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Healthy Smoothies! There is nothing more refreshing than a homemade smoothie or juice as a healthful snack. Juicing in particular helps to extract all the nutrients from fresh produce and is a wonderful way of upping your fruits and veggies consumption.

Drink up!



Refreshing Fruit Blend

Makes 1 cup

1                             carrot, washed

1                              pear, cored and quartered

1                              apple, cored and halved


  1. Using a juice extractor, process carrot, pear and apple. Stir in ¼ cup water, mixing well. Serve immediately.


Stomach-Aid Juice

Makes 1 ½ cups

The licorice flavour of raw fennel may not be your cup of tea, so try it in juice instead. Fennel is a wonderful digestive aid and helps extinguish the fire of heartburn.

4                              carrots

1                              apple, cored and halved

1                              piece fennel bulb (approx. 3 inches)


  1. Using a juice extractor, process carrots, apple and fennel. Serve immediately.


Berry Cherry Smoothie

Makes 1 ½  cups

2                           ice cubes

½ cup                    blueberries

½ cup                    sliced strawberries

¼ cup                    sliced pitted cherries

¼ cup                    skim milk, or almond milk


  1. In a blender, blend ice cubes, blueberries, strawberries, cherries and milk until smooth. Serve immediately.


Sunset Smoothie

Makes 1 ½  cups

A little taste of paradise in a glass.

4                           strawberries, sliced

1                           papaya, peeled and seeded

½ cup                    skim milk or almond milk

2 tsp                      liquid honey


  1. In a blender, blend strawberries, papaya, milk and honey until smooth. Serve immediately.


Grocery List:

Be sure to take this grocery list with you when you head to the store.


  • Strawberries
  • Papaya
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Fennel


  • Skim milk
  • Almond milk


  • Liquid honey



These recipes were adapted from “Chronic Heartburn: Managing Acid Reflux and GERD Through Understanding, Diet and Lifestyle” by Lisa Marie Brennan (nee Ruffolo) and Barbara E. Wendland.


  1. […] Nutritious breakfast smoothies are a great way to incorporate fruits and vegetables to your diet. It’s also beneficial for your elderly loved ones who have trouble chewing. These nutritionally dense smoothies contain the fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals you need. All you have to do is blend a handful of greens (spinach, kale, arugula, celery, etc.) along with your choice of fruit (banana, mango, berries, kiwi, etc.). […]

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