6 Refreshing Tastes of Summer!

 “Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish yourself.” –superhealinglife.com

When I think of summer, I think of all the sweet smells and tastes of fresh fruits.  Summer is my favorite time of the year!  One of my favorite things to do is stroll through local farmer’s markets and take it all in!  I appreciate all the hard work of local farmers and honor them with my support.

I am always looking to add nutrients into my diet in the easiest way possible. Fresh smoothies will always be a go to for my family and me.  I love the sweet taste of pineapple paired with some fresh baby spinach.  Even though I am not a big fan of kale, when paired with a pungent punch of a granny smith apple, I can still get its health benefits into my diet.

Below I’m sharing 6 of my favorite smoothie combos hoping to inspire your creativity and allow you to take in all the health benefits of this season’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

Pineapple Lime Cilantro Smoothie    

Ingredients:  ½ frozen Banana
1 cup Cilantro
1 inch of Ginger
1 Lime, juice
1 ¼ cup of Pineapple
1 cup of Spinach
1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
3 Ice Cubes

Instructions:  Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy, smooth and delicious!

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie   
 
Ingredients:  ½ Avocado ripe
1 cup Baby spinach
½ cup Blueberries
1tsp. Grade B Maple Syrup
½ cup Almond Milk Yogurt
½ cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
5 Ice Cubes
Instructions:  Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy, smooth and delicious!

Cherry Almond Smoothie  
 
Ingredients:  ½ frozen Banana
1 cup Fresh Baby Spinach
1/3 cup pitted Bing Cherries
2 tbsp. Almond Butter
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
3 Ice Cubes
Instructions:  Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy, smooth and delicious!

 Sunrise Super Smoothie  
 
Ingredients: 2 small Carrots
1 tsp. fresh Ginger
1 medium Orange
½ cup fresh Pineapple
½ Tsp. fresh Turmeric
8 oz. Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk
5 Ice Cubes

Instructions:  Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy, smooth and delicious!

Kiwi and Spinach Smoothie  
 
Ingredients:  ½ frozen Banana
2 Kiwis
1 cup of Baby Spinach
1 cup of unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 tsp. Chia Seeds
3 Ice Cubes

Instructions:  Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy, smooth and delicious!

Green Apple Ginger Smoothie   
 
Ingredients:  1.5 cups Kale
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Orange
½ frozen Banana
1 tsp. minced Ginger
½ tsp. ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. Chia Seeds
3 Ice Cubes

Instructions:  Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy, smooth and delicious!

I urge you to increase your nutrient intake today! I also urge you to stroll and support your local farmer’s markets.  Healthy eating is easy, fun, delicious and nutritious!

What is your favorite smoothie combo?

Joy Vale
Patient Care Coordinator
July 25, 2018

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar, Dr. Jessica Eckman, Chiropractic Physicians

To schedule an appointment, click here.

Get a “Smooth” Start to Your Day!

Smoothie  What are you getting out of your

morning smoothie?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not make it the healthiest meal of the day? Breakfast smoothies are an easy way to nourish your body and give a powerful boost of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to prepare you for the day. [Click to Tweet]  With a healthier diet comes greater mental clarity and focus on your daily activities. You will have more energy to get things done and will feel better while doing it!   The American Cancer Society recommends eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to prevent the risk of cancer and many other diseases.  It’s a great way to get in your veggies without even realizing it!  Here are a few of my favorite winter smoothie recipes! [Click to Tweet]

Each recipe is serving size for 2.  So share the goodness or freeze to enjoy another day.  For an extra bonus, add protein powder to any recipe. Take away those winter blahs with a healthy, nutritional, smooth start to your day!

Probiotic Green Smoothie

16 ounces Almond Milk
1 capsule probiotic
1 ripe banana
2 cups of organic greens (preferably spinach and kale)
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Immune Boosting Smoothie

16 ounces Almond Milk
4 cups of organic greens (spinach and kale)
1 orange
1 Kiwi
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Energy Smoothie

16 ounces of Almond or coconut milk
1 organic green apple
1 cucumber peeled
1 organic pear
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Warming Winter Smoothie

16 ounces Almond or coconut milk
2/3 cups soaked cashews (soak in water overnight, drain)
1 tablespoon coconut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground ginger (or fresh)
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of sea salt

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

Coconut Almond Butter Smoothie

16 ounces Coconut milk
½ Cup Almond Butter
1 frozen banana
2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

PB & J

2 cups vanilla coconut yogurt
Organic frozen berries raspberries, blueberries strawberries
3 tablespoons of freshly ground almond butter
16 ounces of organic raspberries or strawberry juice
Sea Salt
Pinch of Pure sugar cane
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients until Smooth.

What are you getting out of your morning smoothie?

Joy Vale
Patient Care Coordinator
December 2, 2015

www.balancingyourchemistry.com

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians

To schedule an appointment, click here.

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Photo by Ashleigh Vale