Fruity Pancake Taco

​Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie- from Yummly


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
2 smoothies
 
This delicious and healthy raspberry smoothie uses green tea instead of juice or milk for an extra boost of antioxidants!


Ingredients

1 cup green tea, chilled
1/3 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
1/2 pint raspberries (about 1 cup)
1 large frozen banana
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup ice

Instructions

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


​Healthy Pizzas for the family

​Add any additional toppings for everyone to have their very own mini heart-shaped pizzas.
from  Alexandra Hedin​

Ingredients:

Your favorite pancake batter
Whipped Cream
Cream Cheese Whipped
Add your favorite fruits:
Try sliced strawberries, blueberries, and or raspberries
almonds
granola

How to make:

Create pancakes from your favorite pancake batter, then while still warm or hot, spread on peanut butter or cream cheese.
Fold the pancake over like a taco and add whipped cream and berries. To top it off, you can add almonds or a granola topping!
Remember to hold it like a pizza and enjoy!

yield: 6-8 POPSICLES  - - prep time: 5 MINUTES - -total time: 4 HOURS 5 MINUTES                                  

Ingredients:

·         1 Cup Greek Yogurt

·         1/2 Cup Milk

·         2 tsp Honey

·         1/2 Cup Granola

·         1 Cup Berries/chopped Fruits

Directions:

1.       Mix together the milk, yogurt and 1 tsp of the honey.

2.       Divide the mixture between your popsicle molds.

3.       Place a few berries into each mold.

4.       Mix the last teaspoon of honey with the granola (you can place the honey in the microwave for 10 sec if you are struggling to mix it) and top the yogurt with a little granola mixture.

5.       Place a wooden ice cream stick into each mold and place the popsicles into the freezer for at least 4 hours before consuming.

6.       To remove the popsicles, run the mold under a little hot water until they come loose.

WATERMELON SMOOTHIE


Ingredients : 
Watermelon - 2 cups [de-seeded and chopped]

Lime juice - 2 nos [cut into halves]
Sugar - As required (optional in case watermelon isn't sweet enough)
Ice cubes (or crushed ice)

Lemons or Lemon juice


Preparation Method :
1. For preparing watermelon juice, squeeze out of the juice of the lemons and keep it aside.
2. Blend watermelon, lemon juice, sugar and crushed ice. Mix well.
3. Refreshing watermelon smoothie is ready. Serve with crushed ice / ice cubes, Garnish it with melon slice.


Berrylicious Rainbow Smoothie


Ingredients

-Strawberry Banana Smoothie:
-1½ cups frozen strawberries
-1 banana
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-1 cup milk
-Blackberry Smoothie:
-1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries
-½ banana
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-¾ cup milk
-Raspberry Smoothie:
-1 ½ cups frozen raspberries
-½ banana
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-¾ cup milk

Instructions

1. First blend the Strawberry Banana Smoothie until very thick and smooth. Distribute evenly between the three glasses.
2. Next blend the Blackberry Smoothie in the same blender until thick and smooth.
Gently top the strawberry smoothie with blackberry.
3. Repeat the process with the Raspberry smoothie.
4. Top with a straw and enjoy immediately!Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 3 from Heatherchristo.com

Ingredients

1 large slice of ham or turkey ham
8 small spinach leaves
8 cherry tomatoes
4 eggs
 
1 matchbox-size piece of cheese
4 slices of bread, toasted, buttered and cut into dippers to eat with them

Directions

switch the oven on to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. 
Put 4 ramekins in front of you. Cut the ham and spinach into strips with your scissors. Put some in each ramekin.
Squash the cherry tomatoes into a bowl using your fingers. 
Spoon 2 tomatoes and some juices into each ramekin.
Break an egg into a bowl. Scoop out any pieces of shell with a spoon, then tip the egg carefully into the ramekin. 
Do the same with the other 3 eggs.
Grate the cheese and sprinkle some on top of each egg. 
Place them in the oven on an oven tray for 15-18 minutes or until the egg white has set.

HEALTHY HABITS

Pomegranate Vanilla  - Post Workout Smoothie​


​Ingredients

¼ cup pomegranate juice
½ cup frozen raspberries
2 tsp raw honey
½ cup almond-coconut blend milk (unsweetened, carrageenan free)
½ cup fresh pineapple
1 scoop vanilla whey protein, grass-fed
2 tsp shredded coconut, unsweetened
Ice as desired 

Instructions

Combine pomegranate juice, raspberries, and raw honey.

Secure lid and blend.

Pour into the bottom of a glass.
Combine milk, pineapple, whey protein, coconut, and ice.

Secure lid and blend.
Pour over the raspberry mixture and lightly stir. Enjoy!


SWEET GREENS (DAY 1 DALLAS FAVORITE!)


1/2 cup of vanilla low-fat greek yogurt + 1/2 cup of spinach + 1/2 cup kale 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries ​+ ice (as needed)


INSTRUCTIONS

Blend until smooth

Easy Breakfast Yogurt Popsicles

​[kid friendly]

This vibrant, tangy smoothie is the perfect way to kickstart to your day.

