Monday, April 21, 2014

Green Smoothie Recipes

 What Are Green Smoothies?

Smoothies are versatile, adaptable and convenient way to start your Raw Food journey. After awhile you will be able to create delicious and hearty concoctions that will tickle your taste buds. Inexplicably you will enjoy every sip cause it will make you feel in control. The smoothie is so much greater than the sum of it’s parts. It can actually make you feel awesome and even happier too. It contains a smorgasbord of ingredients depending on what you throw in. Its a flavorsome, satisfying and health-enhancing superdrink. Why eat just one superfood, when you can combine a load of goodness into one easily digestible drink? Plus, it’s super quick and easy to prepare. Created in the  1940’s, but perfectly designed for 21st century living.

Tailor suit your smoothie to your  particular needs. The flavors are virtually limitless and think about why you’re making it. Do you want to lose weight or age gracefully? Do you need a pick-me up or extra energy for your big day? Do you need to unwind from a stressful day or maybe you want a restful sleep? With a little smoothie science, you can easily make a smoothie that doesn’t just taste good, but actually does its job its meant for..


Transform Your Life with Green Smoothies !
Here are the basics ..

Green smoothies are a meal in a glass that’s easy to make and packed with nutrients. It is the best way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables to help you attain your best weight, build muscle mass and much more.. Adapt a delicious way of nutrifying your body which will naturally flash away toxins -- truly a gentle way to detox. Thanks to the fresh fruits, leafy greens and super foods that are loaded with enzymes, phytonutrients, co-factors and medicinal properties that support digestion, anti-inflammation, clear skin that also helps you feel great, alert and focus.

Smoothie Step 1: Add Fruits

Use fresh or frozen fruits to make your smoothie. Fresh fruit in season are the best. I normally use at least 2 kinds of fruits. One sweet and one sour in order to balance the flavor. I always freeze excess fruits especially when I buy in bulk - just peel, cut, place in glass jar and freeze. Fruits to add to your smoothie include avocado, banana, berries (e.g. strawberries, blueberries), guyabano, kiwi, mango, citrus (e.g. dalanghita, ponkan, calamansi), papaya and pineapple.

Smoothie Step 2: Add Greens

Smoothies are a great opportunity to get some greens into your diet without actually tasting them. The fruit in smoothies mask most of the flavor of the vegetables. Start with mild flavor greens like lettuce, broccoli leaves and bok choy. As you experiment with ingredients and recipes, try some of the biter greens like spinach, malunggay, dahon ng sili, or any of talbos (e.g. camote, sayote, ampalaya, etc ..) 

Smoothie Step 3: Add the liquid

Smoothies are all about balance. Balance of flavor, balance of texture. Consistency of your smoothie is as important as taste. To get the right consistency add around 2 cups of filtered water, nut milk or buko for every 3 cups of fruits. Exactly how much you need depends on the type of fruit you’re using. Bananas and mangoes for example are thicker fruits, which means you’ll want to add more liquid.. In any case, if it’s too thick you can always add more liquid, and if you added too much liquid just add more ingredients that would thicken your smoothie.

Smoothie Step 4: Add SuperFoods

Adding SuperFoods  will massively boost the nutritional content of your smoothie. It will also give it more body, texture and creaminess, and balance out any acidic taste from fruits.. Give it a try and feel the difference !!! 

Awesome Smoothie Recipes 

Here's some Smoothie Recipes which I normally have for Breakfast or in place of snack or even a meal. Just add a tablespoon of super greens and superherbs for added  nutrients and fiber. This will restore your hydrochloric acid to normal levels and make you more focus and energize. Enjoy !


Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie 
Breakfast time is serious business specially to kids who needs a good variety to choose from. A well balanced breakfast is important to start the day. This is where the Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie comes in handy. This smoothie is very easy to make, super filling, and perfect even if you are on the go. The ingredients in this smoothie harmonize well together, but it also lends itself to a variety of different ingredients. Look at it like a blank canvas and just pick whatever sounds good to you and your family. 

1/2 cup rolled oats (preferably glutten free) or 1/8 cup chia seeds
1 buko with meat
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup  frozen strawberries or blueberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon yacon syrup or coco sugar (optional)

In a blender, process all fresh ingredients. Add the oats last and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Good Morning Smoothie 
This is a good pre-workout snack to make sure you have enough energy and  stamina for maximum performance. It should be easy on your digestion and rich in complex carbs. To get the most benefit, keep it little and light. Ideally you should drink up at least 30 minutes before exercise..
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tablespoon cup black sesame seeds, soaked and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup talbos or 1 tbsp green powder
  • 1 bag yerba matte tea in 2 cups water

Revitalizing Smoothie                                                                                                     After a strenuous exercise your main goal is to hydrate, replenish glycogen stores and jump start muscle recovery. A post-workout smoothie should be made of carbohydrates and plenty of protein; it should also be relatively easy on the digestive system and quickly processed by the body. Drink up within 30 minutes to 2 hours after your workout.

