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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!

http://myfoodforthesoul.com/sunshine-ginger-smoothie/

 

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Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie | Delicious Smoothie made with the goodness of Fresh Yellow & White Turmeric

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Falls finally arrived, with all the leaves on the trees changing colors. The sun still shining bright with a light breeze in the air. With all these changes our body needs to start changing with the seasons also. We need to equip our immune system to start fighting the nasty winter colds, flu’s and all other viruses.

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie is exactly one of those drinks that’s power packed with all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and super foods that help the immune system fight. This smoothie has a great mix of assorted fruits, white and yellow turmeric, yogurt, honey and orange juice to give it that exact immune boosting energy.

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Fresh Turmeric comes in two different varieties. First, is a very nice vibrant yellow/orange color which is also known as “lili haldi” in Gujarati. The second is a white turmeric also known as “amba haldi” in Gujarati which somewhat resembles ginger, but both of these turmeric are considered to be the world’s healthiest foods. These turmeric are used to help treat many chronic diseases and help relieve and cure the common cold. Turmeric is mostly found all over India and now it’s widely found in Indian, Chinese and some other Middle Eastern grocery stores, this particular root also known in other languages as:

AMBA HALDI is also known as Curcura Aromatica.
In Hindi…………AmaHaldi or Amba Haldi
In Marathi …….Ame Haldi
In Malayalam…Mannayinai
In Tamil………..Arukamleke
It is also called as Mango ginger.

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Yellow and white turmeric can also be used for cooking, making pickle (achar), healing sick stomach aches, help remove skin bruises due to burns and help reduce the common cold.

My mom has always been big on haldi (turmeric), as a child I remember soon as we got sick with the common sneezing or cough she would make us a huge bowl of warm haldi (turmeric) and ghee (butter) milk and with absolutely no choice had to finish it up! 🙂  I have to say this,which I’ve never mentioned but will do so today after all these years …..But the honest truth is that I never admitted to her that her haldiwala milk always did the trick and relieved and soothed the cold and helped with the nasty hacky cough. Now as a parent myself I use the same tricks on my kids.

Be sure to try out this excellent delicious and healthy smoothie and also be sure to try out some of my other super nutritious and power packed smoothies to help rejuvenate your health. Cold Buster Ginger-Turmeric DrinkTropical Turmeric SmoothieOrange Immune Booster Juice.

 

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Super Nutritious and Healthy Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup - Mix fresh/frozen fruits of your choice
  • 1 ripe - Banana
  • 1"piece - peeled Yellow Haldi (lili haldi)
  • 1"piece - peeled White Haldi (amba haldi)
  • 2 tbsp.- plain yogurt
  • 2 cups - Orange Juice
  • 1 tbsp. - honey
  • 1/2 cup - ice cubes

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a large blender jar; blend til a nice smooth consistency has been reached. (5-8 mins)

Pour into desired glass and enjoy!

Notes

If fresh turmeric not available can be substitued with haldi (turmeric) powder. (2 tsp)

http://myfoodforthesoul.com/fruity-turmeric-smoothie/

 

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Kiwi Berry Banana Smoothie

Kiwi Berry Banana Smoothie | A Tropical Paradise Smoothie

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Kiwi Berry Banana Smoothie, a nice mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries blended together with ripe bananas and kiwis with the added touch of a spoon full of honey to create the perfect tropical paradise. This smoothie has also an added touch of Organic Vegan Protein Powder to help balance out our daily protein intake. All natural flavors of fruits and added touch of honey with a splash of tangerine lemonade is a guaranteed super satisfier for the healthy tummy. 🙂

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I love to travel, but unfortunately it’s not always possible. So, I say no worries and that’s when I decide to bring the Tropical Paradise to me in my very own back yard. There’s nothing better than the Tropical Paradise feeling. On a nice sunny hot summer day, turn the back yard into your very own paradise resort, turn up the music, put on your nice summer attire, bring out all the tropical fruits, invite some of your close friends and family members and prepare this super-duper delicious Kiwi Berry Banana Smoothie.

It’s not always about the tropical fruits, it’s the flavors and taste that bring out the true tropical desire in smoothies. This special smoothie Kiwi Berry Banana is not just delicious it’s super healthy. I’ve added in a special ingredient called Organic Vegan Protein Powder . Being a complete vegetarian I find that me and my family sometimes lack protein in our everyday food diet. So to substitute that missing protein I add a little bit of the Organic Vegan Protein Powder to our smoothies to balance things out. I’ve noticed that every protein powder has different effect on our bodies, so it’s always wise to read the label and always to start off with small portions of protein powder and alternate days. **This is just from my own personal experiences** 🙂

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This once again is a super easy and quick smoothie to prepare early morning or for a great afternoon snack. Fresh or frozen fruits work perfect, I have used frozen berries, which I had originally bought fresh from our farmers market and froze them. Ripe spotty bananas and nice soft ripe kiwis. I’ve also added in a spoon full of honey to balance out the sweetness, cup full of Tropicana Lemonade with tangerine and the secret ingredient Organic Vegan Protein Powder. 

Be sure to check out many more delish smoothies that can be prepared super quick and super easy and taste awesome: Spinach Kiwi Fruit SmoothiePineapple Pear Avocado and Orange Juice SmoothieMango Pineapple Smoothie and for more click here – Smoothies & Drinks.

 

Kiwi Berry Banana Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2-3

Kiwi Berry Banana Smoothie

Super quick and easy healthy Kiwi Berry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups - fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 2 - Ripe Kiwis - peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 - Ripe Bananas - peeled
  • 1 tbsp. - Honey
  • 1 cup - Tropicana Lemonade with Tangerine ( Orange juice also works great)
  • 1 tbsp. - Organic Vegan Protein Powder (optional)
  • 1 cup - water/ice

Instructions

Place all ingredients into blender and blend for 5-6 minutes till a nice smooth consistency has been reached.

Pour into desired glass and serve chilled.

http://myfoodforthesoul.com/kiwi-berry-banana-smoothie/

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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

http://myfoodforthesoul.com/pineapple-pear-avocado-and-orange-juice-smoothie/

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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

http://myfoodforthesoul.com/mango-pineapple-smoothie/

 

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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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