11/7/12

Healthy Drink Recipes

Cheers to a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season for You and Your Family!

It’s sometimes a challenge to eat healthy during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, especially when the entire season seems filled with hearty meals and sweet treats. We all know that getting the right nutrients is vital to ensuring a healthy immune system during the winter months, but most of us are too busy and overwhelmed to know where to start. While it’s okay to indulge before kick-starting the New Year with a healthy diet, it’s important to build momentum prior to January 1st by making smart dietary decisions over the holidays to ensure a healthy immune system during the winter months and increased energy for burning off those extra calories.

Whether it’s a nourishing morning pick-me-up or a mid-day energy and immunity boost, these delicious Nutri-Blast healthy drink recipes from NutriBullet will help ensure a healthy holiday season and put you on the right track to wellness in the New Year. The NutriBullet emulsifies healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains into their most easily digestible state.
Sniffle Snatcher - A tasty combination of vitamin C-rich ingredients, cayenne to reduce congestion, and rosemary to reduce inflammation and soothe a sore throat.
Ingredients: 1 cup kale, 1 carrot, 1 pear (cored and seeds removed), 1/2 cup cubed pineapple, Dash of cayenne pepper, Dash of fresh rosemary
Preparation: Add water to the max line of the large cup, and blast.

Sweet Apple Pumpkin Pie - An antioxidant-rich, protein-packed healthy dessert option so you can enjoy the flavors of the season guilt-free.
Ingredients: 1/4 cup organic silken tofu or organic Greek-style yogurt, 1/2 cup canned pumpkin or cooked fresh pumpkin, 1/2 apple (cut, cored, and seeds removed), 1 tablespoon raw almond butter, Pinch of cinnamon, Pinch of ground cloves, 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, 1 cup almond milk
Preparation: Add ingredients to large cup and blast.

Flu Fighter - Vitamin C, antioxidants, and anti-bacterial ginger help keep the immune system at its peak during the winter months.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup Swiss chard, 1/4 cup parsley, 1 kiwi (peeled), 1/2 lime (peeled), 1 banana (peeled), 1/2 bell pepper (seeds and stem removed), 1 inch fresh ginger root (peeled)
Preparation: Add water to the max line of the large cup and blast.

Cranbanana Blast - Filled with heart-healthy nutrients and anti-viral properties, cranberries blend well with bananas and dates for a tart-sweet treat.
Ingredients: 1 cup spinach, 1 ripe banana (peeled), 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, 2 dates
Preparation: Add water or almond milk to the max line of the large cup and blast.

Sweet Potato Pick-Me-Up - Complex carbs from the sweet potato will provide sustained energy, and cinnamon keeps blood sugar balanced.
Ingredients: 1/2 cooked sweet potato (skin on), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, Pinch cinnamon, Pinch nutmeg, 1 cup ice cubes
Preparation: Add almond or coconut milk to the max line of the large cup and blast.

2 comments:

  1. I love these drinks, thanks for sharing I copied and pasted to my word documents. I have to try the congestion one on my Mom. Then pumpkin is Sooooo Good!!!!!!
    Kathleen Quinlan

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  2. I would love it if you send me more of these Lisa. Yummy sounding.

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