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Sunshine Ginger Smoothie

 

 

imageStay healthy, boost the immune system, and keep the body energized with this super delicious and excellent source of “Vitamin C” packed Fruity Sunshine Ginger Smoothie. The delightful taste of your favorite mixed fruits like papaya, strawberries,plums, apple and pineapple with a piece of super anti-oxidant fighting ginger, a generous amount of honey and a huge shot of Orange Juice with the super added touch of my all time favorite “TURMERIC POWDER” all blended together. This is a smoothie that is close to impossible not to try out.

Things we should know about the “Influenza Season” also known as “flu” season. The timing of a flu is close to impossible to predict, it’s some what very unpredictable because the “flu” season varies in different parts of the country  and from season to season. The most common seasonal flu typically arrives between October and May. In parts of the world the common peaks of the flu season is around December and February.

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It’s also very different to predict how/what the flu season will be like. The “FLU” season as mentioned before is very unpredictable in numerous ways. Flu season comes around every year, the flu spreads every year, but it’s very difficult to determine the timing, the severity and the duration of the season. Again, all these common factors varies from one year to another.

Some of the most common symptoms of the flu are:

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills.
  • Cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headaches.
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

 

“What should we do to protect ourselves from the flu season”

There are many different options we are given to protect ourselves from the flu. One of the most common recommended yearly by our doctors, pharmacist and health officials is the “flu vaccine” . The vaccination is for everyone from 6 months and older, this has to be the first and foremost important step in protecting ourselves against the flu. Health officials announce it every year that we should start getting vaccinated as soon as the flu vaccine becomes available. Normally, these vaccines are ready and available by Mid-October and the best part now about these “flu vaccines” is that they’re “FREE” at least where I live in Canada. Also, they’re no longer  just available at the doctor’s office, these vaccines are readily available to be taken at many pharmacies, community health centers and flu clinics.

There are many other preventive things we can do to stay healthy and protected this flu season:

  • get your flu shot early
  • wash your hands often
  • avoid touching your eyes and face
  • do not share personal items such as drinking cups
  • cover your cough or sneeze
  • do the fist bump instead of shaking hands

These are facts and information that is readily always available to use through our local health centers, doctors office, pharmacy and the internet. I have also read up on many different factors relating to the “flu season”, “Influenza”, prevention, and also participated in classroom sessions learning about the prevention and protection. I believe that the number one protection and prevention starts at home. 🙂

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I’ve shared many different smoothie and drink recipes that will help you stay protected, help boost the immune system and energize the body to stay protected all throughout the season. Be sure to try out some of these everyday smoothies; Orange Immune Booster JuiceFruity Turmeric SmoothieCold Buster Ginger-Turmeric Drink, and Tropical Turmeric Smoothie.

 

Fruity Ginger Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Fruity Ginger Smoothie

Vitamin C packed stay healthy Fruity Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup - frozen Mixed Fruits - papaya, pineapple, strawberry, plum and apple
  • 1/2- 1 inch piece - Ginger; chopped into small chucks
  • 1 tbsp. - honey
  • 1 tsp. - turmeric powder
  • 1 cup - orange juice

Instructions

Blend all together into a nice smooth consistency and enjoy!

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Pineapple Pear Avocado and Orange Juice Smoothie

Pineapple Pear Avocado and Orange Juice Smoothie – The perfect start to your morning!

 

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The perfect drink to start your day has got to be a nice tall glass of freshly blended Pineapple Pear Avocado and Orange Juice Smoothie. Nice ripe bosc pear , ripe avocado and frozen chunks of pineapple with a huge splash of orange juice all blended together into a nice smooth smoothie. What more do you want? A complete refreshing, tasty and healthy drink to energize your morning.

