Recipe of The Month - March 2011

Strengthen your immune system with smoothies this spring

A meal in a glass.. now that is easy! I am sure you have all made a smoothie before, but we are taking it to a whole new level for spring time rejuvenation!

Below are 3 examples of great immune boosting smoothies that can help clean out the body from the indulgence and hibernation of the winter and get ready for the hot summer time!

Ingredients:

Any, all or some of these wonderful ingredients will have you well on your way to feeling strong and energized for the great weather of spring and summer.

In my opinion a healthy smoothie should focus on 3 aspects: Flavor, Consistency and Nutrients.

For flavor:

Bananas, berries, avocado, honey, juices (fruit and veggie).

Consistency:

Yogurt, cow's or nut milks, frozen yogurt, tofu, juices (fruit and veggie).

Nutrients:

Peanut butter (any nut or nut butter will work great), bee pollen, green powders (spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass etc.) hemp protein powder, pumpkin puree, tofu, flax or any seed, brewers yeast, spinach or other greens, herbal tea decoction, herbal powders, ginger, cooked quinoa, juices (fruit and veggie).

Allergy Support Smoothie

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ginger 1 inch slice (juice, powder or very finely minced or brew up a cup of tea then add it in)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon local bee pollen
  • a heaping spoonful of local honey

Add more fruit or yogurt to your desired consistency. Blend, stick a straw in it, take down the antioxidant goodness.

Women's Support Smoothie

  • 1-2 cups strawberries and raspberries
  • 4-6 ounces of silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • ½ tablespoon brewers yeast
  • almond milk as needed for consistency

Fresh and smooth to support your monthly cycle.

Sweet Endurance Smoothie

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • handful of almonds
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp protein powder
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • almond milk for consistency

Sweet and packed full of protein.