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Cheers for happy, healthy holidays

Posted: December 19, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 19, 2012 2:00 a.m.

From left, Sniffle Snatcher, Sweet Apple Pumpkin Pie, Flu Fighter, Cranbanana Blast, Sweet Potato Pick-Me-Up


Sniffle Snatcher
A tasty combination of vitamin C-rich ingredients, cayenne to reduce congestion, and rosemary to reduce inflammation and soothe a sore throat.
1 cup kale
1 carrot
1 pear (cored and
seeds removed)
1/2 cup cubed pineapple
Dash of cayenne pepper
Dash of fresh rosemary
Add water to the max line of the large cup, and blast.

Sweet Apple
Pumpkin Pie
An antioxidant-rich, protein-packed healthy dessert option so you can enjoy the flavors of the season guilt-free.
1/4 cup organic silken tofu or organic Greek-style yogurt
1/2 cup canned pumpkin or cooked fresh pumpkin
1/2 apple (cut, cored, and seeds removed)
1 tablespoon raw almond butter
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
1–2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1 cup almond milk
Add ingredients to large cup, and blast.

Flu Fighter
Vitamin C, antioxidants, and anti-bacterial ginger help keep the immune system at its peak during the winter months.
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup Swiss chard
1/4 cup parsley
1 kiwi (peeled)
1/2 lime (peeled)
1 banana (peeled)
1/2 bell pepper (seeds and stem removed)
1 inch fresh ginger root (peeled)
Add water to the max line of the large cup, and blast.

Cranbanana Blast
Filled with heart-healthy nutrients and anti-viral properties, cranberries blend well with bananas and dates for a tart-sweet treat.
1 cup spinach
1 ripe banana (peeled)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
2 dates
Add water or almond milk to the max line of the large cup, and blast.
Sweet Potato
Complex carbs from the sweet potato will provide sustained energy, and cinnamon keeps blood sugar balanced.
1/2 cooked sweet potato (skin on)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
1 cup ice cubes
Add almond or coconut milk to the max line of the large cup, and blast.


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