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Apple Pie Smoothie

Published August 8, 2013 by Tasha

Excuse me while I go on a rant about how fantastic this invention is!

So this is amazing. Tastes even better than the last one I put up.
This smoothie filled me up from 9am (breakfast) to about 12ish (around lunch time). And I didn’t have a awful lot. it also fed me for the next three breakfasts, plus you don’t want to keep it in your fridge for weeks because I dare say it will go off and start smelling funky.

When it came to the Apples, I forgot to peel one but it actually turned out okay. It looked a little flaky with little bits of apple skin, but tasted amazing. I peeled the other. Also with the pecans i just chucked them in with out crushing them. I thought about it, but I didn’t know if I crushed them if the blender would actually blend them. I have a pretty high powered blender, but it crushed and blended everything nicely …. No crunchy bits what so ever!
Last but not least, I put in about a tablespoon of honey at the end with the spices as it wasn’t quite as sweet as I wanted it. The honey was a nice touch.
I am very impressed with this. And because I love it so much I am making some more tomorrow morning (6:30 am wake up call …. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry!)

(Healthy) Apple Pie Smoothie 

http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-apple-pie-smoothie-dessert-thickie/

http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-apple-pie-smoothie-dessert-thickie/

Serves: 2
Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Apples
  • ¼ Cup Pecans
  • ½ Cup dates (or any other dried fruit)
  • 1 Cup Oats (use raw oat groats if following a raw food diet or oatmeal if you don’t have a powerful blender)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinammon
  • ½ teaspoon Allspice/Mixed Spice
  • Optional: 1 Cup Spinach or other mild greens
 Instructions
  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Blend the ingredients a few at a time so that your blender can cope with the work, unless you’ve got a high powered blender, then you might be able to add them all in at once.
  3. If it gets too thick, add more water as necessary.
  4. If your blender has made the smoothie too warm, you can either cool it down in the fridge or freezer, or add some ice cubes or frozen fruit to it (You may need to add more water as this will thicken it further).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 16 oz
Calories: 525
Fat: 14g
Saturated fat: 1g
Unsaturated fat: 13g
Carbohydrates: 98g
Sugar: 54g
Fiber: 14g
Protein: 9g
Cholesterol: 0g

 

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Recipe Wednesday – Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Published July 31, 2013 by Tasha

So this is a new thing I’m starting up and hopefully I’ll remember to do it every Wednesday.
I’m going to post yummy and healthy things that I have found or discovered around the net.
This one is one that I have recently discovered …

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Okay so this smoothie really takes away those sweet cravings we all get (don’t deny it!). I was really surprised when I found that a nice big glass of this was enough to get me through from Breaky to Lunch. And it really does take away most of those sweet tooth cravings.
Be warned though, if you put it in the fridge too long the oats soak up the juice and it becomes extremely thick. But as I found, if you take it out and mix it around for a little bit, it settles down to a thinner mixture. You can also add more milk if you find that it’s too thick.
Another thing, I added honey to have it a little sweeter as the sultanas I put in didn’t make it as sweet as I wanted.

It really is a genius invention!

Prep time:  5 mins
Total time:  5 mins
Serves: 2 (well it served me for three Breakfasts meals in a decent sized glass)
Ingredients 
  • 2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
  • 3 Cups Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Oats (rolled oats or use raw oat groats if following a raw food diet or oatmeal if you don’t have a powerful blender)
  • ¼ Cup Cashew nuts
  • ¼ Cup of Raisins (or other dried fruit or sweetener)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Optional: 1 cup of greens
Instructions
  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Blend the ingredients a few at a time so that your blender can cope with the work, unless you’ve got a high powered blender, then you might be able to add them all in at once.
  3. If it gets too thick, add more water as necessary.
  4. If your blender has made the smoothie too warm, you can either cool it down in the fridge or freezer, or add some ice cubes or frozen fruit to it (You may need to add more water as this will thicken it further).
Nutrition Information
Calories: 411 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 70g Sugar: 29g Fiber: 10g Protein: 11g Cholesterol: 0g