Ingredients -

8 fl oz  cranberry juice
1⁄2 cup water
1 1⁄2 cups red cabbage
1  banana
1⁄2 cup fresh raspberries
1 Greek yogurt, vanilla (5.3 oz)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup ice cubes


Instructions

​Blend until smooth

HEALTHY DRINKING

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN PANCAKES

​Triple Berry Punch Bowl Cake

Source:  A Tracey original


Ingredients : 
Watermelon - 2 cups [de-seeded and chopped]

Lime juice - 2 nos [cut into halves]
Sugar - As required (optional in case watermelon isn't sweet enough)
Ice cubes (or crushed ice)

Lemons or Lemon juice


Preparation Method :
1. For preparing watermelon juice, squeeze out of the juice of the lemons and keep it aside.
2. Blend watermelon, lemon juice, sugar and crushed ice. Mix well.
3. Refreshing watermelon smoothie is ready. Serve with crushed ice / ice cubes, Garnish it with melon slice.


​Set a aside a few berries to use as garnish for the top of the cake.
In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, whipped topping, evaporated milk, and powdered sugar; stir until well combined and smooth. Using a serrated bread knife or your fingers, cut or tear the angel food cake into small pieces. Add cake pieces to the sour cream mixture and mix well. Draw an 'x' across the top of the bowl of cake mixture by dragging a spoon across the mixture, roughly dividing it into fourths (you'll use 1/4 of the cake mixture for each layer of the punch bowl cake).
Place 1/4 of the cake mixture in the bottom of a glass punch bowl or other large glass bowl. Top the cake layer evenly with the sliced strawberries.
Spread 1/4 of the cake mixture on top of the strawberries. Sprinkle the cake evenly with the fresh blueberries.
Spread 1/4 of the cake mixture on top of the blueberries. Sprinkle the cake evenly with the fresh raspberries.
Top the layer of raspberries with the remaining 1/4 of the cake mixture. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans and garnish with reserved berries, if desired.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.

BAKED DIPPY EGGS ​[kid friendly]

Serves 5 to 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You’ll Need
– ½ cup butter, divided (¼ cup melted)
– ½ cup brown sugar
– 1 – 20-ounce can pineapple slices
– 2-½ cups all-purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons baking powder
– 2 tablespoons baking soda
– ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
– 2-½ cups whole milk
– ½ cup granulated sugar
– ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– Maraschino cherries

How To

Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt ¼ cup butter and the brown sugar. Add the pineapple rings and cook until caramelized.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
In a small bowl, combine and mix the milk, granulated sugar and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just-combined and no lumps remain. Add the other ¼ cup melted butter and mix well.
Lightly grease the preheated griddle and wipe away any excess oil. Using a ⅓-cup measuring cup, portion out pancake batter onto the hot griddle. Place a pineapple ring in the center of the batter, press down gently, and add a Maraschino cherry to the center of each ring.
Allow the pancakes to cook until bubbles form along the top of the batter. Flip and cook the other side until pancakes are golden brown and cooked inside.
Serve pineapple side-up and drizzle with the remaining brown-sugar glaze.Fun and delicious! Of course, this method also works with whatever pancake recipe, mix or batter you want. Just fry them up with the pineapple rings and cherries, and enjoy! What do you think? Have you ever had pineapple upside down pancakes before?

​Healthy eating is about feeling great, having more energy, improving your outlook, and stabilizing your mood. It's not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. But by using these recipes, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create a tasty, varied, and healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body.


TRY THESE RECIPES!

​Kale Sunrise Green Smoothie 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups coconut water (or filtered water)
1 large ripe pear
1 medium ripe banana
1 orange, peeled and any seeds removed
1 cup pineapple chunks
8 medium kale leaves
1 cup ice

Instructions:

For high speed blender: Place ingredients in blender in the order listed.  Start on low, turning to high until totally blended.


For regular blender: Puree coconut water and kale.  Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Makes about 5 1/2 cups, or 2-3 large servings​

Paving the way to a healthier you!

Avenue Health

RAINBOW SMOOTHIE FOR SPRING


​Ingredients:

RED LAYER

·         1 frozen banana

·         1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

·         1/2 cup frozen raspberries

·         1/2 cup frozen strawberries

·         water or liquid for blending

ORANGE LAYER

·         1 frozen banana

·         1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

·         1/2 cup frozen peaches

·         1 small orange

·         1/4 cup frozen mango

·         water or liquid for blending

YELLOW LAYER

·         2 frozen bananas

·         1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

·         1 cup frozen pineapple

·         water or liquid for blending

GREEN LAYER

·         2 frozen bananas

·         1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

·         1 handful (or more) spinach

·         1 cup frozen pineapple

·         water or liquid for blending

BLUE LAYER

·         2 frozen bananas

·         1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

·         1 cup frozen pineapple

·         small amount of blue food coloring

·         water or liquid for blending

PURPLE LAYER

·         1 frozen banana

·         1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

·         1 cup frozen mixed berries

·         water or liquid for blending

MAGENTA LAYER

·         1 frozen banana

·         1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain

·         1/2 cup sliced beets

·         1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries

 

Directions:

FOR EACH SMOOTHIE

1.       Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.

2.       Transfer the smoothie to a bowl or container, rinse the blender and prep the next smoothie.