Tag Archives: fruit

Watermelon

21 Aug

I love watermelon, how about you?  Not only is it the official fruit of summer but watermelon is loaded with citrulline, an amino acid that has been shown to lower blood pressure and also increase strength.  Watermelon is also a good source of protein and carbs!  Watermelon is so much more better than cake for desert and makes a great pick me up snack in the afternoon.  Pack it in your lunch and even take it on a picnic.

 

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Very Peachy Peach Smoothie

3 Aug

 

 

August is National Peach month!

Let’s celebrate with a delicious Peach Smoothie

and a slice of fresh baked peach pie!

Scroll on down for the recipe!

Enjoy!

Peaches

Peach Smoothie

Peach Smoothie

Add a slice of fresh baked peach pie with that!

Peach Pie

 

Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

7 Apr

I can’t stop snacking on these yummy frozen Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites. I have seen many versions in Magazines including Outside Magazine, but the one we like the most here at the Beach Bungalow is the Peanut Butter and Chocolate. They are so easy to make and so worth it! Did I mention they are healthier than ice cream?!

You will need: Bananas, Melting Chocolate and Peanut Butter

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Banana Bites

Banana Bites

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

Pina Colada Smoothie

14 Apr

I’ve got my toe’s in the sand and a Pina Colada in my hand just dreaming of warm days and long sunsets!  Why drink those commercial concoctions when you can easily make your own with or without the rum!  Mine is without the rum but I add 1/2 a scoop of protein powder.

Photo By; Susan T's Kitchen

Photo By;
Susan T’s Kitchen

In a blender combine

1 cup of pineapple

1 cup frozen or fresh banana

1 cup of ice cubes

2 cups coconut beverage

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend until smooth add more ice if needed

First thing in the morning – Eat Like A Yogi

23 Jul

Yoga is a union between the mind and body.  In yoga practice we are aware of every detail and pay close attention to the way we move our body.  The same union applies to healthier food choices by avoiding meat, consuming fresh water and eating mostly grains, fresh fruits and produce. 

fresh fruits
Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

If your day is busy just grab some fruit and eat on the go.  The yogi way is to eat slowly and savor each bite.

Fruit Bowl
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If you have the time; go ahead  sit down, read the newspaper and have yourself a bowl of  nutrient rich fruit. 

Oatmeal and Fruit
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Why not have some grains with that fruit such as a nice bowl of oatmeal, no sugar needed because  the fruit sweetens it up. 

Raspberry Smoothie
Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Have a smoothie with some immune boosting antioxidant berries and fruit.

Namaste and have a beautiful day.

Remember not to skip breakfast, eat slow, savor every bite and be kind to yourself. Namaste.

OM Oatmeal

13 Jul

What is a good recovery meal after a long yoga session?  Oatmeal and fruit!  It fills you up, gives you energy and is chock full of vitamins and minerals.  You can’t go wrong with oatmeal. It is good for you and your heart too!    

Plain oatmeal with berries
Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

San Pedro Harbor

Did You Have Your Fruit Today?

6 Jul

Did you know Americans should include at least 2 cups of fruit per day in their diets? Examples are: Bananas, grapes, oranges, grapefruit, apples, melons, peaches, pineapples, strawberries.  This food group provides important sources of potassium, magnesium and fiber.  Fiber fills you up and provides needed energy. 

  • Grapefruit helps lower cholesterol.
  • Bananas helps to lower blood pressure, contains potassium.
  • Oranges contain vitamin C, potassium and is full of fiber.
  • Apples have fiber and vitamins and as the old saying goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
  • Berries contain needed vitamins and antioxidants.

photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Keep a dish on the kitchen counter to remind yourself to eat fruit everyday. 

photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

I love this combination of oranges and grapefruit.  No need for sugar on the grapefruit because the oranges sweeten up the tartness of the grapefruit. squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fruit for added sweetness and vitamins!  Fruit is a wonderful addition to breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up! 

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