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You’ve Got the Beet! – Day 7 – Seven Days of Smoothies

Today is the final smoothie recipe of the Seven Days of Smoothies series! You’ve Got the Beet! has a respectable amount of fiber from figs (6% per medium fig). Sweet delicious figs also contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, Iron, Vitamins B, C, Selenium, Phosphorus and Zinc. There are two colorful vegetables incorporated into today’s smoothie, (you guessed it beet, and also carrot). Strawberries are a low sugar addition to this smoothie and provide over 140% RDA of Vitamin C. Choose your favorite dairy free milk to add, and don’t forget the protein!

You've Got the Beet Smoothie - Day Seven, Seven Days of Smoothies

You’ve Got the Beet Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 Cup Frozen Strawberries

2 Turkish Figs (soak them if they are not soft for ease in blending)

3 Baby Carrots

1 Slice of Beet (about a Tablespoon)

1/2 Cup Dairy Free Milk

2 Tablespoons Pomegranate Juice Concentrate

1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Blend it thoroughly to incorporate those figs! Then add:

2 Tablespoons of Grass Fed Gelatin or Your Favorite Protein Powder (add after initial blending and blend just until incorporated to prevent foaming).

Here is a recap of the smoothies shared during the Seven Days of Smoothies! When rotated into your routine, they will keep you from getting into a rut with food choices, and help you include a colorful array of nutrients into your diet!

Razzleberry Rad – Day 1

Blue Bumbleberry – Day 2

Orange U Sweet – Day 3

Kale Me Later – Day 4

Chocolate Mocha No Moo – Day 5

Creamy Dreamy Tropical Ginger – Day 6

You’ve Got the Beet! – Day 7

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Creamy Dreamy Tropical Ginger Smoothie- Day 6 – Seven Days of Smoothies

Day six will take you to a warm paradise with the pineapple and ginger in this smoothie! Fresh ginger is wonderful for digestion, has antiviral properties, is anti-inflammatory, and is a warming food. The frozen banana makes this a creamy sweet smoothie, and the fresh lemon juice brightens the flavors.

Creamy Dreamy Tropical Ginger - Seven Days of Smoothies - Day 6

Creamy Dreamy Tropical Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 Frozen Banana, Sliced

1/2 Cup Frozen or Fresh Pineapple Chunks

1/2 Cup Orange Juice (no sugar added)

1 teaspoon minced, fresh ginger root

1 Tablespoon of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

2 Tablespoons of Grass Fed Gelatin or Your Favorite Protein Powder (add after initial blending and blend just until incorporated to prevent foaming)

Blend all the ingredients together until very smooth. Then add the gelatin or protein powder and blend briefly.

Enjoy your day!

Kale Me Later – Day 4 – Seven Days of Smoothies

The midway point of Seven Days of Smoothies is today! You didn’t think I would forget about green smoothies did you? They are my favorite! In fact I love them so much, I want to give you an an A-Okay to throw greens into any of the smoothies on this seven day challenge! Kale Me Later is the smoothie of the day, but you’re going to want to do it now not later. 🙂

Lucuma powder, a maple flavored natural sweetener from the Inca fruit which contains iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and beta caroteine is an optional add in to your smoothie. Matcha adds green tea flavor to the smoothie as well as a powerhouse of antioxidants like the Catechin EGCg known for it’s cancer protective properties. It is energizing, detoxifying, and helps concentration and focus.

If you want more green goodness, feel free to double this recipe for a larger smoothie!

Kale Me Later - Day 4 - Seven Days of Smoothies

Kale Me Later Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Green Grapes

1/2 Green Apple, Core Removed

1 Cup Frozen Kale (fast & convenient, prewashed)

1 Tablespoon Lucuma Powder (optional but good)

1 Teaspoon Matcha Green Tea

1/2 Cup Crushed Ice

2 Tablespoons of Grass Fed Gelatin or Your Favorite Protein Powder (add after initial blending and blend just until incorporated to prevent foaming)

Blend all the ingredients together until very smooth. Then add the gelatin or protein powder and blend briefly.

 

 

Blue Bumbleberry Smoothie – Day 2 – Seven Days of Smoothies

We are at day 2 of Seven Days of Smoothies! Today’s smoothie is rich in Anthocyanins! They are the blue, violet, and red flavonoid pigments found in plants. Anthocyanins are good for your eyes and cancer protective among many other benefits. I have also included Maca which is beneficial for hormone balance in both men and women. It is an ancient Peruvian Superfood!

