Friday, January 22, 2010


Good Morning my Fearless Followers!

Today's post is a little different! Its BREAKFAST! Smoothies are a way to for a quick pick me up in the morning! And they are healthy! So its win win!

If you want to add other things to it, GREAT! Depending on your dietary needs you can add spinach, carrots, celery, oranges... All you need to do is to make it your own!

Tropical Goodness:

1 Cup Frozen fruit (peaches, strawberries, pineapple, honeydew)
1/2 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Fruit Juice (grape & apple blend)
1 Tsp Flaxseed Oil
1/2 Tsp Coconut Oil
1/8 Cup Water

Blend well with a stick blender, or any kind of blender. Pour into a pretty glass and enjoy!

Now I know your probably wondering about the last couple ingredients, so here is the low down!

Flaxseed Oil: It just so happens to boggle my mind how the things that are good for you taste so bad, and the bad things... they just taste SOOO good! Don't add much of this oil, because it doesn't have the most pleasant taste (and we're trying to start your morning off right... not screw it up!). There a milling reasons for you to use this oil (the Omega 6&9 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals... etc.) Other than the fact of being good for you, it helps lower cholesterol, and blood pressure, and in some studies its even though to help reduce cancers! The key to "outer beauty" is "inner beauty" and you are what you eat!

Coconut Oil: I used a virgin coconut oil! Almost 50% of the fatty acid in this product is lauric acid. Lauric acid is the primary ingredient in breast milk (which we all know is good for you) It helps keep you healthy by fighting bacteria, fungi, and helps get rid of that bad bad yeast! Now, there is a ton of negative media towards this, but in recent studies its becoming a "wonder oil". It may be a little higher in fat, but its all that good fat for you! And the number one reason to add this is because the smell alone will take you back to a tropical place with an incredibly hot cabana boy bringing you drinks in coconuts with little umbrellas... ahhhh....

Now, the other ingredients in this smoothie are pretty straight forward! If you haven't heard of milk, fruit, or juice, its about time you crawled out from underneath that rock!

The breakdown on this in terms of Nutritional Value is:

Calcium 19%
Iron 6%

These numbers are according to the food calculator on This is a great tool for weight loss or just tracking your nutrition, and the best part about it... It is FREE!

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