Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Delicious Herbal Smoothies

Hello and welcome to today's post!

Today I am going to finish sharing herbal smoothies, like I was supposed to yesterday; I had a last minute addition for "Featured Artist Tuesday. So keep reading for some delicious recipes.

~Peace~




5 More Healthy Delicious Herbal Smoothies



Lean Green Smoothie ( weight loss )~After a long cold winter, and treat filled holidays, you may be thinking of getting back on the weight loss track, this recipe is loaded with water-packed foods that are low in sugar and boosts the metabolism with a serving of green tea:
  • 1 seedless cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup honeydew melon balls, frozen
  • 1 cup green tea, chilled
  • 1 handful mint leaves, chopped
Add to the blender the cucumber and melon balls, then pour in the green tea. Top with the mint and blend. Enjoy!



Purple Passion Smoothie ( heart health )~Red wine, dark colored grapes, even grape juice are known to protect the heart. Get seedless grapes to avoid a gritty texture. The silken variety of tofu blends quite well with the other ingredients.
  • 2 cups seedless concord grapes ( add ice if using non-frozen fruit )
  • 1 cup passion fruit juice
  • 1 cup silken tofu
Blend all until smooth, enjoy!



Citrus Cooler (mental focus)~Inhaling the scent of lemons stimulate our brainwaves, aiding our concentration. In aromatherapy, basil is also used for mental focus. This is a great smoothie to drink before a big exam or an important project:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful lemon basil
  • 2 cups sorbet
Add lemon basil to boiling water and let steep for five minutes. Strain and chill the liquid. Add basil water to a blender and top with lemon sorbet. Blend until smooth.



Relaxation Smoothie (stress relief )~In aromatherapy, lavender is one of the toughest stress-relieving herbs. This smoothie hits the spot after a hot relaxing shower:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lavender buds
  • 1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut length-wise
Simmer water and add lavender buds. Steep for five minutes, do not boil. Remove from heat, strain and chill the liquid. Add frozen yogurt to blender. Scrape vanilla from the pod and toss into blender. Add lavender water and pulse until smooth.



Very Berry Smoothie (disease fighter )~This smoothie combats many illnesses, including cancer, with a full day's  supply of fruit and a great boost of antioxidants:
  • 1/2 cup frozen black cherries
  • 1/2 cup frozen boysenberries
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
Blend all ingredients until slushy. Add extra juice if needed.




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