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Acai Berry Smoothie

Acai is a healthy long reddish-purple fruit that has antioxidants, fiber, monounsaturated fats, iron, calcium, fiber, vitamin A, and anthocyanins. You can read about anthocyanins here. Honestly, if it weren’t for the health benefits of acai and the fact that I bought a bag of packets from Trader Joe’s, I probably would have given up. That would have been a shame because today I succeeded in creating a great flavor! Sometimes it takes me awhile to get a recipe just right.

Acai Berry Smoothie

  • Servings: 11 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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This easy acai berry smoothie is loaded with antioxidants, is dairy-free, has ingredients from Trader Joe's, and a hint of cinnamon.


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Tips: (1) The Trader Joe’s frozen Organic Berry Blend has strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Feel free to find a similar berry blend if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you. (2) Using Young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil brings a warm flavor to this smoothie that goes well with the almond butter. Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil as a dietary supplement can support healthy digestion and help maintain a healthy immune system. If you don’t have this oil, you can buy it here. Or, you can substitute 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon instead (taste to preference).

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3.52 oz of acai ( I used 1 packet from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup Organic Berry Blend from Trader Joe’s
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 drop Young Living Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil (see tips for alternatives)


Directions

  1. Run the acai packet under warm water to dethaw.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the Vitamix, purée and serve.

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Paleo Pear Smoothie

Sometimes I want a milkshake, so I make a creamy smoothie to satisfy my craving. Plus, pears are in season, which makes me so happy! They might replace the recent summer obsession that I had with peaches and plumcots.
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Paleo Pear Smoothie

  • Servings: 13 oz
  • Difficulty: easy
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This Paleo Pear Smoothie is sweat, creamy, easy and delicious. It's dairy and cane sugar free!


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Tips: (1) If you have an unsweetened coconut yogurt, you can add a hint of vanilla to your smoothie. (2) You need a high-powered blender like a Vitamix. If you don’t have one, then you may need to add a little dairy-free milk to make it blend well.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews (overnight)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut yogurt (I used So Delicious unsweetened vanilla)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice (2 handfuls)


Directions

  1. Soak your cashews overnight. It makes the smoothie creamy and is a great source of protein!
  2. Add all ingredients to your Vitamix. Purée and serve with a dash of cinnamon on top if desired.
  3. Enjoy!

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Peachy Plumcot Smoothie (Vegan)

Most of my random recipes begin with me picking up new things to try at bulk food stores. This week at Sam’s club, I saw this bag of plumcots.  I had never eaten a plumcot before, and was curious.

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Plumcots are a mix between plums and apricots. This blend I found says that it has flavors of melon and pineapple. However, I also taste apricots and a bit of plum. Generally I’m don’t like plums; I don’t like the mushy texture. Regardless of what the exact flavor is – the texture is crisp, yet soft, and the flavor is refreshing. It’s perfect in a smoothie! My daughter gave it an A -. She’s a tough critic, but then she asked what an A- means; 7 year olds are so funny. I give it an A+, and I’m a tough teacher. I felt that I had to post it today, because these plumcots are only in season for 4 – 5 weeks and this smoothie rules. Run and buy some plumcots ASAP!

This peachy plumcot smoothie is simple, easy, healthy, and delicious! It features Young Living NingXia Red, which is an whole-body supplement drink that is packed with superfoods including wolfberry, plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts. NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health.* We also like to make popsicles with it, add it to our smoothies, and take a shot glass of it in the morning, because it’s full of immune boosting antioxidants! You can buy it here.

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Peachy Plumcot Smoothie (Vegan)

  • Servings: ~16oz
  • Difficulty: easy
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This healthy Peachy Plumcot summer smoothie features Young Living NingXia Red and is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. It's naturally sweet, and requires nothing but the fruit for tasty perfection!


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Ingredients


Directions

  1. Pit your fruit.
  2. Add all ingredients into Vitamix or blender.
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Enjoy! 

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