Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie (No One Will Know It’s a Green Smoothie)

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie


 
Here’s a guest video post by my friend Aimee DuFresne – “The Vitality Expert”. I met Aimee at a recent function where another friend introduced us to tell us we had to share blog posts. Aimee has done a great video here. Quick and simple – just like I like them.

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
A tasty green spinach smoothie flavored with blackberries, a banana, and cinnamon. Yum!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 banana, fresh
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
Instructions
  1. Place water into a blender
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Place cover on blender
  4. Set blender to high speed
  5. Blend until smooth, stopping blender to stir when needed

 

Blackberry Cinnamon Smoothie Ingredients

 
WaterWater is the building block of smoothies. Water can thin out smoothie that is too thick to drink, and mellow or temper the high acidic values in many other ingredients.
Water so readily available now in many forms, from expensive to plain tap water, should never be overlooked as an important element for your smoothies.

 

 
Lemon Blueberry SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 
CinnamonCinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!

BlackberriesBlackberries are sweet little fruits that are oh-so-healthy. They can be eaten in many ways: stand alones, added ingredients to smoothies, yogurts, waffles, and so on. Blackberries can be used frozen or freshly picked. They promote healthy hearts and digestive tracts and can help in cancer prevention.
Select blackberries that are without mold and bruises. Smell them too to determine freshness. The best blackberries to use in your smoothie are deep colored ones as they are sure to have great flavor.

Spinach is great for Green SmoothiesSpinach is a deeply green colored leaf vegetable that grows from the ground. The shape is as different as the types of spinach that are grown.
The latest trend is to use immature “baby” leaves which are more tender and sweet in the uncooked variety.
If fresh is simply not available, then choose frozen varieties for more constant flavor and texture.
Spinach is full of antioxidants and anti-cancer constituents. One cup of spinach is only 23 calories. This also constitutes 25% percent of needed daily intake of iron.

 
If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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Green Superfood Protein Shake

green superfood protein shakeHow to Make This Green Superfood Protein Shake

The young man in this video knows a LOT about making his Green Superfood Protein Shake! Aside from putting together a tasty and healthy shake, he knows the benefits of all the main ingredients.  And this green superfood protein shake has lots of protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Here are the ingredients that go into the shake:

  • 8-16oz Water
  • 2-3 Ice Cubes
  • 4 tbsp Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp Green Mix (Very Green)
  • 1 tsp – 1 tbsp Maca Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Raw Cocao Powder
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced Mango
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Green Superfood Protein Shake Ingredients

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Enjoy this Green Superfood Protein Shake today!

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How to Make a Raw Green Smoothie

A Raw Green Smoothie isn’t up to everyone’s taste.  These drinks can have a strong taste that many people find objectionable.  That said, they can be great for your health, low in calories, and the taste can be , well, ‘acquired’.  Why not try a raw green smoothie today?

Raw Green Smoothie Video

Wow! This guy really means it when he says RAW!!!

Starts with a stroll through the yard (good thing the dog didn’t get there first). Fresh is what it is all about. Watch and enjoy!

raw green smoothie

Blending Fresh Greens

What Goes Into a Raw Green Smoothie?

While this guy wanders around plucking fresh grass and mixing it with pure water and a bit of honey, there are probably healthier and tastier raw green smoothies to be had.

Grass is very hard to digest, even when well blended.  Try using ingredients such as kale, spinach, broccoli, and wheat grass for the greens.  Raw coconut milk, almond milk, or organic banana might make a better liquid than the water is.  The raw honey is a great and common addition to help sweeten the smoothie.

Play around with various combinations and you’ll find a way to make a raw green smoothie that suits your taste.

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The Eyes Have It! Carrot Smoothie For Eyesight Aid

Carrot Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Spirulina

carrot smoothie

Enjoy a Carrot Smoothie today!

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Making Vegetable & Fruit Smoothies

fruit smoothiesVegetable and Fruit Smoothies can add healthy nutritional components to your families’ diet.  Nili Nathan shows how to combine the flavors and goodness of fruits with the health properties of vegetables such as kale, celery and carrots.

When serving these vegetable and fruit smoothies to kids, she recommends placing the smoothie in a darker cup with a cover and straw. This keeps the young ones from thinking it’s good for them, and just realizing it’s good, instead.

 

 

Fruit Smoothies

Recommended Blender for Making Vegetable and Fruit Smoothies

Of course, Nili always uses a VitaMix blender. She claims that this blender will allow the use of whole foods, such as as entire apples, celery stalks and carrots. With it’s high speeds, sharp blades and powerful motor, the VitaMix is able to process these and other tough foods.

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Enjoy some Fruit Smoothies today!

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Green Kale and Berry Smoothie

In this video, Robyn shows you how to put together a large batch of super-healthy Green Kale and Berry Smoothies. In under 5 minutes, she prepares enough to feed her family all the greens they need for the day.

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Banana Coconut Kale Smoothie

Banana Coconut Kale Smoothie

  • 2 Young Coconuts (Coconut Water)
  • 1 cup of Ice
  • 6 Bananas, as ripe as you can stand
  • 1 bunch of Kale (torn into pieces, INCLUDING the stems!)

Open coconuts and drain water into blender.
Add Ice, bananas and Kale.
Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

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Peach Coconut Smoothie with Chard

Peach Coconut Smoothie

  • 1 Young Coconut, water & meat
  • 4 Peaches, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch of Rainbow Chard Leaves, torn into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, chopped

You’ll want a high-powered blender like the VitaMix in order to make this one! Cut open the coconut and pour the water into the blender. Scrape out the meat and add that next. Top with the peaches, chard and Jalapeno. Add some ice, if you desire. Blend until smooth.

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Banana Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Banana Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

  • 2 cup Baby spinach
  • 2 Ripe bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 c. Blueberries
  • 1/4 c. water

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth to make a delicious Banana Blueberry Spinach Smoothie!

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Super Foods Green Smoothie Costs Only 33¢

Ingredients
3 ‘blue band’ bananas (bananas sold at reduced price as they are “too” ripe)
2 cups Spring Water or Filtered Water
Local Fresh Wild Herbs: Lamb’s Quarters, Plantain, Clover, etc.

Preparation
1) Add bananas and water to your blender
2) By hand, remove leaves from stems of your wild herbs, add them to your blender
3) Blend until desired consistency is reached.

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