healthy smoothies

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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.

Produce:

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

Dairy:

  • Skim milk
  • Almond milk

Other:

  • 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.

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