Posted in Nutrition, Smoothie, Weight Loss, Wellness

Strawberry Lemon Italian Ice Smoothie

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This dazzlingly mixed fruit puree from Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris is a mighty refreshing summer treat. In the book it is named Strawberry Chamomile. I had to try it just because it had two of my favorite flavors in the title. However, my taste buds, say it reminds them of younger days when I scooped up frozen strawberry lemon Italian Ice into my mouth with that small wooden shaped spoon thing that came with the package.
I will be making this many times. Not just because it is delicious, but my picky friend and his not so picky teen children favorited it. Love it when I can pack nutrition in like this.

I made a cup of Chamomile tea the night before I planned to make this smoothie and made enough to store in the fridge to add to this Strawberry concoction. Morris writes, “The slightly sweet and floral flavor of chamomile is a gorgeous match for bright, juicy strawberries.”

MAKE 2 – 16 OUNCE SERVINGS

2 CUPS Frozen Strawberries  – excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, and also contain decent amounts of folate (B9) and potassium. Very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, and may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control)

1/2 CUP Dried White Mulberries – They provide unusually high levels of protein and iron for a fruit, and are also a rich source of vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants

1 3/4 CUPS Brewed Chamomile Tea (Chilled) – small amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluoride, folate and vitamin A

2 TABLESPOONS Freshly squeezed lemon juice – Lemons are very rich in vitamin C, and are also a decent source of potassium and vitamin B6.

2 TABLESPOONS Chia Seeds – loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients and antioxidants.

Sweetener, to taste (optional)

SUPERFOOD BOOST – For a vitamin C boost. Add 1/2 teaspoon of camu berry powder

Blend the strawberries, mulberries, tea, and lemon juice together until smooth. Stop the blender, taste, and add desired sweetener if needed. Add chia seeds, and give the blender a second quick whirl, just to mis the ingredients. (Incorporating the chia seeds at the end allows the smoothie to retain a smoother texture.)

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Any questions, comments, etc, I love to know. Please let me know in the comments.

So long for now my friends. ❤

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Author:

Hello, It is so nice to meet you. I am an Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Health Coach Graduate. I am impassioned about living and teaching others to live a balanced, wholesome life. I will show you how to nourish your body with healthy food and loving thoughts. There was a time I struggled with a debauched body image. Jumping from one failing fad diet to another, thinking none of my dreams will come true because I did not fit in a size 2. It really bugs the heck out of me knowing others also think like this and like me have probably wasted so much time worrying how others or how we viewed, say our butt. Instead we should have been freely relishing in fun or soaking in essential happenings, getting the most out of life. I want to strongly convey from here and beyond what real beautiful body image is. There are a few aspects to this. One is to show you how to keep a fantastic figure by adding real satisfying delicious nutritious foods to your diet that will have you glowing from the inside out. Also, but not any less important are, I want to clarify how these foundations support a well balanced self: finding and participating in fun fitting active activities, having loving communicative relationships, enjoying a harmonious career, comforting spirituality, enticing hobbies, etc.

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