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Your Smoothie (Powder) Suggestions Please! ;-)


I’ve been TRYING to find a protein/greens powder product to add to smoothies that:

-Provides a good amount and variety of essential vitamins and minerals.

-Good quality protein too, if possible.

-Is organic (or mainly organic).

-Tastes great, but I’d settle for palatable! 

Do you have any suggestions for a brand to try?

I really am stumped on this one.

The ones I’ve tried or have looked at so far are either: lacking in vitamins/minerals/protein, taste absolutely gross unless masked by a bunch of other add-on ingredients or have a lot of strange, non-organic ingredients that I don’t want to consume.

Thanks if you can help. 

Happy Blending! 😉

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Cilantro Power! Who Knew? ;<)


I must admit, I haven’t always been a fan of cilantro. Far from it actually.

I (intensely) disliked the taste of it when added to foods or even as a garnish.

There was even a blog called I HATE CILANTRO (maybe still is) with many followers that I blogged about, a long time ago.

But I’ve changed my mind about cilantro and in a big way, after reading about it’s many health benefits.

I also recently read about adding cilantro to smoothies and gave it a try.

Here’s one of my new fav smoothie recipes that includes cilantro:

1 C. blueberries or blackberries

small handful of cilantro leaves

3-4 T. natural vanilla yogurt

1/2 C. soy or almond milk

2 T. unsweetened shredded coconut

Thoroughly blend….and enjoy! 🙂


The great thing about this smoothie, you can’t really taste the cilantro, it just seems to “brighten” up the overall flavor of the smoothie, in a pleasing way. Fresh and tasty, going down the hatch. 😉

Are you a smoothie fan?

What’s your fav smoothie recipe?

If you’d like to read more, here are a couple : Global Healing , Natural News…. of the many articles online about the benefits of consuming cilantro, in particular for helping to cleanse the body of heavy metal residues.

Cilantro Power!!! Who knew? 😉

What’s Your Favorite Smoothie?

Have been on a bit of a smoothie “kick”recently, having a different one every day for breakfast, for several days now.

hand blender

It’s been another opportunity to test my new Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Hand Blender/Chopper (click to read my full review of this product) blending a variety of fruits and veggies. It did not disappoint! 😉

Even adding chunks of carrot, large pieces of spinach…it all came out smooth, creamy and ready to drink and not having to scoop out little tiny chunks of unprocessed “hard stuff” LOL.

I feel light and energized when I mix up a healthy smoothie in the morning.

One of my fav combos so far is quite simple but delish:

-large handful of organic baby spinach

– scoop of unsweetened organic yogurt

– 1/2 of an organic red apple

-2 drops of liquid stevia

-unsweetened almond milk.

Yummm….and what a gorgeous green this drink is too!

What’s the ingredients in your fav smoothie?

Do you drink smoothies in place of a meal on a regular basis?

Happy Blending! 🙂