Kiwi Melon Smoothie

Kiwi Melon Smoothie

Kiwi Melon Smoothie

Today’s smoothie features melon, kiwis and the often overlooked wheat germ. I often use the more popular flax, chia or sprouted things. But, back in the corner of my fridge sets the underappreciated wheat germ. I used to always throw a scoop into my oatmeal or any baked goods that I made. Neat way to slip in more fiber. Then, I started grinding my own grains and forgot about the jar of wheat germ. After I apologized to it, I promised to use it more often. Like in smoothies! And, here’s one of those.

kiwi melon smoothie ingred

Wheat germ!

Your list of ingredients- 2 cups of melon chunks, 2 kiwis, 3/4 cup of greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of wheat germ, the juice of half a lime and 1 cup of ice.

Peel and chop the kiwi and measure out the rest of the ingredients.

chopped kiwi

All nice and neat.

Starting with the ice, add it all to the blender and squeeze the lime juice in.

kiwi melon in blender

smoothie stack

Next, close it up and hit the power button. Blend until it reaches your desired smoothness.

kiwi melon smoothie in blender

It’s not easy being green.

Pour it out into a pretty glass and enjoy. I got these at my local thrift store for cheap! I love them. Anyway, this kiwi melon smoothie is a great source of vitamins A, K, Folate and Manganese, plus all the magic that the wheat germ brings!

Kiwi Melon Smoothie

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Kiwi Melon Smoothie
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Recipe type: beverage
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
A refreshing smoothie, high in Vitamins A, K, Folate, Manganese and nutrient-rich Wheat Germ.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups melon chunks – I used a honeydew.
  • 2 kiwis - peeled and chopped
  • ¾ cup of greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Blend melon, kiwi, greek yogurt, wheat germ, lime juice and ice in a blender until pureed and smooth.
  2. Serve immediately. Garnish with a lime slice, if desired.

 

Raspberry Peach Smoothie

peaches and raspberries

A very hairy berry.

It’s time to get your smoothie on. Nothing like a little fresh fruit and some protein to start the day with. If your mornings are a frazzled rush of getting the kids ready, tending the cats, dogs, and trying to find some time for yourself, well, it’s time to blend up a little sunshine! Shoot, smoothies are so easy, you’ll be handing one to everybody as they head out the door.

Raspberry peach smoothie

A great anytime treat.

It’s blenderizing time!

smoothie stuff

fruit, yogurt and ground flaxseeds

 You’ll need some yogurt. I am in love with the Fage Total 0% greek yogurt. It’s so flavorful, that you can’t tell it’s fat free. I also think that the thicker greek yogurt makes a better smoothie. You’ll also be using a couple of medium sized peaches, a cup of raspberries and a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds. Do yourself a favor and buy organic fruits. Peaches have some of the highest pesticide residues. Organic.org When you add ground flaxseeds to the smoothie, or any food, you’re giving yourself a boost of Omega-3s, antioxidants and fiber! Did you know that raspberries provide more than half your daily vitamin C requirements? You’ll be chasing the flu bug away with these little red gems.
Start by dumping the cup of ice into the blender. Add the cup of yogurt on top of that. Cut the peaches in half and discard the pit. Slice the peaches up and dump them in the blender. Don’t forget to add the raspberries and flaxseeds!
Smoothie blender

Don’t be looking here when you hit the power button!

Firmly, I repeat, firmly, attach the lid and hit blenderize. Or, is that smootherize? Blend everything together until it’s smooth. Pour into a couple of glasses and garnish with some fresh mint and additional berries. A warning though, that berry will sink to the bottom of your glass and get stuck on the straw. You can’t suck that thing up!

Raspberry peach smoothie

A yummy for your tummy treat.

Raspberry Peach Smoothie
Author: 
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
A refreshing blend of peaches and raspberries. Packed with protein and Omega-3s.
Ingredients
  • 2 medium peaches, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Blend yogurt, ground flaxseeds, peaches, raspberries and ice in a blender until pureed and smooth.
  2. Serve immediately. Garnish with mint and additional berries, if desired.