Peach Fig Coconut Berry Smoothie

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Peach season may be ending, but don’t worry because frozen peaches are always available to buy! Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables are sometimes more nutritious than fresh fruits and vegatables? This is because the frozen fruit and vegetables are picked when ripe and frozen immediately. Instead of being picked prematurely to ripen off the vine.

Tips to making the best smoothie:

1. Use frozen fruit: Whether you freeze your fresh fruit at home or you buy it in the store, adding frozen fruit to your smoothies will make sure your smoothies are icy cold. Adding ice instead of frozen fruit works as well, but it waters down the flavors of your smoothie and doesn’t make your smoothie as cold as frozen fruit does.

2.Use a liquid that goes with your smoothies flavors: Coconut water, and almond milk are the liquids I always choose to use. Water works as well, but I like the coconut flavor that the coconut water adds, and the almond milk provides a nice creaminess. I always use my homemade almond milk recipe, which is super simple and delicious! When making more tropical flavored smoothies opt for coconut water and when wanting a more creamy smoothie use almond milk.

3. Add in leafy greens: I love to add in fresh spinach or kale into my smoothies and smoothie bowls. Just a little goes a long way, and the sweetness of the fruits always cover up the bitterness of the greens. You smoothie will be rich in nutrients and you’ll get  a serving of greens!

4. Use nuts, nut butter, or vegan protein: Add more protein to your smoothies with protein rich foods like nuts, nut butter, hemp seeds, or vegan protein. After working out its great to drink a protein rich smoothie, because it digests easily and helps your muscles recover and grow. My favorite brand of vegan protein powder is Sunwarrior Protein, because all of their ingredients are plant-based and recognizable; no harmful additives, chemicals, or added sugars.

5. Use berries: Berries are lower in calories and sugars compared to fruits like mango, pineapple, and banana. They are also rich in fiber, and antioxidants.

This smoothie is filled with peach flavor, and the fresh coconut water gives it a tropical feel.

Ingredients:

Makes 2 smoothies

  • 4 small frozen peaches
  • 4 small fresh figs
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 dates
  • water from 1 small coconut
  • 2 TBSP homemade almond milk
  1. Blend ingredients together in blender until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Creamy Green Smoothie Bowl

10553437_10154509816360085_8375023883971139654_n Sometimes I go through periods of making the same thing for breakfast, and then need to switch it up! This morning after my run, I was craving something refreshing and cooling. I never have tried using avocados in my smoothies before and had a perfectly ripe one, so it was meant to be!

I loved this recipe. The sweetness from the banana overpowers the spinach, and the avocado adds a silky creaminess to the smoothie. The coconut oil adds a tropical flavor and more healthy fats to the smoothie bowl.

Ingredients:

Yields 1 serving

  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil

Toppings:

  • 1 small banana
  • 2 TBSP shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp bee pollen

1. Blend all the smoothie ingredients together well.

2. Pour into bowl and add on the toppings. Enjoy!

Blueberry Lemon Coconut Oatmeal

photo 3 copy I hate to say it, but I think I was on banana overload. So I decided to switch it up a bit this morning and opted for a summery oatmeal recipe! Breakfast is my most favorite meal, because you can mix and match so many ingredients in so many different ways, especially in oatmeal and smoothie recipes. Wouldn't you agree?

I told you a while back about my cleansing experience with my naturaopathic doctor and all the supplements he recommended for me to take and foods to eat to help with imbalances in my body that were causing me to gain weight in my mid-section (like many women) and have horrible outbreaks of tonsillitis. I've really seen improvement! Its kind of crazy to experience how healing natural medicine is first hand! After my liver/gallbladder flush and coffee enema regime my digestive system is completely healed. I went into his office yesterday and asked why I never feel full anymore, and he told me its because I'm actually digesting my food properly when it enters my system. It no longer sits in my stomach and weighs me down with a full sensation. Which I have to say is kind of crazy, but I also don't feel hungry at the same time, so its not like I want to eat all day. I remember feeling bloated and having  stinging stomach pains by the end of almost every day this time last year, and not knowing why, because I thought I was eating a "healthy" diet. But now, the significant improvements I've experience first hand, surpass anything I could have imagined, and its just getting better!

Also, because of the gallbladder/ liver flushes and coffee enemas, I've gotten rid of most of the antibiotic residue that was left in my system from over the past 5 years. And I was taking a lot of antibiotics to heal my tonsillitis. This not only has improved my digestion but has also allowed my hormones to become more balanced and I can now lose weight more easily around my mid section. I used to work out like crazy not knowing why I could shed pounds everywhere else but not mu mid-section! Now I know why, and it feels so great to not have to stress about working out and see improvements in my body! I will be doing more coffee enemas and one more flush to improve this even more, and can't wait!

I use a lot of Premier Research Labs products, and highly recommend their probiotics. They aren't processed and are vegan and gluten-free. Their products are as pure as they come, and extremely healing.

This recipe reminds me of blueberry pie. Its filled with sweet blueberries, and the lemon juice and rind add the perfect amount of tartness. The shredded coconut adds a creaminess and nice bite to this recipe. The toppings really bring the oatmeal together!

Hope you all are having a great healing summer!

Blueberry Lemon Coconut Oatmeal

Yields 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 cup oatmeal (I use gluten-free oatmeal)
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

1. Simmer blueberries in lemon juice, lemon rind, and maple syrup for about 3-4 minutes.

2. Add in oatmeal, and almond milk.

3. Cook on low heat stirring frequently until oatmeal is fully cooked and has a creamy consistency.

4. When oatmeal is fully cooked, take off of heat and mix in the shredded coconut.

5. Add your favorite toppings! I topped my oatmeal off with chia seeds, fresh blueberries, raw almonds, shredded coconut, and a dollop of my favorite almond butter!