  • 1 dash of cinnamon (helps regulate and keep blood sugar levels steady)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter or 2 tbsp soaked and peeled raw almonds
  • 1 medium saba
  • 1/4 cup coconut kefir or yogurt
  • 1 buko with water

Muscle Building  Smoothie                                                       Building muscle is not just about strength training, but ensuring you’re meeting your body’s nutritional needs and providing your body with sufficient protein. Research shows that consuming a protein rich smoothie post-workout can stimulate protein synthesis and muscle recovery, in other words aid muscle growth.

  • 1 tablespoon SuperFood Blend
  • 1/2 cup yogurt or kefir
  • 1 ponkan or dalandan, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup water
Weight Loss Smoothie                                                                     The goal here is to create a smoothie packed with nutrients that is super filling, but low in calories, that you can have for breakfast or lunch. In other words, it’s not a snack (i.e. in addition to regular meals), but a meal replacement (instead of meals). To make a meal, a smoothie needs to include carbohydrates, protein and a little fat. Fat is important because helps you feel full, as does protein.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop SuperFoods protein blend
  • 1 saba, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 buko
Mixed berries (carbohydrates) provide energy and are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and are a natural sweetener. Chia seeds are incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fat), protein antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds also contain super high levels of soluble and insoluble fiber, making them uncannily filling and a great addition to low-calorie smoothies.Other filling smoothie ingredients:  ground psyllium husks, flax and other seeds.

Belly Busting Smoothie                                                                     To make a belly-busting smoothie, add a source of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) and to aid weight loss add low-fat yogurt. Research shows that MUFAs help target belly fat, and yogurt has been shown to aid weight loss and reduce bloating. Other sources of MUFA to add to smoothies are flaxseed oil, avocado, nut butter (e.g. walnut butter, cashew butter) and cacao nibs.
  • 1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened berries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt

Mango Silk Smoothie
  • 1/4 cup mango slices
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Sweet Citrus Avocado Dreamboat - citrus, avocado, apple and greens  serves 1-2    2 small satsumas or 1 large orange, peeled  1 cup kale or spinach  pinch of parsley  1/2 small avocado  1/2 cup apple, chopped  1 cup coconut water or water, chilled  1/2 cup ice  1 Tbsp lemon juice  dash cayenne (optional)

Green Smoothies Combinations

Basic Balance                                                Green Fuel Smoothie

1 ponkan                                                                           1 cup pineapple 
1 banana                                                                            1 mango
1 tablespoon chia                                                               1 tablespoon Maca
1/2 cup Broccoli leaves                                                      1/4 cup malunggay
2 cups water                                                                      1 buko

Party Smoothie                                              Citrus Zing

1 cup strawberry                                                               1 dalanghita
1 large mango, peeled                                                       1 ponkan 
1/2 cup red lettuce                                                            1/2 cup guyabano
1/4 cup cacao nibs                                                            1/4 inch fresh ginger
2 cups water                                                                      1 buko

               Green Smoothies for Children

Lettuce Smoothie                                           Coco-Tango      

3 cups lettuce                                                                     1 Buko with meat
2 ripe pears                                                                        5 leaves of red camote tops

1 cup  blueberries                                                               1 cup pineapple   
2 cups water                                                                       1 mango (optional)

Emerald Applesauce                                     Brain Boosting Smoothie

1/ 2 head romaine lettuce                                                  2 cups frozen banana
4  fuji apples cored                                                           1 buko with meat
2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen                                     1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 bunch fresh parsely                                                        1 tablespoon maca powder
2 oranges, peeled, seeds removed                                     Dash of cinnamon
1/2 inch fresh ginger root (optional)
1 mango
2 cups water




Strong bones green almonds smoothie

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp natural almond butter
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 small handful of any talbos
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Brain health blueberry dream

  • 1 cup of unsweetened frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp of cold-pressed flaxseed oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Healthy heart choco-berry smoothie

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao
  • 1 cup of fresh organic berries
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Healthy dessert in a glass

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp of natural almond butter
  • 1 tsp of organic cocoa
  • 1 tbsp of yacon syrup
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Helps you get to sleep AND keeps your metabolism running all night.