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Drink to good health… (Part Two)

April 13, 2012

I posted last week on two smoothies served at Ricardo’s Cafe at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  These drinks are designed not only to be enjoyed, but to nourish your health.  With their permission, I have been given the recipes from their cafe to publish.  Having tried several of these myself, I can tell you that not only are they delicious, they make you feel amazing afterwards.  Their smoothies inspired me to start juicing more at home, not just with these recipes, but with all sorts of combinations of fruits and vegetables we have brought home from the farm.  Aidan and I have made several, which we have both enjoyed.  If you want your kid to drink something bright green and good for them, have them help you out.  Aidan felt like a mad scientist throwing all of the ingredients in the juicer, but then he drank every sip and asked for more.

Here’s to your health…

Electrolyte Replacer – to keep you refreshed and keep your electrolytes in balance
1 orange (8 ounces of fresh orange juice)
5 1/2 ounces coconut water
2 bananas
Hint of cinnamon
Makes 16 ounces

Protein Power – good for extra dietary protein
1/2 cup milk (dairy, rice or soy milk)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 scoops of protein powder (whey or soy)
1 cup frozen fruit
4 chunks of fresh pineapple
1/2 tsp. of lemon zest
Hint of cinnamon

Makes 16 ounces/22g protein when made with whey protein powder

Immune Support – high in antioxidants and phytochemicals to help support immune function
1 cup carrots
1/2 cup brocoli
4 chunks of fresh pineapple
1/2 cup of kale
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup cherry juice

Makes 16 ounces


Cancer Treatment Centers of America
at Western Regional Medical Center
14200 W. Fillmore Street
Goodyear, Arizona  85338

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