November 17, 2010

A Burst of Piña!

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I apologize for the absence of recipes! Since I have last posted I have spent some time living in Costa Rica where I lived with a family in the eastern part of the Limón. It was beautiful and one of my favorite parts about it was all of the fresh fruit whenever you wanted! It was everywhere. I also had enough pineapple to last me a lifetime but I continue to crave pineapple (Piña)!!! So today I have decided that a nice pineapple blend would be perfect. You will need:

  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 large banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple or apple juice

and here are you Directions!!!

  1. Place ice cubes, pineapple, banana, and pineapple juice into the bowl of a blender. Puree on high until smooth.

***Recipe from


February 23, 2010


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I might have a sweet tooth when it comes to a smoothie, that is why today I am going to invite you to dig that ice cream tub out of your freezer and put it to good use. Take out your blender and throw in two bananas, some milk, berries (preferably strawberries) and throw them in. Take a fruity or vanilla ice cream and add a few scoops… if you like your smoothies more liquidy poor a little milk in! It won’t hurt! Blend it up and serve! Enjoy!

January 31, 2010

A Fruity Start To Your Day!

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Sometimes waking up is hard, when breakfast sounds unappealing, but that is about to change. I am not a morning person but when I wake up early and have a smoothie everything changes. Real fruit smoothies offer so much. Fruit is a natural energy booster and very healthy. If your tired in the morning, it doesn’t take much energy to throw in: 1 banana, a cup of fresh blueberries, and a handful of raspberries, some protein powder if wanted or necessary and add any more fruit that you like, no need to add any sugar because the fruit offers enough natural sweetness and it just makes it even healthier without sugar! Blend it up and serve! I’m sure you will feel healthier and happier!

January 1, 2010


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On a cold winter’s day, nothing can be better than a hot chocolate with a movie and snuggling in the warmth of our homes. Please do your self a favor and make a hot chocolate, add some whipped cream if wanted, relax and hurray for a brand new year!

December 12, 2009


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It’s so cold out. It is now the time of season to spend your weekends sitting by a warm fire, and enjoying the snow (if your near any). Tea is always so good, but a sweeter beverage would have to be a warm mug of hot chocolate with some melted marsh mellows or a dap of whipped cream. I highly advise you to make some hot chocolate right now and just enjoy it. Make the winter enjoyable, sweet and warm! Enjoy!

December 10, 2009

Candy Cane Cocoa!

Filed under: Uncategorized — leilarader @ 4:30 am

It’s the time of the season, where everything is frozen over, the fires are going and a warm drink is the key to a happy winter day. What could be better than a sweet Candy Cane Cocoa! The recipe is easy and the outcome will be warm and yummy. Here is the ingredients and I found this at: 4 cups milk

3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

4 peppermint candy canes, crushed

1 cup whipped cream

4 small peppermint candy canes (had some sugar if you’re a sweet tooth and need that extra boost. Enjoy a cozy and warm winter!

October 28, 2009


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strawberry ice cream!Hopefully you are staying warm in this cold weather, and be careful not to catch a cold. I know a smoothie would not be a solution to that, but they still taste good as long as your warm, and indoors! Try this, take some strawberry ice cream (preferably organic) add milk, a banana, raspberries and some honey, blend it up and that is one good tasting thing! Enjoy and tell me if you liked it!

October 26, 2009

Pineapple…. yumm!

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 Pineapple Smoothie!I am dedicating this post to a friend of mine, Pat. He attempted to make a pineapple smoothie last weekend but had a few difficulties; hopefully this will help him out a little bit. First of all, it says a half a cup of frozen pineapple chunks (not a whole can)! And here is how to make it. Get a blender; add 2 cups of lemonade, 1 cup of lemon yogurt, 1 1/2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks and 1 cup of pineapple sherbet. Put all of these ingredients into a blender and blend on low for 1 minute and high on the next minute…or until smooth, serve, drink and enjoy!

October 8, 2009


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I am showing you a quick video about how to make a quick, but very healthy smoothie. This smoothie is best in the morning to give you that extra boost of vitamins and all that good stuff! Enjoy!

September 25, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — leilarader @ 12:49 am

SMOOTHIE!How about some tropical flavors in this hot weather? I have found this website and it posted an article just about smoothies! They all sound so great but I think this one pretty much beats the rest right now… A jungle smoothie. I think that sounds divine, but here is the link so that you can look at ALL of these fantastic smoothie recipes:

I hope you enjoy them. Here is the jungle smoothie:

1 medium peeled mango, seeded and diced

1 medium ripe papaya, peeled and diced

1 medium kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 ripe banana

1 cup lowfat plain or vanilla yogurt

ground cloves

Place all fruits in blender or food processor. Add yogurt. Cover and blend until smooth. If youlike a thinner smoothie, use 1/2 cup lowfat milk and 1/2 cup yogurt instead of 1 cup yogurt. Add a sprinkle of ground cloves to top when serving.

I will continue posting different websites and I will also post some more of my own in the future, again, if you have any comments or suggestions I love to here it! I also appreciate some of YOUR own recipes if you are willing to share! It would be so nice! Thank you!

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