If you know me just a little bit, my grandkids are my heart’s joy. I love cooking, baking and going on adventures with them. They both love to be in the kitchen with me, just like my boys, when they were kids. Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I am sure we will be coming up with some yummy, healthy treats, but until then enjoy Naleyla’s Mango Blueberry Smoothie and Gigi’s Peanut Butter and Dark Choclate Popsicles recipe. Remember to Set the Table with Love. Naleyla’s Mango and BlueberrySmoothie1 cup mangoes, chopped1/2 cup frozen blueberries1 cup organic orange juiceAnd a pinch of cinnamonAdd to a blender. Blend and enjoy.Serves 2 happy grandbabies.Gigi’s Peanut Butter and DarkChocolate Chunk popsicles2 cups of Plain Greek Yogurt1/4 cup Georgia Grinder Peanut Butter(I used their Cinnamon Vanilla PecanPeanut Butter)2 tbsps Xoccoalt dark chocolate baror any good dark chocolate bar,chopped into nice chunkspopsicle sticksMakes 9-12 popsicles, based on thesize of your popsiscle moldsDIRECTIONS:In a food processor or blender combine yogurt and peanutbutter until smooth.Add chunks of dark chocolate and toss them into the mix.Add the mix into popsicles molds and add dark chocolateshaving on top of the mixture.Place in freezer. Allow to set for about 8-10 minutesbefore placing drift wood sticks or popsicle sticks. Onceset, add in popsicle stick. Freeze over night.Allow to thaw just a bit, about 1-2 minutes and removefrom molds and enjoy.
I am in love with Go Raw foods. I discovered their sprouted watermelon seed and how much vegan protein you can get from these little seed is amazing, just one ounce of these little babies will give you 11 grams of protein with only 4 grams of carbohydrates, say yes, please and thank you!!
Here’s the facts:
1 cup of dried seeds containing 30.6g, but I would suggest that because watermelon seeds are high in calories. A cup of watermelon seeds in about 600 calories, but this recipe only call for 1 oz. which is only a 170 calories.
Also, watermelon seeds are also loaded with several of the B vitamins. The American Cancer Society reports that B vitamins are necessary for converting food into energy and other important bodily functions.
Well this morning I made this amazing smoothie and did not want use any of my protein powder, so I used the seeds instead.
I am ready to go on my walk and do a little yoga. My son’s are killing me with their work out plan and getting all ripped. Mama got catch up.
Peach Mango Smoothie
1 cup of frozen mangos
1 cup of non dairy milk
1 oz of watermelon seeds by Go RAW
Throw it all in a blender and let it rip. Enjoy!
I love Instagram! I love looking at all the wonderfully creative ideas everyone is sharing about Raw, Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine. It is so inspiring on my journey of eating more healthier each and every day.
I enjoy making smoothie bowls for breakfast and for dessert. It is supper easy. All you do is make your favorite smoothie mix. I like adding a vegan protein powder to my smoothie mix. My favorite is Vega One, their smoothie mixes are packed with vegan protein, greens and so much nutrition. I add this to my smoothie, which usually consist of some type of fruit.
The picture below is my Mango Smoothie bowl.
1 1/2 cup frozen mangos chunks
1 to 1 1/2 cup non ~ dairy milk
1 scoop Vanilla Flavor Vega One smoothie drink mix.
cut fruit, goji berries and coconut flakes.
You can add whatever you like. If you want to have fun with this make a nice Smoothie Bar. All you have to do do is make a base of your favorite flavored smoothie. Keep it simple, the toppings will give you all the different flavors. You can chop up kiwi, bananas, mangos, apples, add cacao bits, coconut flakes, dried fruits and your favorite nuts and seeds. Add these to individual bowls. Give each person a bowl full of the smoothie base and let them add whatever fits their fancy. The fun part is all the different combinations everyone will come up with. You want to make your smoothie a little thick and make sure you use frozen fruit, to give it a thickness. TIPS: Smoothie bowls can melt quickly, so a good idea is to add the smoothie to each bowl and allow to set in the freezer for a few minutes so it can slightly solidify not freeze.
I love making my smoothies in the morning and also juicing, but it’s not just to feel good and have lots of energy. You can purpose your juicing and smoothie making, by just adding the right combinations for fruits, vegetable and herbs to help with specific health issues. Always talk to your Physician before starting any new diet plan, everything that is good is not always good for everyone.
These three juice recipes are for helping you lose weight.
I drink about one or two of these a day. One for breakfast and one as my mid day snack.
I hope you enjoy these smoothies and juice recipes as you are on your journey to better health.
Berry Pineapple Smoothie or Juice
1 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup raspberries
2 sprigs of parsley ( but not if you are pregnant or have kidney problems)
1 cup chopped pineapples
1 scoop of Vegan protein powder mix
If juicing add all the fruit and parsley to the juice. Whisk and pour in a glass and Enjoy.
If making a smoothie, add all ingredients into a blender, Vitamix or Ninja. Blend and Enjoy.
Carrot, Apple and Celery ( juice)
1 medium apples
2 stalks celery
Melons and Pineapples
1 cup watermelons, chopped
1 cup pineapples, chopped
1/2 cup cantaloupe
1 thumb size piece of ginger
Using a juicer, process the all the produce. Whisk and pour in a glass and Enjoy.