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DIY Smoothie Packs

DIY Smoothie Packs
Giveaways Feb. 20-24th, 2012!If you're here from Pinterest, Welcome! I hope you'll take a look around and follow along! Thanks for stopping by! The inspiration for this came via pinterest, my newest obsession. I love smoothies, but with them going for $5+ a pop, it's not something I will allow myself to buy often. Here are my ingredients ready for prep. I bought pre-frozen strawberries and blueberries because it was a better deal than buying fresh and freezing myself. I chose weight watchers vanilla yogurt because, again, it was the best deal. First I measured 1tbsp scoops of yogurt into a mini muffin tin. Next I got to chopping my fresh fruit! And then arranged them on a silpat mat and popped it in my freezer! A few hours later when everything was frozen, I laid everything out to prepare to bag my individual "smoothie mixes". I used just short of a cup and half of fruit for each bag and 3 yogurt cubes. After they are all bagged up, pop them in the freezer! Lacey-1 Smoothie King-0 Related:  Shakes&Smoothies

Green Smoothie Cups Featured Ingredient: Avocado The most popular post I have had on this blog is for these Green Smoothie Cups. Apparently the health-conscious, smoothie-loving masses out there love the idea of having green smoothies ready to whirl with no assembly required. This one includes avocado, which brings an amazing creamy richness to smoothies. This is a perfect example where silicon muffin cups come in handy. Green Smoothie Cups Part 2 1 cup water 1 avocado large kale leaves 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley 1 large banana 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed 2 tablespoons honey Juice of 1/2 lemon Place all the items in a blender container and blend until smooth. Divide mixture among 10 medium sized muffin cups, place tray in freezer and freeze until solid, about 4 hours. Unmold smoothie cups, place in an airtight container, and return to freezer until ready to use. You'll get 5 smoothies total out of 10 frozen smoothie cups.

Smoothie de mango Smoothie Recipes By Elle Kenwood | Mega Mango Smoothie, a Jamba Juice “All Fruit” smoothie recipe, sweetens up traditional mango faire with the addition of succulent ripe red strawberries. Without sacrificing mango-specific nutritional benefits, this smoothie presents a more traditional palate with sweet berry undertones. Mega Mango Smoothie Ingredients Mega Mango Smoothie Recipe Jamba Juice Mega Mango Smoothie Author: Elle Kenwood Recipe type: Drinks 1 cup frozen mangos 1 cup frozen strawberries ½ cup orange juice ½ cup pineapple juice 1 cup ice Place ingredients into a blender, fill to the max water line, and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved. Additional Smoothie Recipes If you liked this Mega Mango Smoothie recipe, try more of our favorites on our Jamba Juice Recipes page.

Friday Favorites | Lauren Conrad We finally made it to Friday! I hope you all had a great week. Tuesday was St. Patrick’s Day, so this entire week has inspired me to wear a little emerald green. Favorite {Green} Treat (margarita popsicles via Emeril Lagasse) Favorite Accent Wall: Favorite Party Décor (floral + balloon arch via The House That Lars Built): Favorite Splurge (banana sweater by Sonia by Sonia Rykiel): Favorite Laugh (this is too funny): If that doesn’t get your Friday off to a great start, I don’t know what will. What song gets you ready for the weekend? Leave your favorites below so I can listen to them! XO Lauren Photos: Food Network, SF Girl By Bay, The House That Lars Built, ShopBop

Peach Milkshake Featured Ingredients: Peaches and Nut Butter In my mind, the difference in flavor between local in-season peaches and those imported during the winter months is unmatched by other fruits. So deliciously sweet, when I see the boxes of fresh peaches show up at our farmers’ market in July, I zealously pounce on them. And immediately I go to whirling up these peach milkshake frozen cups. Protein-packed Greek yogurt and silky soft tofu (you won’t taste it!) For extra richness, try blending in nut butter into your shake. To help you get these smoothies into your tummy, the kind folks at Kettle Brand are offering a lucky Muffin Tin Mania reader with a jar of their very own almond butter and hazelnut butter. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this blog post saying “Nut Butters are Just Peachy” along with some way of identifying yourself such as your initials or name and I will use this tool to randomly select the winner. Peach Milkshakes 1 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

