Pretty Healthy Pt. Deux …

In my quest to adopt a more healthy lifestyle, I continue to try different smoothies. I am quickly learning what tastes and textures appeal to my palette. Last week, I came across another smoothie recipe that sounded really tasty, and had all of the requisite nutrients to jump-start my day.

I purchased the ingredients and tried the recipe with a special young lady in my life, Miss Jordan. The smoothie turned out wonderfully; and with football season just around the corner, and the purple tint of the drink, we named it “Jordan & Miss Lynn’s Ravens Super Smoothie.”

Jordan & Miss Lynn’s Ravens Super Smoothie!

Ingredients

2 handfuls of spinach

1 handful of kale

1/2 – 3/4 cup of orange juice

10 to 12 baby carrots

1/2 cup of plain non-fat greek yogurt

1 cup mixed berries

Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes. Method: In a reliable blender, puree spinach, kale and orange juice until only flecks of green remain. Add all other ingredients. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes and serve.

Recipe: A Sweet Simple Life

NOTE: It’s hard to see the purple tint of the drink, but trust us, Ravens purple!

I’ve also added a healthy snack to my daily diet ~ almonds. They taste good and the benefits are endless. For example, almonds reduce the risk of heart disease; regulate blood pressure; are helpful in reducing the risk of cancer; and contain Iron and vitamins which are helpful in treating anemia.

There are also several “beauty benefits” of almonds.

Benefits of Almonds-Beauty

  • Almonds are rich in Vitamin E which is good for beautiful skin and hair.
  • Almond oil is the best massage oil which rejuvenates the body. It is also good for skin.
  • Almond oil can be applied as moisturizer for skin.
  • Almond oil can used to treat all types of hair problems.

Leave me a comment about your favorite healthy lifestyle tip and/or recipe.

Until Then,

~ The Pretty Domestic & Miss Jordan (BTW, she typed the recipe in this post!)