acai banana smoothie

A Dairy-Free Acai-Banana Almond Smoothie

I must be honest: I have had a love-hate relationship with acai since I first discovered it.  The last time I posted an acai smooth bowl, I used an acai powder concentrate: the flavor was strong and long-lasting, but it worked for what I was trying to accomplish.  I have recently made some smoothies with […]

matcha smoothie

Matcha Smoothie

Happy New Year!  As much as I love and welcome the festive holiday season, I am always ready for January 1.  First of all, the holidays are exhausting.  Secondly, despite my best efforts, chances are I have indulged a bit more than anticipated. In fairness, we all have–and that’s ok. With the New Year comes […]

superfood smoothie

Superfood Smoothie

Does anyone feel tired today?  I call this a superfood smoothie and it may be just what you need.  Some believe the term “superfood” is just a marketing gimmick.  Others claim that superfoods are unusually healthful and may even help with some medical conditions.  I believe in moderation of almost everything.  Even if a given fruit […]

Blueberry-banana walnut smoothie

Blueberry-Banana Walnut Smoothie

I came up with this blueberry-banana walnut smoothie with my older son in mind.  He, like me, avoids the super sweet smoothies, favoring ones like this instead. This smoothie recipe has some power to it, loaded with protein, fiber, and antioxidant power.  The three key ingredients here are blueberries, banana, and walnuts–the perfect trifecta in […]

mango-pineapple protein smoothie

Mango-Pineapple Protein Smoothie

This mango-pineapple protein smoothie is a must-try for kids and adults.  Mangos, the “the king of fruits,” is a member of the drupe family, a type of plant food in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (or pit) with a seed inside.  Olives and dates are also drupes.  Mangos can range in color, […]

blueberry-cherry powerhouse antioxidant smoothie

Blueberry-Cherry Powerhouse Antioxidant Smoothie

This is a blueberry-cherry powerhouse antioxidant smoothie and it is delicious. It’s summer and everyone should eat more blueberries and cherries, but not just because they are fresh and plentiful.  Often referred to as a “superfood,” blueberries are low in calories and incredibly good for you, more than people truly realize.  They are considered to […]

Açaí bowl

Acai Bowl

Updated Recipe] This updated recipe uses frozen Açaí puree as it is now more readily available than the powder. In the world of breakfast bliss, few delights rival the vibrant allure of an Açaí smoothie bowl. Bursting with antioxidants and flavor, this Brazilian superfood has taken the culinary world by storm and shows no sign […]

strawberry smoothie

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberries are one of the first summer fruits to ripen. They are also my favorite. The most cultivated berry in the country, strawberries are grown in every state, with the majority coming from California and Florida.  The long growing season runs from January through November.  But peak strawberry season is April through June, so don’t […]

Breakfast Protein Shake

My Favorite Breakfast Protein Shake

Smoothies (a category that includes protein shakes) are thick beverages made from blended raw fruit or vegetables with other ingredients such as water, ice, dairy products, or sweeteners.  I was late to the smoothie fad.  While smoothies were popular in the early 1990s, they have been around a lot longer than that, in particular on the […]

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