Brócoli con patatas y huevos Por fin os puedo contar en que hemos estado trabajando estos últimos días. Después de que muchos de vosotros nos hayáis pedido recetas de DIETA para Thermomix®, hemos preparado un nuevo especial muy chulo para que las tengáis todas las recetas bajas en calorías, recopiladas en un solo lugar. Pero necesitamos vuestra colaboración. Nuestro ESPECIAL DIETA para llegar a la primavera hechos unos figurines depende de todos nosotros. Ya me sé como va esto. Yo a dieta todo el día y vosotros a comer… :D Aquí todo el mundo a arrimar el hombro. Nuestra amiga Lauri ya nos ha escrito -llevamos un par de semanas dándole vueltas al tema en Facebook- y no has enviado su versión de Romanescu con huevos y patatas, que incluiremos en ese nuevo recetario que haremos con todas vuestras propuestas, así que si quieres participar, envíanos tu foto y receta a reto@velocidadcuchara.com. La receta de hoy es simple, como el Romanescu de Laura. Brócoli con patatas y huevos al Varoma Autor: Rosa Ardá Cocina: Española

Carolina Charm: Sassy Water Looking for a way to perk up those 8 glasses of water that you should be drinking every day? Look no further…I present to you Sassy Water! Not only is it tasty, but sassy water is touted as a way to help you shed some extra pounds around your midsection by eliminating a buildup of contaminants, fat, and excess water weight. You Will Need:{8 ½} cups water {1} teaspoon grated ginger {1} medium cucumber, sliced thin {1} large lemon, sliced thin {12} mint leaves Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, strain (if not using an infusion pitcher) and drink all 8 ½ cups throughout the day. Repeat for 4 days in a row...trying your best avoid any other beverages (coffee, soda, alcohol, etc.) Why it works: Cucumber is natural diuretic, and helps the body release stored excess water.

blackberry peach cobbler smoothie Blackberry Peach Cobbler Smoothie, a peachy way to start the day! These smoothie packs fit right along with my “life with a newborn” meal prep! On busy mornings getting all the goods out to make a nutritious smoothie can take some time! Per smoothie pack I like to add: 1/2 banana handful baby spinach 2/3 cup frozen fruit 1 tablespoon flax or hemp seeds 1-2 dates Add to the blender with 1-1.5 cups of liquid (coconut water or milk of your choice) and blend away! You can also add oats, nuts, avocado, cacao powder or cinnamon! Having these smoothie packs ready to go for the morning isn’t only great for new moms, but for the whole family! blackberry peach cobbler smoothie Author: BeginWithinNutrition Recipe type: Drinks Cuisine: Vegan 1-1.5 cups milk of your choice (soy, rice, hemp, almond) ⅓ cup frozen blackberries ⅓ cup frozen peaches ½ banana handful baby spinach leaves 1 tablespoon flax meal 2 dates, pitted

Judías verdes con patatas Ohhhh!!! Se han acabado nuestras vacaciones en Samieira, que rabia con lo a gusto que estábamos. Nos he hecho un tiempo increíble pero nos han quedado un montón de amigos sin ver. Una semana no llega a nada… Hemos disfrutado del churrasco, del pulpo, la empanada, almejas y otros mariscos y toca ahora cuidarse, primer día en casa y primer día de verduritas, hoy “Judías verdes con patatas” riquísimas. No me echo nunca flores, pero me han quedado increíbles. ¡¡¡Un beso a todos!!! Judías verdes con patatas Autor: Rosa Ardá Tipo de receta: Verduras, Primeros, Dieta Cocina: Española 1kg de judías verdes lavadas y cortadas 150 gr de cebolla 80 gr de aceite oliva virgen extra 1 cucharadita de pimentón dulce ó picante (al gusto) 200gr de tomate natural triturado 100gr de agua Sal 2 ó 3 patatas ó 500gr de patatas cortadas en rodajas (a tu gusto) Pon el aceite en el vaso y programa 3 minutos, varoma, velocidad 1. Nota: mi marido les agrega siempre un chorrito de vino blanco.

