Category: BEVERAGES

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

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Homemade Strawberry infused Lemonade

Homemade Strawberry infused Lemonade

Who doesn’t love a tall glass of cool, refreshing, and most delicious lemonade, particularly over the late spring or summer time? There is nothing more refreshing, don’t you agree?! I have been asked last year to post a recipe for my strawberry infused lemonade after sharing […]

Matcha, Banana, Mango and Kale Smoothie

Matcha, Banana, Mango and Kale Smoothie

Homemade Healthy Matcha, Banana, Mango and Kale Smoothie Recipe

Healthy, delicious and refreshing…

Those 3 words pop into my head after tasting this combo. I usually make triple the amount because my whole family loves smoothies, and we love to experiment with different flavors.

This simple smoothie is full of amazing beneficial health properties. It’s a perfect breakfast, snack or after workout beverage.

My family and I just love a good smoothie. Actually, I make smoothies often not only as a refreshing summer beverage but also after our workout or as a replacement for a snack.

It is just wonderful and so healthy when you make your own. I just enjoy experimenting with different flavors, as well.

Homemade Healthy Matcha, Banana, Mango and Kale Smoothie Recipe

It might me be just nerdy me, but adding a blend of different fruits and see what’s working is just amazing.

You can add yogurt, milk, jice or just water. Use a real sugar or make it sugar free with stevia. There is so many options

It’s a nutritious drink and I already said delicious. It’s just perfect to drink it in the morning, or after a workout. Or perhaps as an alternative healthy snack-beverage.

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If you do try this one, please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking and make sure to use hashtag #sandraseasycooking because I would love to see it and share with my audience and it is awesome feedback as well.

Thank you guys so much for all your support and love. I wouldn’t be able to do this without you all so Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will continue to work hard and create delicious recipes just for yall.

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Matcha, Banana, Mango, and Kale Smoothie

Course Drinks
Keyword smoothie, healthy, breakfast,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 SERVING
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 cup Kale
  • 2 teaspoons Premium Green Tea Powder Matcha
  • 1 cup Ice cubes
  • 10 FL Oz Almond milk Cashew, soy or regular milk works too
  • Sweeten to taste

Seeds:

  • FFlaxseedor Chia seeds or any on hand.

Instructions

  1. Place everything in your blender.
  2. Blend for a minute or two or until everything is smooth.

Recipe Notes

I use Blendtec® Classic 575 Blender but made it before in NutriBullet. If you don’t eat mango, replace it with cantaloupe or pineapple. Replace Kale with Spinach, and yes, you may use frozen spinach.

Strawberry, Blackberry Banana & Pineapple Smoothie

Strawberry, Blackberry Banana & Pineapple Smoothie

Healthy Strawberry, Blackberry Banana & Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Kale, Aloe Vera, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie 

Kale, Aloe Vera, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie 

Kale, Aloe Vera, Banana, and Strawberry Smoothie 

Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte

Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte

Yuanyang, Coffee and Tea Latte

You might hear it as a Kopi Cham, or simply as sweetened Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte. Whichever way you call it, it is with certainty a very delicious beverage.

Well, It appears after googling about Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte, that it got its name from beautiful Mandarin ducks called Yuan-yang.

It represents a symbol of conjugal love in Chinese culture, as the birds appear together. her, but the male and female look noticeably very different.

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Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte

This same association of a “pair” of two different beverage blends is used to call this one as well. Aren’t those ducks adorable?

Anyhow, there are many countries that claim that this invention is theirs, and all I know that it’s originated in Hong Kong. You would love this one since it is the best of both worlds.

Anyhow, I found on the AMAZON, Lipton Quality Mellow Hong Kong Style 3 in 1 Yuan Yang as well as Instant 3 in 1 YUAN YANG Mix. I have not tried this product, but if you would like to give it a try, do let me know how was it.

 Latte

The brand that I used is not available any longer due to the company closing the store. They were making their own blends so it is really hard to recreate or find anything close to it here in the USA.

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If you by any chance make this tasty Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance!

Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte
Yield: Serves 1

Yuanyang Coffee and Tea Latte

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Easy and tasty Asian style beverage

Ingredients

  • 1/2-1 tbsp. Yuanyang Blend
  • 2 tbsp. HOT water
  • 3/4 cup Milk hot
  • Sweetener to taste I used Sugar-free Caramel syrup

Equipment:

  • Frother
  • Cup
  • Small bowl
  • Measuring spoons/cup

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, place 1/1 to 1 tablespoon of Yuanyang Blend -it depends how strong you like.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of Hot water. Mix and let the blend dissolve in a couple of minutes.
  3. Measure 3/4 cup of milk and warm it up to an almost boiling point.
  4. Add sweetener of your choice, dissolved blend in a drinking cup, and then add milk, leaving at least 2 tablespoons in the other cup.
  5. Using hand frother, froth remaining milk until the bubbles are formed, then froth Milk and Yuanyang Blend for a few seconds just to combine.
  6. Add the rest of the milk and spoon frothed milk in and sprinkle a bit more of Yuanyang Blend on top for garnish if you desire. Mix and enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Super Green Smoothie

Super Green Smoothie

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Raspberry-Banana, frozen smoothie

Raspberry-Banana, frozen smoothie

Raspberry-Banana, frozen smoothie


I’d say wake up sleepy heads, but I am half sleeping myself.
Today, on a blog menu, we are having smoothie -healthy, delicious, refreshing and a perfect morning smoothie. With that “wake me up” smoothie taste, you will ditch a morning coffee (ahem! Just kidding).