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I love my morning tea the really Indian Chia, who doesn’t? 🙂 But, this week I had decided to change things up by starting my day with a nice glass of freshly made smoothie or juices. So far I’m enjoying it a lot. First, thing in the morning the body needs to be energized and I find that tea (chai) helps me wake up, but doesn’t always make me feel refreshed. With all the different smoothies that I’ve been making the body not only feels refreshed, but make me feel like the body is getting cleansed at the same time. A wonderful feeling! 🙂

Smoothies are a regular in my house, I pack a huge bottle everyday for my husband so he can enjoy that same freshness for an early morning snack or a great afternoon snack. After school, my kids get to enjoy the same great tasting smoothie. I honestly will share that some days some of the smoothies don’t taste the greatest due to the nature of the fruit or vegetable. We have learned to put all that bad vibe aside and have started just to enjoy the goodness of these smoothie. Yes! also my kids enjoy it a lot …sometimes to the point where their want more and more. Makes me feel good ! 🙂

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Pineapple Pear Avocado and Orange Juice Smoothie is a super simple and totally healthy drink. It’s quick to make, but there is one little secret that I makes this smoothie super tasty. Be sure to use only ripe “Bosc Pear” and let your “Avocado” ripen up …not to the point where it turn dark brown inside, but till it’s nice and soft on the outer core, and green on the inside. I used frozen pineapple chunks in this recipe and avoided the ice cubes and added a huge amount of orange juice to balance out the sweetness. This smoothie is a bit sweet but more over to the tangier side and the color is a nice mellow yellow.

Be sure to try it out and let me know what you think. Also check out some of my other wonderful smoothies to start your day off; Mango Pineapple SmoothieKale Mango Berry SmoothieSummertime Mix Fruit Smoothie and lots more at Smoothie/Juices/Drinks.

 

Pineapple Pear Avocado and Orange Juice Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3-4

Pineapple Pear Avocado and Orange Juice Smoothie

Super delicious and healthy Pineapple Pear Avocado with Orange Juice Smoothie to start your day!

Ingredients

  • 2 - Ripe Bosc Pear; peeled, seeded
  • 1 - large ripe Avocado; peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup - frozen Pineapples
  • 2 cups - Orange Juice
  • 1 cup - Cold water

Instructions

Combine all ingredients into a blended and blend til a nice smooth consistency reached.

Pour into desired glass and serve cold

Notes

If not using frozen pineapple then add in 1 cup of ice cubes

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Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

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It’s summertime and like I say, there’s nothing more delicious than a nice fresh fruity smoothie to enjoy. The sun is shining and the temperature is soaring hot at 35 Celsius, sitting outside in my backyard patio, swinging  away on my grande swing enjoying this absolutely delicious soothing and refreshing cold glass of Mango Pineapple Smoothie. What more do you? Life is great ! 🙂

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I like to believe that during summertime we should take full advantage of all the nice fresh fruits that are available to us and in season. This refreshing “Mango Pineapple Smoothie” was made with fresh in season Indian Mangoes called “Badami”  also known as “Baiganpally Mango” these mangoes are grown in the southern states on India like Karnataka. These mangoes are large in size and when naturally ripened they’re absolutely sweet and tasty.

Pineapples also known as “ananas” is another fruit that originated from India also, but now is widely grown in South & Central America right to the West Indies. It’s considered a tropical fruit, that is grown year after year and is a drought-tolerant plant. Pineapples are widely grown during the months of March to June. The similarity of the two fruits used in this smoothie is that their both around widely during the months of March to June.

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The best part of this revitalizing and refreshing smoothie is that it only takes three ingredients. Mangoes, Pineapples and lots of ice or cold water all blended into smooth smoothie and ready in seconds.  Really ! that’s it  no mess, no hard work and you have a great delicious smoothie ready to enjoy.

Fresh fruits are always the best, but no worries if that’s not available then us frozen works the same and taste the same. For this particular recipe I also cheated I had the fresh sweet over ripen Badami Mangoes, but ran out of the pineapple, so I used frozen Pineapple Chucks (sorry) 🙂

 

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 3

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

A refreshing & revitalizing delicious Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 - Large Badami Mangoes; Peeled and cut into large chucks
  • 2 cups - Pineapple Chucks (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup - Ice
  • 1 cup - Cold water

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a blender; blend till a nice smooth consistency has been reached.

Pour into desired glass, top with a few smaller cut chucks of pineapple and mango.

Enjoy

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Be sure to check out some of my other absolutely healthy, delicious and refreshing smoothies; Fruity Treasure SmoothieKale Mango Berry SmoothieMango Melody Smoothie and Summertime Mix Fruit Smoothie.

