The days of complicated smoothies are dead,well at least over this side. I don’t enjoy my smoothies with an over load of protein powders and so called supper foods in them. I prefer to drink something that is delicious but simple in flavors. Who’s with me ?
I adapted this recipe from an ice cream papaya smoothie that I did a while ago. I figured if it worked as an ice-cream, it would work as a smoothie. I was so right. Papaya does something to all the other ingredients when blended. It makes everything this tastes so creamy and the flavor is super delicious.
I hated the flavor and smell of papaya growing up. I mean when my mother would open one up it would really turn me off. However now I can eat one whole one in one sitting.
Papaya are sweet and have a hint of caramel flavor to them. That is what makes them so irresistible. Did you know that papaya helps you loose weight,fight cancer and also regulates your menstrual cycle ? It is really a supper food all in of itself.
So give this smoothie a try. I also enclosed a video showing you how I made it.
Tropical Dream Smoothie
Blend well in a food processor or blender and enjoy.
One can of soda has the equivalent of not two, not five, but TEN teaspoons of sugar. So if you’re a person that needs to monitor your blood sugar levels constantly, or you want to prevent developing diabetes, you should avoid soda at all costs.
Have you ever heard of phosphoric acid? Doesn’t sound good right? Well soda contains it and you’re right, it’s not good. It can inhibit your body’s normal functions such as absorbing calcium that could eventually lead to problems like osteoporosis and slowing digestion. How do we get the same great taste of soda without the potential problems that come along with it? Make your own!
I decided to make a homemade Sprite recipe because I didn’t feel like taking in all of the harmful ingredients that are found in this popular soda drink. Sprite contains high fructose corn syrup,sodium benzoate and no lemon or lime.
For this recipe I used fresh squeezed lemons which infused a lot of health benefits into this drink. Lemons are great for your heart,studies have shown that a diet rich is vitamin C help to prevent sicknesses like heart disease and stroke. Two chemicals in lemon also have been shown to lower cholesterol.
This recipe literally takes minutes to prepare and the health benefits will last you a lifetime if you make it everyday.
Vegan Homemade Sprite
A delicious cold,frothy drink that has tremendous health benefits.
What’s for dinner tonight? Look no further than the recipe below! Caribbean meatballs with quinoa and rice is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. The meal is packed with protein from the lentils,sunflower seeds and quinoa. Did you know that one cup of quinoa has eight grams of protein?
And don’t worry about blandness, the combined ingredients like habanero pepper, garlic,thyme and onion will satisfy the taste buds. The key to this recipe is the sauce. You’ll notice the recipe requires two teaspoons of Gravy Master. Think of Gravy Master like salt; it enhances natural flavors, but without the sodium overload worries. Gravy Master is compiled of sugar, vinegar and spices to simulate a meat-infused flavor. So if you just became a vegan and are craving the now-forbidden plethora of meats, Gravy Master will alleviate the transition! The meatless meatballs (I know, total oxymoron) will have a very similar texture as beef meatballs if you cook it correctly following the below directions.
Make dinner a family affair. Get the kids to help you roll the meatballs while you educate them on the health benefits of this wonderful meal!
Quinoa and Rice
Have you ever wondered why healthy drinks hardly ever taste good ? Well look no further then this easy vegan drink recipe. I created it because I was tired of drinking my lemon water straight in the mornings. It was a little to harsh for my system to take.
I had raspberries and blackberries on hand so I decide to mix these two fruits together with the lemon. It worked out perfectly. This drink came out sweet,tart and full of fruity flavor.
Let’s get into the health benefits of lemon and how to prepare it in a way that’s supper healthy and get’s you all of the health benefits.
When lemon enters your system it becomes alkaline helping to make you healthier.
Your liver loves lemon; it acts as a powerful detoxifier especially when you drink it in the morning.
It also provides your cells with a ton of energy. I can attest to this because when I drink lemon I feel so upbeat and alert.
The way to get all of the health benefits of lemon is to wash the lemon,zest the rind,juice them and then slice them up and add them to a large pitcher with water.
This drink is great to give to kids because the color is so bright and inviting. They won’t know that they’re drinking something healthy. It also helps that this drink tastes like a now&later candy.
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Double Berry Lemonade