Tropical Trio Smoothie


Dreaming that you’re in the tropics and sipping away at some fruity tropical concoction? You can make this at home, and it’s a healthy vegan version too with this tropical trio smoothie! Not only is it super tasty but the high levels of vitamin E in the almond milk also make your skin more elastic and keep it looking youthful.

What You’ll Need:

  • Half a ripe mango, only the flesh, frozen
  • About half a cup fresh pineapple chunks, frozen
  • Half a cup banana, sliced and frozen
  • Half a cup to a full cup of almond milk (or soy milk, or whatever milk you prefer).
  • A dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Fruit slices or a stick of cinnamon for garnish (optional too)

Let’s Visit the Tropics with This Sunny Fruit Smoothie!

1. Gather all the ingredients. The beauty of this smoothie is you can definitely make pre-made individual servings by freezing the fruits in small Ziploc bags, ready for your use whenever you want!
2. To make the smoothie, simply place the banana slices, the mango, the pineapple chunks, and milk in a blender.
3. Blend everything together until smooth. You may add more milk if the smoothie is too thick for your liking. You may also add some cinnamon at this point
4. Pour unto serving cups or glass and garnish with fruit slices or a cinnamon stick
5. Enjoy!...    [Read More]

Berry Powerful Smoothie


If you love berries and love getting your protein in your smoothie as well, this recipe is for you! This blend of 2 popular berries, protein-rich silken tofu, and minerals-loaded banana will keep you full for hours. It’s also packed with antioxidants which fight both the visible and internal signs of aging. The recipe is enough for 2 as well, so it’s great for sharing!

What You’ll Need:

  •  Quarter cup of liquid of your choice, could be water, milk, almond milk, apple juice, or orange juice (not shown.
  • 1 cup silken tofu (not to be confused with the tofu for stir-fries)
  • 1 cup frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen bananas

Let’s Whip Up Some Delicious Smoothie!

1. Prepare the ingredients by cleaning the fruits and freezing them. Take out of the freezer at least 15 minutes before making the smoothie.
2. To create this mouth-watering concoction, simply add all the ingredients to a blending bullet or a blender and blend away. You may add a little bit more liquid if the smoothie is too thick for your liking.
3. Pour into 2 serving glasses. The recipe makes about a liter of smoothie, enough for 2 big servings that’s filling enough for a full meal! Hint: Call this breakfast in a cup....    [Read More]

Apple Papaya Smoothie Video Recipe


Who would have thought that these two fruits would make for a great combination? Sweet and tart apples mixed with juicy papaya in a base of almond milk and silken tofu makes for a protein-rich smoothie that’s full of fruity goodness! The apple contains skin boosting enzymes that will help you maintain a youthful appearance while the papaya contains vitamins that nourish and tone the skin.

What You’ll Need:

  • Half a medium-size apple, cored, sliced, and frozen
  • About half a cup papaya chunks, frozen
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • Half a cup silken tofu (not to be mistaken with firm tofu)
  • Sweet Basil or mint leaves plus a stick of cinnamon for presentation purposes (optional)

Let’s Blend Up This Fruity Smoothie!

1. The ingredients for this apple papaya smoothie is best prepared either the day before or at least 4 hours before to freeze up the fruits so there would be no need to water down the smoothie with some ice. If this is not an option, limit the ice to just half a cup or about 4 cubes because the silken tofu and the fruits’ flesh will be enough to help thicken the smoothie.
2. When ready for your smoothie, simply place all the ingredients in a blending cup or blender.
3. Pulse away until smooth. The consistency should be like yogurt.
4. Transfer to a serving glass and garnish to make the smoothie look festive. With garnish or not, this smoothie is a sure win!
5. Serves 1 person as a meal, can be shared for snacks. Enjoy!...    [Read More]

5 Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

Spinach And Apple SmoothieGreen smoothies are not only full of health benefits, but can taste great too. Some of the benefits of green smoothies include increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as being a natural way to lose weight. It can be difficult to fit in the recommended servings of five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but a green smoothie every day can be a quick and convenient way to have a variety of healthy foods in your diet. Green smoothies provide nutrition, vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy carbohydrates, fiber and are low in fat. Here are a few green smoothie ideas to get you started.

  1. Lime, Mango, Collard Greens Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Two tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Two cups collard greens or spinach (chopped and stems)
  • One and a half cups of frozen mango
  • One cup of grapes (green)

Directions

Mix lime juice, half a cup of water, collard greens, grapes and mangoes together in a blender. Puree for around one minute (until smooth) and add water to reach the consistency that is desired.

Clean Eating: Sticking Lemon Chicken

Sticky Lemon ChickenThis recipe is delicious! Especially when it’s paired with brown rice and steamed veggies. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 large chicken, jointed into 8–10 pieces  (you can also use a package of thighs)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1 head of garlic, halved horizontally
A few thyme sprigs
Generous splash of apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp honey
1 lemon, finely sliced (ideally with a mandolin)
Handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions:
1. Season the chicken joints with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. (I added about a tablespoon of real butter too)

Basil-and-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Basil-and-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I love stuffed chicken breasts and this one is amazing. Imagine the taste of fresh basil, melted Parmesan cheese, and lemon – Mmmm! Try out this recipe and pair it with a side salad or some steamed veggies for a healthy, delicious meal.

Recipe and image credit belong to Fitness Magazine

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins
Grill 25 mins to 30 mins

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil...    [Read More]