Blue Bumbleberry Day 2 Seven Days of Smoothies

Blue Bumbleberry Smoothie – Day 2

Ingredients:

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries

1/2 Cup Frozen Blackberries

1 Tablespoon Maca Powder

1 Tablespoon Blueberry Juice Concentrate (I found a smaller bottle at my local grocery store, but this is the brand I used)

1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice

2 Tablespoons of Grass Fed Gelatin or Your Favorite Protein Powder (add after initial blending and blend just until incorporated to prevent foaming)

Blend all the ingredients together until very smooth. Then add the gelatin or protein powder and blend briefly.

Blue Bumbleberry

Razzleberry Rad Smoothie – Day 1 – Seven Days of Smoothies

I am kicking off 2016 with a fun series of smoothies! The goal is to have a different one each day so that over the course of a week, you get a large variety of nutrition, fiber and phytochemicals (some of which are still being identified) from foods like richly colored fruits, raw cacao, matcha green tea, dates, berries, protein and healthy fat! Each day uses different colors and ingredients. They are all dairy free and nut free. Won’t you join me?

Day one is Razzleberry Rad! So here we go! Seven Days of Smoothies!

Day 1 - Seven Days of Smoothies - Razzleberry Rad

Razzleberry Rad Smoothie – Day 1

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Frozen Raspberries

1/3 Cup Frozen Dark Sweet Cherries

1/3 Cup Frozen Strawberries

2 Tablespoons Pom Juice Concentrate

1/4 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk

1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

2 Tablespoons Sparkling Mineral Water (or plain filtered water)

2 Tablespoons of Grass Fed Gelatin or Your Favorite Protein Powder (add after initial blending and blend just until incorporated to prevent foaming)

Blend all the ingredients together until very smooth. Then add the gelatin or protein powder and blend briefly.

Razzleberry Rad Smoothie

Razzleberry Rad Smoothie

Versatile Eat Your Veggies “Tomato” Sauce

This sauce is the bomb! My twenty year old son, Jeffrey, has a hard time eating vegetables, and he didn’t even know the amount of vegetables he was consuming when I used this sauce instead of tomato sauce in my Bolognese recipe last week. In fact, all four of the other family members sat down to dinner and inhaled the sauce.

Eat Your Veggies Tomato Sauce Collage

 

If you are eating nightshade free and miss tomatoes, this is a very versatile tomato sauce that tastes exactly like tomato sauce with a lovely full bodied consistency, but a little thicker. So, it could be used as a tomato paste substitute, or thinned down with extra broth. If tomatoes aren’t a problem for you, this is a way to get more vegetables into your meals with ease and a flavor punch.

Eat Your Veggies "Tomato" Sauce

Versatile Eat Your Veggies “Tomato” Sauce

 

The total time to make this sauce is about an hour and a half. It makes 3 1/2 cups. I like to jar the sauce in one cup containers and freeze what I am not using for later convenience. Doubling the recipe takes very little extra time, and gives you more to freeze for later.

Use this sauce straight from the jar, or use it in your favorite tomato sauce recipes measure for measure. I currently have on my list of recipes to develop with this sauce, pizza and enchiladas! The sky is the limit! Here’s the recipe:

Versatile Eat Your Veggies “Tomato” Sauce

Ingredients:

2 Cups Carrots, Peeled and Chopped

1/2 Cup Shallots, Peeled and Sliced

1 1/4 Cups Red Beets, Peeled and Diced

1 1/2 Cups Red Onion, Peeled and Diced

1/2 Cup Celery, Chopped

2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced

2 Cups Broth (Chicken, Bone Broth or Vegetable Broth)

1/2 Cup Aged Balsamic (I love this 18 Year Old, No Sugar Added, High Quality Balsamic)

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of Anchovies (Umami Guys! Don’t skip it!)

1 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

1 Teaspoon Turmeric

1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley

1 Teaspoon Dried Basil

1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Mace

1 Bay Leaf

Directions: Place 1/4 Cup of olive oil in a heavy stock pot over medium high heat. Add the Anchovy, and stir until it almost melts into the oil. Add the prepared vegetables, and cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, mix all the herbs, mace and salt together in a small bowl. After the vegetables have cooked for five minutes, add the seasoning, and stir for one minute. Add the broth, bay leaf and balsamic. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.

Remove bay leaf. Add all the ingredients to a high speed immersion blender, and blend until very smooth.

Place the sauce in jars and use within three days in the refrigerator, or freeze for later.

I would love to hear how you are using this sauce in your recipes! Stay tuned for more recipes with this sauce coming soon!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

 

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