Anyhow, smoothie!

Smoothies are so versatile and full of nutrition. Usually, I add a hand full of greens, but today I felt like having something more fruity. With that being said, I added ground ginger and yogurt, but the options are endless.

You can add protein powder, cold milk instead of water -any milk, and/or option to add frozen or fresh fruit. I love freezing fruits.

Portion size it, pack it in a Ziplock bag and I use it as I need for my smoothies. I mean, it’s convenient, and you can buy fruits that you like and freeze it yourself. Simple task, yet so much cheaper, too.

Raspberry-Banana, frozen smoothie recipe with a video

Nutritional benefits:

Ginger: I love ginger, fresh or in powder. This tropical plant, in the same Bo­tanical family as turmeric and cardamom, was effectively used to ease nausea and vomiting caused by illness. In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful cramps. It reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps. It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.

Banana: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.

Raspberry: The aroma of fresh raspberries is what I love the most, and of course the soothing taste as well. By increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production in certain types of fat cells, raspberry phytonutrients (plant) like rheosmin or raspberry ketone may be able to decrease the risk of obesity as well as a risk of fatty liver.

Anticancer benefits of raspberries have long been attributed to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant. Raspberry contains antioxidant vitamins like vitamin A, C, and vitamin E. They are rich in a B-complex group of vitamins and vitamin K. The berries contain very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid. These vitamins are functioning as co-factors and help the body in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

Yogurt: I don’t think my kids could go a day without a yogurt. They love any type, especially Chobani, because it is Non-GMO and we certainly love the taste, too. I tend to purchase low-fat Greek yogurt, instead of those that are full of artificial flavors.

Sometimes I do buy those with flashy cartoon characters on a package, but not as often as they would like me to buy it. Protein is essential to maintain good health and it is vital to cell growth, building muscle, and repairing tissue. Greek yogurt is packed with probiotics and protein.

These are microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast. These normally live in your intestines, and having good microorganisms in your intestines helps you to stay healthy. Vitamin B-12 is absolutely necessary for energy and healthy brain function, and Greek yogurt is, of course, full of it, as well as iodine, which is really important for proper thyroid function, and the thyroid is essential for healthy metabolism.

Raspberry-Banana, frozen smoothie

I mean, our body is our temple, as you might have heard one too many times, but seriously, if you don’t take care of it by eating balanced and proper meals, or if you’re over-stressing along with that, it will go down in a ditch. Lesson learned!


Stress less, and feed yourself with something beneficial for your body. It could be also affordable. If you drink a smoothie one time a day, either packed with fruits or veggies, or in a combo of both, with ingredients that you like or could afford, I assure you that you will get yourself on track very soon, not just your insides, but your skin, hair, nails, etc.

The best investment for me was getting a blender because my kids whip by themselves nutrition packed smoothie in no time, and they don’t even know that they are drinking pure vitamins that are essential to maintaining their good health and growth.

Other healthy smoothie recipes you can find HERE

*Disclosure*

My blender is NutriBullet -I am not sponsored by them, but so far have been enjoying it. I’ve used before “Magic Bullet” and it broke in less than 5 months. Me not very happy!

I am not sponsored by the “Chobani”, but I made this smoothie with their product for the Summer series #MadeWithChobani and because my family and I like their products. For more healthy recipes and ideas, please visit the Chobani website.

Raspberry-Banana, frozen smoothie

Course beverage, Drink
Cuisine Healthy Choices
Keyword smothie, beverage, healthy, breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup 120g. frozen raspberry
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup 60g. plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup 8 FL Oz /177ml) Ice cold water OR just 2/3 cup of water for frozen yogurt consistency.
  • Add sweetener to taste (sugar, honey, etc.)

For more servings, double the ingredients.

Instructions

  1. n a blender, add 1 frozen banana (or fresh), and 1/2 cup (120g.) of frozen raspberry (or fresh). If you are using fresh fruit, add 1 cup of ice.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger (and/or protein powder, seeds, nuts, oats, etc. I stir in seeds at the end).
  3. Add 1/4 cup (60g.) of plain Greek Yogurt –Vegan: Use non-dairy yogurt or soft tofu.
  4. Pour 1 cup (8 FL Oz) /177ml) of ice-cold water OR just 2/3 cup of water for frozen yogurt consistency. If the fruit is not frozen, at this point add ICE. (I added first 2/3 cup of water, and checked for consistency). Blend for 30 seconds, and it will be frozen yogurt consistency. Pour the rest of the ice-cold water. Blend for 15-20 more seconds. It will be perfect smoothie consistency.
  5. Stir in 1 tablespoon of seeds that you have on hand (read notes).

Recipe Notes

If you are using fresh fruit instead of frozen, add 1 cup of ice. Milk could be added instead of water for an even creamier smoothie -Almond, soy, non-dairy, coconut or regular low-fat milk. Vegan: Use non-dairy yogurt or soft tofu.

You can use fruit yogurts too, whatever you are comfortable with. I Stir in my seeds on the end, but sometimes I do add it together before blending. Seeds (add-INs) suggestions: Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, Hemp seeds, etc.

Blackberry-Banana Smoothie

Blackberry-Banana Smoothie

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