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Wednesday, January 24, 2018


"What Are We Juicing?"
Pina Colada Keifir Smoothie (non-dairy)

It's juicing/blending Tuesday! I know today is not Tuesday it's hump day Wednesday.  Well, actually I made it yesterday, technically Tuesday.  Does that count for something?  Juicing or blending can be for any day but there are those who likes to have a specific day to set aside for this task.  Yes, juicing can be a task.  Literally, with prepping and clean up. It is work but beneficial.

So, what are we juicing/blending?

"Pina Colada" keifir smoothie with a healthy boost twist.  The twist to this particular smoothie are the two ingredients that heals the body from within.  My power boosters are, fresh organic turmeric root (actually grown from Thailand by my aunt) and organic spirulina powder.  

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice root that fights inflammation, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and bacteria. 

Spirulina is a blue green algae rich in protein, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins that can help protect DNA cells from damage, boost immune system, protects against liver damage, and anticancer properties.
  • Amino acids (protein)
  • Vitamin E, B1 thiamin, B2 riboflavin, B3 niacin
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid)
  • Beta-carotene
You can barely taste the turmeric or spirulina due to the sweetness of the ripe mangoes with the hint flavor of coconut milk and a touch of coconut oil lingering in the back of your mouth.  Yum. Yum. 

Why book a flight to an island to get a nice refreshing cool Pina Colada? 

You can make one right at home.  Lets' get started so we can sit back and relax like we are at the beach on an island.

Just about ready to blend

  • 1 small turmeric root
  • 1 tablespoon of organic chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of organic spirulina
  • 1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil
  • 1 scoop of organic pea protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of fresh pineapples (including core) *or 1 cup of pineapples
  • 1 fresh ripe mango 
  • 1 cup of frozen mango

Now ready to blend

  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut water keifir (liquid probiotic)
Blend away!

Coconut water keifir

*Keifir cultures are excellent for the digestive system.

It is high in probiotics and super beneficial.

Now, was that easy?  Yes! 

Pina Colada Keifir Smoothie
Ready to Drink!


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