Happy, Healthy Living

Week one was a true test of my will power, but overall it was a success and because of my curiosity in the kitchen, I managed to come up with three super easy and delicious recipes that beckon for the summer’s arrival.

The first thing that I made was a breakfast item, that I simply cannot get enough of, and here is how you make it.

Clean Green Power Smoothie
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What You’ll Need:

1 C Non-Dairy Milk (Your Choice)

1/3 C of Frozen Mango

1/3 C of Frozen Pineapple

1 Whole Banana

2 C of Fresh Spinach

Sprinkle of Flax and Chia Seeds for Garnish (Optional)

-How to Make it:

In a blender, add in whichever milk you choose followed by the frozen fruits, the banana, and your spinach. Order really doesn’t matter as long as you make sure to add your liquid first to ensure that your blades have something to work through to get everything started. Blend that altogether on high for about 30 seconds until everything is nice and smooth. If you notice your mixture is too thick feel free to add more of your liquid or just avoid the extra calories like I did and add a few splashes of cold water.

Pour your creation into a cup, and sprinkle with your flax seeds for digestive health and chia seeds to get those essential omega-3 fatty acids and you’re set!

This smoothie will be sure to leave you feeling bright, refreshed, and surprisingly full!

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Halfway through the week I started craving something that I never want, but of course it wasn’t healthy. And that was an ICEE. I haven’t had an actual ICEE in years, and I’m sure the only reason I wanted one was pretty much because I couldn’t have it. SO, I decided to take matters into my own hands. And thus this marvelous creation was born.

Melon Slushy

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1 C of your choice of frozen melon

1 C of ice

1 TBS of Agave Syrup

1/4 C of Orange Juice

3/4 C of Cold Water

-How to Make it:

Add you liquid and ice to the blender and blend on high until you’re almost at a slushy consistency. When you get to that point, add your frozen melon (I used watermelon), and your agave syrup into the blender and blend until smooth. Now, the types of ice every household has differs from time to time, so for some reason, if you’re not quite getting that consistency you’re hoping for, add a little more OJ or ice depending on whether you’re trying to thin it out or thicken it up.

Voila!

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If you’re a Piña Colada lover, then this is for you! This was actually one that I have made before, but it’s so good that I had to share it with you guys!

Piña Colada NICE Cream Bowl
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What You’ll Need:

1 Frozen Banana

1 Fresh Banana

1/4 C of Orange Juice

1/2 C of Unsweetened Coconut Milk (NOT CANNED)

3 TBS of dried cranberries/raisins

1/2 Ripe Mango

1 TSP Flax Seeds

-How to Make It:

Go ahead and slice your mango and fresh banana into really thin pieces perfect for fanning out over the top of your bowl. Then set these aside.

In a blender, add your coconut milk, your OJ, and your frozen banana and blend until smooth (NOTE: you may need a spoon to use to scrape the sides of the blender in between pulses to keep everything going) You should get sort of an ice cream/sorbet consistency when you’re finished.

Scrape your NICE cream into a bowl and top it with your mango, banana, and flax seeds. Within moments, you’ll be transported to a tropical paradise.

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