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade En Español This is my easy and quick homemade strawberry lemonade recipe, it is made in the blender using lemons (skin and all), strawberries and honey. You can easily replace lemons with limes for strawberry limeade. As I mentioned in the original recipe for limonada, this is the quickest way – and most efficient since you only use a couple of lemons – to make lemonade, however since you are blending entire lemons or limes, it does have a stronger taste than lemonade or limeade made by squeezing the citrus. This strawberry lemonade can also easily be turned into a refreshing summer cocktail, just add your choice of alcohol. Easy and quick homemade strawberry lemonade recipe, made in the blender using lemons, strawberries and honey. Ingredients 1 ¼ lb strawberries, washed & cut in halves, about 4 cups 2 lemons, washed and quartered (use limes to make strawberry limeade) ~ ½- ¾ cup honey or sugar to taste, adjust based on your preference and sweetness of strawberries 6 cups of water Ice

Recipe Box: 3 Summer Slim-Down Shakes Hey LC.com readers, it’s the ladies at the Skinny-Fat Girl Diary again, and we can’t believe how time flies! It’s already summer, which has us running all the time! Like seriously running… and biking, hiking, and yoga-ing (you name it, we’ve done it). Most food plans scare the bejeezus out of us! So let’s keep it simple and address one thing at a time. L*Space Swimsuits | The Little Market Blankets Let’s start with our favorite… Blueberry Avocado Slim-Down Shake Ingredients: ½ avocado¼ cup frozen blueberries2 heaping handfuls of spinach1 scoop of vanilla vegan protein powder1 scoop of greens1 ½ cups of unsweetened almond milk5 ice cubes2 tbsp cayenne Do you know how important it is to consume greens in the morning? Next up… Berry Goodness Smoothie ½ banana½ cup frozen or fresh strawberries1 cup broccoli1 scoop of vanilla vegan protein powder1 ½ cups of unsweetened almond milk1 scoop of chia seeds2 tbsp cinnamon5 cups ice Finally… Sweet N’ Spicy Shake Need a break from greens? Let us know!

Mozarella marinada con rúcula y jamón Hoy os traigo una tapita muy fácil de hacer, y con un sabor fresco para estos últimos días de verano. Se trata de unos pinchos de mozarella marinada con rúcula y jamón. Os voy a mostrar dos formas diferentes de presentarlo. En forma de pinchitos individuales: quedan preciosos y son de bocado, fáciles de servir y comer, ideales para el aperitivo. Merece la pena utilizar una buena mozarella de búfala. El sabor de la mozarella, el jamón y la rúcula, junto a la marinada de limón y ajo es toda una explosión que seguro triunfa en cuanto la saquéis a la mesa. Ingredientes: 2 bolas de mozarella de búfala o un paquete de mini-mozarellas, 6 lonchas de jamón serrano, rúcula, 1/2 limón, 1 diente de ajo, 3 cucharadas de aceite de oliva virgen extra, pimienta negra recién molida. Como preparar la receta de mozarella marinada con rúcula y jamón: Mezclamos bien para que se impregne todo por igual y dejamos reposar en el frigorífico al menos dos horas, removiendo de vez en cuando. Dificultad: fácil

How to make frozen smoothie packs for your freezer Love smoothies, but hate the hassle of making them every morning? You’ll love these easy smoothie freezer packs. All the convenience of the store-bought kind with ingredients YOU select. These are the perfect addition to healthy lunches. See how to pack a smoothie. I love smoothies, especially green smoothies. When my daughter helps me put together the smoothie packs, she’s always much more willing to try the smoothies. While I love smoothies and love to have one every morning, I don’t always have the time to put together a fresh smoothie on the spot. Once a week, I like to make a few smoothie freezer packs so that we have ready-made smoothies for the rest of the week. Freezing the spinach or other greens has no effect on the taste of the smoothie, or on its nutritional value. When it comes time to make your smoothie, you can easily take one smoothie freezer pack out of your freezer. Here, I’ve listed one of my favorite recipes with pineapple, mango, clementines, and spinach. Serves: 2-3

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