There is no need for sugary sodas and high-calorie shakes when all you want is something to cool you down when the temperature rises. Fortunately, as more and more people seek liquid concoctions that are tasty and nutritious, both chefs and ingenious people like you have come up with imaginative creations to please the taste buds and refresh the body with liquid nutrition.
Whether you’re having breakfast, barbecuing, entertaining or just need a thirst quencher, you have many appealing options—including some of the most recent recipes posted on the Hallelujah Diet web site.
An especially brainy smoothie
Did you know that DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) ensures that the cells in the brain, retina, heart and other parts of the nervous system are developing and functioning properly throughout one’s lifetime. And, of course, optimal brain development is especially important for our children and grandchildren.
The Hallelujah Diet Brain Power Smoothies are loaded with nutrition that boosts cognitive function. In other words, this tasty treat is a brain-boosting bonanza that contains:
- B-Flax-D – vital nutrition in an exceptional source of fiber
- Vitamin B12 – helps to prevent nerve damage and anemia and aids in healthy cell formation
- Vitamin D – helps the body to absorb important minerals
- Seleno-yeast – a source of selenium, a mineral with powerful anti-viral and disease-fighting properties
- Vitamin K2 – prevents arterial calcification and promotes strong bones
Brain Power Smoothies also help to remove toxins from the liver to help prevent sickness. So they’re pretty serious smoothies. Yet they taste great.
All you need is a blender for these three
- Mango Pineapple Milkshake
Who says a milkshake has to be fattening? When you blend mangos, pineapple and Organic Lite Coconut Milk, you not only get a shake that will please your palate, but also your desire for all things healthy. Dubbed “king of the fruits,” mango has become one of the most popular fruits in the world—combining rich nutrition and a unique flavor. Mangos are said to aid in weight loss, digestion, and alkalizing the body, as well as battling cancer and regulating diabetes. Added bonus: they taste good.
- Oregano Raspberry Lemonade
Who would ever dream of combining oregano and raspberry in a lemonade? Our very own Chef Rich decided that it was worth a try. After all, as he discovered through his research, oregano is a potent antioxidant that also offers antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. And the chef likes how the oregano complements the lemony flavor, and the raspberry’s “sweetness and color.”
- P.B. & J. Protein Smoothie
Did you eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid? Maybe you know a few kids who still eat them. Inspired by his childhood memories of his favorite lunchtime sandwich, Hallelujah Diet’s Chef Richard magically combined strawberries and blueberries (think jelly) and almond butter (think peanut butter, but healthier) and voilà! A tasty, energy-boosting smoothie that never gets old. And includes Hallelujah Diet Essential Protein, a unique and completely organic and vegan blend that delivers ample protein and minerals.
- Protein Power Smoothie
Take three of the tastiest and healthiest fruits—banana, pineapple and blueberries. Add spinach, which is high in fiber and water content, ideal for helping to prevent constipation and enhance digestive health. Rich in iron, spinach enhances energy, vitality and the health of your blood. It’s also an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, the latter being a great way to maintain healthy bones. And, of course, this particular smoothie wouldn’t be complete without our Essential Protein Powder, ideal for anyone who wants to add protein to a plant-based diet.
- Spring Green Juice
Chef Richard has tried just about everything imaginable in the kitchen. But he had never tried to make a juice with fennel. Guess what? It was a pretty good idea. Combined with delicious and tasty Granny Smith apples, cucumber and celery, the chef created a recipe for success. See if you agree that the fennel adds something special to this original recipe.
- Carrot Ginger Grapefruit Juice
Let’s see. It aids in ridding the body of toxins while restoring energy and promoting the body’s remarkable self-healing powers. You can make enough to last for almost a week. It’s perfect for those with a busy lifestyle or anyone who believes in the unique powers of juicing. Plus this juice is delightfully delicious.
- Sunrise Juice
A vital component of a healthy lifestyle, vitamin A is vital for good vision, healthy cell growth and a strong immune system. And Dr. Mark Moyad of the University of Michigan says, “Vitamin C has received a great deal of attention, and with good reason. Higher blood levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health.” And, “The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, eye health” and “living longer.” Sunrise Juice is very rich in these two valuable vitamins.
So there you have it: seven refreshingly healthy and savory liquid treats. One for every day of the week—for summer days and throughout the year.