Friday, June 24, 2016

Learning to make smoothies with Josh from Twisted Smoothie





Smoothies you can make at home:
  1. Takes Two to Mango: Mango, Pineapple, Orange Juice, Ice, Honey/Agave/Sugar
    2.5 oz Mango
    1.5 oz Pineapple
    1 tsp Honey
    8 oz Orange Juice
    *Items to get from the store: Frozen Mango, Frozen Pineapple, Honey(raw), Orange Juice
     
  2. Strawberry Banana: Strawberry, Banana, Milk (any), Ice, Honey/Agave/Sugar
    2.5 oz Strawberry
    1.5 oz Banana
    1.5 tsp Honey
    8 oz Milk (Soy, Almond, Dairy, Coconut, Hemp, Goat)
    *Items to get from the store: Frozen Strawberry, Bananas, Honey(raw), Milk
     
  3. Lean Green: Strawberry, Kale, Apple Juice, Ice
    2 oz Strawberry
    1.5 oz Kale (chopped and/or frozen)
    8 oz Apple Juice
    *Items to get from the store: Strawberry, Kale, Apple Juice

Common Fruits and Vegetables used in Smoothies
by Zane (Intern at Twisted Smoothie Co.)
Peaches – contains vital minerals such as potassium iron and fluorite/ antioxidants
Carrots – Improves vision, slows aging, prevents disease, cleanses the body
Strawberry – anti-inflammatory anti-cancer decreased cardiovascular disease risk lowers blood LDL cholesterol
Mango – Vitamin C,
Raspberries – antioxidants, fiber, iron, zinc, slows aging, helps prevent cancer, controls inflammation
Blueberry – highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit, preserves vision, disease prevention, low calories, vitamin K, C manganese, inflammation prevention
Pineapple - This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Manganese.
Almonds – lowers bad and raises good cholesterols, rich in vitamins, vitamin E, high in protein, packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates
Kale – no fat high in fiber, powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, high in vitamin c, k and a, high in iron and calcium
Ginger – helps digestion, prevents diseases, relieves tired muscles, improves circulation, helps against cholesterol. Relieves gas, blocks acid from heartburn, helps frostbite, clears sinuses, protects against radiation
Banana – potassium, boosts energy, better for heart health, natural laxatives, fights disease.
Beets – high in vitamins and minerals, helps mental health, cleanse, test stomach acid, high source of energy
Lemon – cleanses bowels, high in vitamin c, good for the liver, helps treat scurvy, destroys intestinal worms, anti-cancer, ionic
Peanut Butter – proteins, helps heart, fiber potassium energy booster, good for weight loss.
Avocado – heart and cholesterol benefits, eye health, controls blood pressure, helps prevent birth defects, diseases, skin care
Coconut Oil – powerful medical properties, burns fat, very healthy, kills harmful microorganisms, reduces hunger, reduces seizures, brain function,
Spinach – skin, inflammatory, blood pressure, antioxidants, cancer, immunity, vision, bones,
Tomato – vitamin D, cut back on sodium, cancers, heart health, blood pressure, diabetes, constipation, skin, depression.
Cranberries – dental, cancer, UTI, Vitamin C and E, fiber
Kombucha – detoxification, gut health, joint care, immune boosting, cancer prevention
Sweet Potatoes – vitamin B6 C and D, magnesium, iron potassium
Chia Seeds - omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Blood pressure, gluten free, easy to digest
Honey – sleepiness and sore throats
Red Onions - chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. reduce inflammation prevent diseases
Yogurt – prevents bone fracture disease, feel fuller, builds immune system, blood pressure, vitamins.
Cinnamon – cancer prevention, yi help, blood sugar regulation, anti-clotting, brain health, e. coli fighter, high nutrients.




3 comments:

  1. Common smoothie ingredients are so nutrient rich. I wonder why I don't just live off smoothies breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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  2. We had raw cream to increase fat content to not spike blood sugar. It is soooo good!

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  3. Adding Chia seeds sounds like a great idea! I've heard you can also add protein powder and it's really good.

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