Cherry Orange Smoothie

I love the ingredients in this smoothie – coconut, cherry, orange and a little banana to cream it all up.

 Think about making one of these for a breakfast, lunch or snack.

Cherry Orange Protein Smoothie

Cherry Orange Smoothie
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of your choice
  3. 1/2 orange, juiced
  4. 1 cup frozen cherries
  5. 1/4 banana
  6. 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  7. 1 serving of vanilla protein powder
  8. 3 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend and enjoy!
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Coconut Chia Pudding – The new tapioca

What if you could have a dessert that was actually providing some sound nutritional value? There is a seed available called chia and when placed in liquid it acts a lot like tapioca. The difference is chia has 3 grams of protein and 5 grams of dietary fiber per tablespoon. Place the pudding in a pretty dish – like this one that belonged to my grandmother – with some cut up fruit – a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of hemp seed and you have something special.

Coconut Chia Pudding

Coconut Chia Pudding
Chia is similar to a tapioca when made as a pudding
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews, rinsed
  2. 1 cup coconut water
  3. 2 ½ cups purified water
  4. 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  5. 6-10 drops of liquid coconut stevia
  6. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  7. 1 Tbsp pure coconut extract
  8. 3/4 cup whole chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Place the cashews, waters, maple syrup, stevia, coconut, and coconut extract into a high powered blender (like a Vitamix - If you don't have a Vitamix - soak cashews in water for 1-2 hours, then drain) and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a mixing bowl, then add the chia seeds and whisk together. Transfer to a glass storage container like a quart canning jar. Shake a few times for the next 30 minutes until it starts to hold together. Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Garnish as desired.
Notes
  1. A tablespoon or two of this pudding will also thicken smoothies.
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 More Recipes on using coconut stevia and where to purchase

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Tropical Delight Smoothie

This smoothie is the consistency of a Wendy’s frosty so it works well as a beverage but is also thick enough to be eaten with a spoon and could easily be a dessert. It will stay extra cold if you serve in a frosted cup.  

Tropical Delight

 

Tropical Delight Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cup of liquid (a mixture of filtered water, coconut water, unsweetened almond milk)
  2. 1/4 cup of frozen pineapple
  3. 1/4 cup of frozen mango
  4. 1/4 cup of frozen banana
  5. 1 serving of a good quality vanilla protein powder
  6. 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
  7. 1/2 tsp of pure coconut extract
  8. 1/2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  9. Ice cubes as needed to thicken
Instructions
  1. Blend ingredients until smooth and you reached desired consistency.
Notes
  1. Frozen fruit adds flavor and a thick consistency.
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 I purchase frozen fruit at Trader Joe’s and Sprouts.  

This post shows how I prep bananas and organize my smoothie supplies for making smoothies.

Hope you enjoy this beach-inspired smoothie.  It is even the same color as sand – definitely didn’t plan that 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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