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Fruity Treasure Smoothie

 

Fruity Treasure Smoothie –  Using Kesar Mangoes

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This healthy delicious and easy Fruity Treasure Smoothie will help you start your day in a nutritious way. It’s made with the goodness of fresh Alphonso mangoes , Kesar Mangoes, peaches, pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk and honey the hidden treasures.

 

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I also used another very famous mango called “Kesar Mango” in this smoothie. As described by “YumMangoes.in” “Kesar variety of mangoes are considered to be one of the best mangoes, which are famous for their fruit quality, attractiveness fruit and pulp colour, taste & good shelf life. Kesar mangoes are mostly grown in Gujarat, Western India. Kesar Mangoes are commonly known as the queen of Mangoes. This variety is slightly smaller in size as compared to the Alphonso mango variety but offers a unique taste.”

The best part of making this smoothie is that a lot of these fruits are in season right now, so it’s more affordable. Instead of using frozen you can opt out and use fresh fruits with even more of the goodness in the fruit. The more berries in our diet the healthier fibers and antioxidants we get. Mangoes, peaches and pineapple and coconut give it that tropical summer taste, few ingredients, but a worthwhile indulgences.

 

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I like to add half coconut milk and half water to make the consistency a bit more liquid…that’s just the way me and family like it. This time I’ve used fresh fruits which I had previous washed and freeze.  I like to use frozen fruits cause I can make it right away by placing everything into the blender and enjoy it instantly ! Delicious cold Fruity Treasure Smoothie.

 

For more delicious and super easy smoothies be sure to check out: Fruity Green Tropical Smoothie, Spinach & Arugula Smoothie, Mix Berry Burst Smoothie, Mango Melody or Mango Banana Milkshake.

Fruity Treasure Smoothie Recipe:

Fruity Treasure Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2-3

Fruity Treasure Smoothie

Delicious and super easy morning breakfast Fruity Treasure Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe Mangoes – peeled and cut in cuts (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups – Mixed Fruits (pineapple, peach, strawberries) – fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup – Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1 tbsp. – honey or sugar (optional)

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a blender, blend on high speed until a smooth consistency reached. If you choose to make it a bit more liquid consistency than add more cold water to your preference.

Pour into your desired glass and Enjoy!

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Mango Melody Smoothie

 

Mango Melody Smoothie

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Mango Melody Smoothie is part of my Alphonso Mango Marathon Series. This is a divine super tasty smoothie it’s got the absolute delicious taste of Alphonso Mangoes, Strawberries, Pineapple, Peaches and Honeydew Melon with large shoot of Almond Milk. A must try Smoothie!

Indian Alphonso Mangoes are around for a short season, so I believe that we should enjoy them completely for the full season. They are also one of the most expensive mangoes, but I believe its money well spent. Worth every penny ! Once again, I feel very luck and blessed that all these delicious Indian mangoes are available to me and my family. My husband and kids enjoy it through out the complete mango season.

“Alphonso mango is known as the “King of mango” because of its delicious tropically fruity sweet taste and juicy saffron/golden colored non-fibrous tender texture of its flesh. It has a significantly thinner more shiny skin”.

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If you are a fan of these delicious Indian Alphonso Mangoes then be sure to check out some of my other recipes: Mango Lassi, Mast Mango Kulfi, Mango Banana Milkshake and Summertime Mix Fruit Smoothie.

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Mango Melody Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2-3

Delicious summertime sweet smoothie.....

Ingredients

  • 3 Indian Alphonso Mangoes - peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup - mixed frozen fruits (strawberries, pineapples, peaches, grapes and honeydew Melon)
  • 1 1/2 cup - Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp - granulated sugar
  • 1 cup - cold water

Instructions

Into a blender add in all of the ingredients and blend to a complete smooth consistency. If you like your smoothie a bit more liquid consistency then add more cold water.

Pour into your desired glass and Enjoy!

Notes

Sugar is optional, but it will offset any of the flat taste from the other fruits.

If not using frozen Fruits then substitute cold water for ice cubes.

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