#SmoothieNumbers 28: Pineapple Carrot and Guava

#SmoothieNumbers 28: Pineapple Carrot Guava

Stop the press! There’s a vegetable in this #SmoothieNumber, and its barely noticeable in this tropical frozen drink of pineapples and guava juice.

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#SmoothieNumbers 27: Raspberry, Hibiscus Tea and Fresh Coconut

SmoothieNumbers 27: Raspberry, Hibiscus Tea and Fresh Coconut

In New York, most African-American festivals have a vendor chopping the tops of fresh coconuts, in which straws are inserted for a quick sip of refreshing coconut water. The heavy fruit is returned, in which the vendor splits it in half to scoop out the white flesh. Once home, thoroughly clean the pulp and chill or freeze until ready to use. For this Smoothie Number, the pulp is added to frozen raspberries and chilled hibiscus tea for a refreshing drink on a hot and humid day. The drink is tart and sweet with a subtle hint of coconut, but it has tons of vitamin C.

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#SmoothieNumbers 26: Turmeric Mango

Turmeric Mango Smoothie

A trendy, uber healthy ingredient with a long list of benefits, turmeric has a similar taste to ginger, but it’s not ginger. As a popular Indian spice, it pairs with sweet mango for a smoothie with a flavorful kick.
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Parade’s Community Table: Supercharge Smoothies into a Nutritional Powerhouse

Creamy Orange . Photo by © 2013 by Julie Morris
Creamy Orange. Photo by ©2013 by Julie Morris

For most people making smoothies, it’s throw in forgotten fruit at the bottom of a refrigerator into a blender with water, yogurt or milk. As time goes on, kale or spinach is added for more nutrients. Smoothies are healthy and fun drinks, and if you’re trying to break out of the banana, berry and/or spinach smoothie mix, Julie Morris’ “Superfood Smoothie,” will not only inspire better tasting smoothies, but it’s a chance to learn how to turn a smoothie into a nutritional powerhouse.  Continue reading Parade’s Community Table: Supercharge Smoothies into a Nutritional Powerhouse

#SmoothieNumbers 24: Raspberry Apple Cider

#SmoothieNumbers 23: Raspberry Apple Cider

#SmoothieNumbers 24: Raspberry Apple Cider’s flavor remind me of a warm day in autumn. Use any type of apple, such as a macoun or granny-smith, in this sweet and slightly tart drink.  Continue reading #SmoothieNumbers 24: Raspberry Apple Cider