Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Healthy 5 Fruit Smoothie

Scripture to Live By:

Philippians 2:5-11
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Recipe Post:
There are many of my friends and family that are working on eating healthier.  Some of us are trying to lose some of those extra 'holiday' pounds and curb our appetites.  We are being told to eat more fruits and vegetables and to eat less processed food for a healthier body.  So if you are one of us that are trying to do this, I think you will like this recipe.  My husband and I are making the most of it and are feeling  the effects and seeing results.  We are trying to stay away from sweets that are not natural.

What you will need:
2 cups of frozen or fresh strawberries
1 cup of fresh or canned pineapple (in own juice)
1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries
1 banana
2 cups of grape juice (I used homemade grape juice that I had canned, you could also use bottled Cranberry Raspberry or Cherry, or any combination.)

If you are not using frozen fruit add 1 cup of ice cubes.

Variations:  Sometimes I add a kiwi, mandarin oranges, or even add a few spinach leaves to get in a vegetable.


 Measure out your ingredients and put in the blender in the order give above.


Add you 2 cups of juice



 Blend until smooth on low setting.  You may need to use a spoon to mix from the bottom, if your blender is struggling.  (Turn blender off before stirring.)




When your fruit is blended smoothly. Pour into goblets.


  
Whether you are drinking it alone or with a friend, it is so refreshing and energizing.  



 I like to drink it out of goblets for the effect.  It is so refreshing and I know it it filled with antioxidants which are so good for our bodies.  


Add a touch of fruit on the side of the glass.  I have a chunk of pineapple on the glasses here.

My husband and I share this drink at least three days a week.  


Health Specialist say we need to eat 5 fruit a day.  Here is a way to get them in one drink.  

So if you are looking for a healthy drink to share with your "Sweet Heart" or a drink you can share with your family or friends, why not try this Healthy 5 Fruit Smoothie. 

Blessings, 


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19 comments:

  1. Hi Jo-Ann! Your Fruit Smoothie looks Delicious!! I'm Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines and I am nominating you for The Liebster Blog Award! To find out more about this award go to; http://www.turnips2tangerines.com/2013/01/liebster-blog-award.html Congrats!

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn for viewing my post and for the encouraging comment. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  2. What a fabulous idea to use grape juice! My mom gave me a few quarts of home-canned, and now I know just what to do with it.

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    1. Thank you Dianna for your comment. I am glad you have canned homemade grape juice to put in it. It really is a good way to us it. Thanks for visiting. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  3. That looked so good and I’ll one just like that. You surely made my day.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. Real encouraging. Blessings, Jo-Ann

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  4. Hi Jo Ann,
    Your Smoothie looks delicious! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Hope you have a great weekend as well. Blessings

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  5. Hi Jo Ann, I just came from Jamie's All My Bloggy Friends party. I like your smoothie. We are also trying to stay away from processed sugars and I make a fresh veggie and fruit smoothie every day.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe which I will definitely make.

    Have a great weekend,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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    1. Thank you Joanne for your comment and for viewing my blog post. Have a great weekend. Blessings

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  6. Looks delicious! I've got tons of frozen fruits in the freezer from the summer... This sounds so yummy - and the deep color makes it look even yummier! =) I found your blog through Tatertots and Jello's link up party - I'm a new follower now too!

    Happy weekend!
    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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    1. Danielle, thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a new follower. I so appreciate it. I am glad I could give you an idea of how to use your frozen fruit. We really enjoy this drink. Hope you will also. Blessing to you. Have a great weekend.

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  7. I must get back in the habit of fixing smoothies. Yours certainly do look inviting. Mine were made with milk and fruit, but using juice is good especially for those who can't tolerate milk products.

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    1. Thank you so much Joyful Noise for visiting and for your comment. Hope you will get back into drinking smoothies, they are so healthy and they help me not to eat other sugar filled snacks. Blessings to you. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  8. These look so good and I am always looking for things to make in my ninja, I'll have to try this.

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  9. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. I found this recipe on Pinterest. I enjoy smoothies a least 3 to 4 times a week. It is an easy meal to have for breakfast or lunch and they really fill you up. Having smoothies helps to reduce your daily number of calories because it keeps you full longer. I sometime include whey protein in my smoothie which increases the protein content.

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