing on a hot Summer afternoon…
It’s summertime… and coming out of a retreat where I have not eaten cooked foods for the last 6 days, I am still not ready to cook anything complicated again. Although, I would eat anything and everything being from the latest Vegetarian Times Magazine issue… no kidding.
I never have the time or energy to make a fruit salad just for me… I always mean to eat fruit salads for breakfast, yet I only get to really do this when I travel. I usually make do with making myself fruit smoothies. But yesterday, we raided Costco and got a variety of fresh fruits – peaches, strawberries, blueberries and green seedless grapes.
A nice fruit salad for breakfast was exactly what my stomach was craving. So I have to take a chance while the fruits are fresh and in season, no??
ACID FRUIT SALAD 2
A handful of blueberries
About 10 grapes
A squirt of agave nectar
- Clean well all the fruits and peel them if you prefer. I peeled the peach…
- Mix them all together in a nice pretty bowl and drizzle the agave nectar on top.