Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food. Hippocrates

Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food. Hippocrates

Creamy Avocado Salad Recipe using Vitamix Blender

Guacamole is great but sometimes you just need more options to get some avocado in your weekly diet. Â Here is a great recipe for a avocado salad dressing. Â It’s creamy, slightly sweet, and very filling. Â Pour it over a salad and you will feel more full. Â Best of all, it’s deliciously nutritious.

Here’s an awesome Avocado Salad Dressing you can make with your Vitamix

1 whole avocado
few sprigs of cilantro
1 med. clove garlic
pinch of salt and pepper
Lemon juice – juice of 1/2 a lemon
Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
Honey 1-2 tbsp
Water

Throw it all in the Vitamix and blend it on high. Â Add water as needed to get a good salad dressing consistency.

This is one salad dressing you can afford to drench on the salad. Â You will feel full from your salad meal because of the good fats and it tastes amazing.

Raw Watermelon Soup – Vitamix Recipe

This is a great recipe for the summer months. Â Remember to try to eat seasonly. Â I’m contradicting myself here as I post this during the winter months but I couldn’t wait until the summer time so here it is:

Half of a seedless watermelon. Â Do not include the rind

1 peeled mango

1 cup sparkling grape juice

1/2 cucumber peeled

1 lime peeled

a pinch of ginger

Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix blender, start out at variable 1 and then increase the speed to 10 then to high. Â Blend until smooth.

It’s a creative way to enjoy watermelon and your taste buds will love it.  Kids will devour it.  You can freeze it and turn it into a slushy. yummy!

Green Smoothies using your Vitamix Blender

Here are some great ideas when making a green smoothie:

The key to making a great tasting green smoothie is to combine some sweet fruits with a dark leafy green.

The green that adds the most nutritional punch is Kale. Â Kale is high in fiber, and antioxidants. Â It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in the detoxification process of the body because of its high sulfur content and isothiocyanates (ITC) from glucosinolates. Â Bunch of big words but just remember its great for detoxification. Also, it is extremely high is vitamin K, A, and C to name a few other nuttirents.

By adding a little bit of kale in your fruit smoothie, you can get greater benefits from it rather than eating Kale by cooking it as some of the benefits are reduced when you cook any vegetable.

Remember a little bit goes a long way, and if you’ve never had a green smoothie, try putting a smaller amount than the recipe below and then increase as needed so you can get use to a stronger taste gradually. Â The fresh fruits in the smoothie definitely helps offset any bitterness from the fresh kale and you will actually start looking forward to your morning or mid-afternoon smoothie.

There can be many variations of fruits in the recipe below so feel free to experiment.

1 cup grapes

1 orange

1 banana

1 cup kale

1/2 pear bartlett pear

1/2 cup water

2 cups ice cubes

You can of course use other greens, spinach is really popular. Â Kale happens to my favorite for its super foods qualities.

This is also a great green smoothie recipe for weight loss as it is filling, low fat, and packed full of nutrition. Â As you supply your body with the nutrition that it needs, you will automatically have less cravings for sugar and processed foods.

Take the green smoothie challenge. Â Have a green smoothie every day for at least a week. Â Then expand that time to 30 day green smoothie challenge.

If you have a healthy smoothie recipe or any comments or suggestions, please post here.  thank you so much.

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