Thursday, January 21, 2016

Get Healthy in 2016

If you are trying to eat healthier in 2016, Gaetana, from SatinDollCo of the Jetteam, has some delicious recipes for nutritious smoothies and infused waters.
 
 
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With each new year, comes every one's resolution to become more healthy, eat better and start to exercise. I have made these resolutions as well, but have not had much success to date. Despite that, I am going to share four quick and easy recipes for healthier drinks any time of the year.

Smoothies have been very popular for a number of years. You do not have to purchase them at a store either. Here are some recipes that you can make a home, with a blender.
 
 

 
Strawberry Banana Smoothie (serves 1 person)
 
You'll need:
-half of a banana
-9 strawberries halved
-1 cup of vanilla yogurt
-ice (6 cubes) if the strawberries aren't frozen
 
Simply blend together until the ice or frozen strawberries are completely crushed and everything is mixed together. 

 

 
Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie (serves 1 person)
 
You'll need:
-half of a banana
-9 strawberries
-1 handful of blueberries
-1 cup of vanilla yogurt
-ice (6 cubes) if the strawberries aren't frozen

Blend together until everything is mixed completely.

Tip: Never buy frozen fruit. It's extremely expensive. Try to buy fresh fruit if it is available to you. Cut the fruit immediately when you arrive at home. Rinse off the fruit and place them in a food storage bag or container. Be sure to put them in the freezer right away. By doing this, you always have fruit when you need it. Additionally,  if it's already frozen you won't have to add the ice which adds water to your smoothie.You'll be thanking me later.
Now if your not a huge water drinker, like myself,  you'll love this infused fruit water. It also kills two birds with one stone in my book. You get your daily fruit intake and the water that is the recommended allowance. You can try this with any type of fruit. Below are two examples.  

 


 
Orange Infused Water

You'll need:
 
-Cup (one shown in the picture was purchase from Walmart and includes the piece to place your fruit into.Priced around $6)
-Water
-Half orange cut into slices.

Let chill for a few hours or overnight. Drink and refill once. After the one refill throw away the fruit. Otherwise the fruit will be bitter. Orange infused water is refreshing and has a great citrus flavor.

 

Strawberry Orange Infused Water

You'll need:
-Cup (one shown in the picture was purchase from Walmart and includes the piece to place your fruit into.Priced around $6)
-Water
-Half of orange cut into slices.
-4 strawberries cut and halved

Let chill for a few hours or over night. Drink and refill once. After the one refill, throw away the fruit. If you're a lover of strawberries you'll really enjoy this one.
Our favorite drink, which is not shown,  is cucumber water. This one hands down gets us to drink plenty of water. It is the most refreshing and quenches your thirst.
Now you have no excuse to get healthy. We don't either for that matter. Get healthy, it's good for you!!

Gaetana

9 comments :

SendingLoveGallery said...

just the inspiration I need, thanks Gaetana! the smoothie looks delicious and I'm looking forward to trying your infused water recipes :)

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Agree - great inspiration!!
Loving the infused water!

Beadsme said...

I need to get one of those cups. We have them here somewhere, just love the idea of the fruit in water.

Tracy said...

YUM!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks for the delicious tips!

WanderingJewel said...

Great tips for healthy drinks

Mollie Ann said...

Delicious, beautiful, easy and good for us! Perfection!!! Thanks so much, Gaetana!

Brooke said...

Great idea, you can have a spa day at home with your own infused water:)

LoveStoneArts said...

Great ideas. I do these refreshing infused waters and yummy smoothies sometimes but I really need to follow through and use your recipes every day. I'm with you, love the cucumber infused water!