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Mango Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

6 Mar

This is kinda like a Mango Lassi, but with more fruits which makes it perfect for a breakfast drink. I am trying my best to keep my new year’s resolution of eating more fruits each day.

Mango Strawberry Smoothie 2


½ banana
4 strawberries
2 fresh pineapple rings
1/2 cup mango nectar
1/2 cup water
½ cup plain yogurt
1 tbs agave nectar
1 tbs ground flaxseeds
4 ice cubes
  1. Blend well in a blender… That’s all to it.

What are your favorite fruit combinations???

Strawberry, Pineapple and Orange Smoothie

25 Feb

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…

Smoothie Collage


2 fresh pineapple slices
4 strawberries
½ banana
1 cup orange juice
½ cup plain yogurt
1 tbs agave nectar
3 ice cubes


  1. Blend everything in a blender or your Magic Bullet…


You can certainly add any supplement like ground flaxseeds, raw oatmeal or bee pollen.


Updated Tropical Cream Supreme Breakfast Smoothie

23 Jan

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


1 banana
4 strawberries
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
  1. Blend all the ingredients in your blender or Magic Bullet.
  2. Serve cold.

Piña Colada Smoothie

28 Nov

Piña Coladas are the quintessential Caribbean drink… Wanna make them even more nutritious??? Let’s take the flavors and make it into a smoothie, perfectly suitable for a breakfast drink.


1 banana
½ cup pineapple, cut into cubes
½ cup vanilla yogurt
2 tbs cream of coconut – I use Coco López
1 tsp ground flaxseeds
2 -3 ice cubes
About ½ cup Water or pineapple juice – enough to make the mixture blend well in the blender.


This is a recipe for one smoothie… I blend it all in my Magic Bullet.

  1. Mix all the ingredients well in a blender.
  2. Serve immediately.
  3. Garnish with a piece of fresh pineapple, but this is completely optional.


Pumpkin Juice vs. Butter Beer

30 Oct

Last Summer I had the chance to visit Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. This was my first visit and I went expressly because I wanted to visit the Wizarding World of Happy Potter. I have been a huge fan since the first book was published. I even got my mom and several girls from the Yoga Center on into the saga.


I was not interested in any other part of the park… I left my dear friend Aniette and her kids behind so I could enter and enjoy every bit of nook and cranny of the Harry Potter section of the park. It was literally magical to enter into Hogsmeade and seeing the Hogwarts castle from afar.

And right at the entrance of Hogsmeade is the Butter Beer and Pumpkin Juice cart. We HAD to try these beverages and check out for ourselves what Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the students at Hogwarts loved so much about these.

Butter Beer is served on “tap” in either frozen or over ice versions. We wanted the over ice because we were told we would enjoy its flavors more and we would get more ButterBeer for our money.  Pumpkin Juice is sold in prepackaged bottles right off the cart.

The Butterbeer tasted like cream soda with a thick layer of whipped cream on top. It was sweet, bubbly, refreshing, and very worth the time we stood in line to buy it. The pumpkin juice tasted like a very sweet mulled apple cider with spicy punches of cloves and cinnamon. Maybe too sweet and spicy for my taste.

I very much preferred Butter Beer over the Pumpkin Juice.  I wish I had had a few extra Butter Beers instead of shelling what I paid for the fancy bottle of the Pumpkin Juice.

Have you had the chance to try them both??? What are your thoughts?? Which one is your favorite??


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