Monthly Archives: May 2012

Watermelon Smoothie

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The perfect smoothie to use up all that leftover watermelon on a hot summer day. This smoothie is loaded with vitamin C and cleansing properties for summer weight loss.

And I’m playing with a new iPhone app called Hipstamatic. The first pic was taken with their standard setting and the second is using their foodie add on. Fun stuff… I’m looking forward to playing around with it.

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Watermelon Smoothie

  • 2 Cups Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Strawberries, frozen
  • 1 Cup Peaches, frozen
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Scoop Juice Plus French Vanilla Complete
Whirl it in a high powered blender for 30 seconds. Yum. And no need to de-seed your watermelon, watermelon seeds are completely edible.

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Ahhh… my Real Ale Ride cup…. my finishing trophy for completing a short 30 mile bike ride in killer Texas hill country.

Vanilla Pear Smoothie

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I had a crazy hard workout this moning…. the Sweaty Housewives that I work out push me like no other group of friends. When I walk in the door at 6:15 am and am sore and wiped out I go straight to the blender. And after recovering from tendonitis I’m always looking for foods that will help fight inflammation. So, this smoothie is full of lots of my favorite things…. it’s full of Omega 3s, fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and anti-inflamitory goodness. It’s perfect after a hard workout and for weight loss.

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Vanilla Pear Smoothie

  • 1 Scoop Juice Plus French Vanilla Complete
  • 8 oz coconut water
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1 Tb flax seed meal
  • 1 Tb Hemp Hearts
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated (see note)
  • Juice Plus Garden Capsules (optional)
Place all in high powered blender like a Vitamix and blend for 30 seconds. Add a few ice cubes if you want.  For the Juice Plus Garden Capsules,  I open them up and dump the veggie powder into my smoothie and dispose of the gel capsules. The Juice Plus Garden powder has wonderful digestive enzymes along with a crazy amount of phytonutrients and antioxidants.

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