Watermelon MixerTime to buy that delicious watermelon you’ve been dreaming about all winter for this fruity treat! Combined with blueberries, you’ve just added two servings of fruit to your family’s diet!

Melon Mixer

Ingredients

3oz of Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon
1oz club soda
Sliced watermelon (for garnish)
Fresh blueberries (for garnish)

Preparation
 
Start with 3oz of Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie Blueberry Watermelon. Then pour 1oz of club soda. Stir it a bit and add several slices of watermelon and blueberries for the final touch.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Cascade Ice.*

Cascade Ice Berry BlastHit the farmer’s market and pick out your kids’ favorite types of berries and apples to try the Berry Blast Smoothie recipe below! The recipe can be doubled or tripled, depending on how many you want to serve, and “Mom” discovered you can freeze the smoothie mixture in popsicle molds for a healthy mid-afternoon treat!

Berry Blast Smoothie

Ingredients
 
1 cup organic apple slices
3/4 cup cup Greek yogurt (“Mom” prefers organic)
1/2 cup soy or almond milk
1 handful fresh berries
4 oz Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie Huckleberry Blackberry

Preparation
 
Mix 1 cup of apple slices, 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup soy or almond milk, a handful of fresh berries and 4oz Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie Huckleberry Blackberry in a blender. Blend until smooth and top with a few more fresh berries. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 1.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Cascade Ice.*

sambazon-smoothies-or-juiceIn Mom’s Kitchen: Sambazon Superfood Juices

Want a healthier way to start your morning? Well, move over orange juice, and make way for Sambazon Superfood Juices! Made with the finest organic Amazon Superfoods™ on the planet such as Açaí, Acerola, and Yerba Mate, Sambazon’s smoothies and juices are available in ten unique varieties – all boasting an incredible nutritional punch!

Packed with antioxidants and healthy omega 3-6-9s, all Sambazon Superfood juices are NON-GMO, USDA organic, vegan, gluten-free, and provide whole food nutrition.

“Mom” tried the Açaí+Blueberry+Pomegranate juice, Supergreens with Kale + Ginger, and the Blended Breakfast flavors, and all were quite delicious! For those who are used to a more mild juice, such as apple juice, be prepared for the strong, intense flavor of the juices.

Sambazon Superfood Juices are available in the following flavor varieties:

• Açaí/Antioxidant: This Original Amazon superfood juice is bursting with powerful antioxidants and healthy omegas. It’s a delicious way to combat free radicals and comes in two flavors: Original or Açaí+Blueberry+Pomegranate.

Energy: This potent blend of Açaí berries, Yerba Mate, and Guarana delivers a whole food experience that boosts the body and mind the way nature intended. Energy is available in two flavors: A rich berry superfood juice blend with 50mg of organic caffeine per bottle, and a new Mocha Java superfood smoothie with 80mg of organic caffeine from fair trade coffee beans, plus a hint of chocolate.

• Protein: These indulgent smoothies are packed with 10g of organic vegan whole food protein per bottle (which helps to build lean muscle) and healthy omegas to keep you full longer. It comes in three yummy flavors: Açaí berry + Vanilla; Açaí berry + Chocolate; Chocolate + Almond + Coconut milk.

• Supergreens with Kale + Ginger: This is a potent blend of Açaí berries, a powerful new blend of six varieties, plus a hint of ginger. It delivers around two servings of whole fruits and veggies, without added sugar.

• Blended Breakfast: This is the first beverage to combine whole fruit with ancient grains (like quinoa and amaranth), chia, and Organic/Non-GMO verified soymilk for a smoothie that sustains and nourishes. This delicious strawberry-banana blend is also a good source of fiber (7g per bottle).

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of adding superfoods to your daily diet, or to locate a store near you, please visit sambazon.com or visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/sambazon.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Lemon Chia FizzIt’s the perfect drink to serve at a brunch for your mother, with chia seeds as a garnish and bubbling with Blackberry Hibiscus Mamma Chia drink!

Lemon Chia Fizz

Ingredients

3 lemon wedges
3/4 ounces simple syrup
2 ounces Meyer Lemon Sake
Chambord
Louis Roederer Champagne
Mamma Chia, blackberry hibiscus flavor
Chia seeds for garnish
 
Preparation

Muddle three lemon wedges, add Lemon Sake, shake and strain into champagne glass.

Add Mamma Chia blackberry hibiscus, then top with champagne and splash of Chambord. Garnish with chia seeds and serve in a champagne glass.

Serves 1.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Mamma Chia.*

Here’s a smoothie recipe featuring Hawaiian Spirulina, a heart-healthy superfood made from blue-green algae. “Mom” has been a long time fan of adding this powerhouse to smoothies, or simply adding it to a tart juice, such as cranberry!

Spirulina is a complete protein with high levels of antioxidants, beta-carotene, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin K. It’s also a natural source of Omega 6 fatty acids and one of two whole food sources of GLA (the other is breast milk). Gram for gram, Hawaiian Spirulina has 3,100% more beta-carotene than carrots, 5,500% more iron than spinach, 600% more protein than tofu and 280% more antioxidant potency than blueberries! In fact, a single 3-gram serving of Spirulina contains more antioxidants than five servings of fruits and vegetables.

Spirulina Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 cup of yogurt (“Mom” prefers Redwood Hill Farm)
1 cup of fruit juice (apple, orange or pineapple)
One or more of the following: 1 papaya, 1 peach, 1 mango
1/2 cup of boysenberries or raspberries
1 tsp Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica powder

Preparation

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.

Hawaiian Spirulina is cultivated in a BioSecure zone free of pesticides, herbicides and industrial pollutants in Kona, Hawaii, the sunniest coast in the U.S. It is available in powder and tablet form at Whole Foods and other natural foods retailers.

*Recipe courtesy of Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica. Image courtey of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.*

You will be glowing from the inside out with this healthy juice concoction, courtesy of Omega!

Green Goodness

Ingredients

½ cup of broccoli
1 green apple
½ cup of spinach
1 leaf Kale
1 kiwi
½ inch of fresh ginger
½ lemon (peeled with most of the white rind still on)

Preparation

Juice together in the order given with an Omega Juicer. Stir the juice to mix the flavors and pour over ice. Enjoy!

For this recipe, Omega recommends using a masticating style juicer like their Vert VRT330 HD or Vert VRT350 Low Speed Juicing System to give you the highest degree of extraction and the healthiest possible juice.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Omega.*

Get on your feet in the morning with this three ingredient freshly squeezed juice!

On Your Beet

Ingredients

1 small beetroot (the small ones are sweeter!)
2-3 medium sized carrots
1 stalk of celery

Preparation

Juice together in the order given with an Omega Juicer. Stir the juice to mix the flavors and pour over ice. Enjoy!

*For this recipe, Omega recommends using a masticating style juicer like their Vert VRT330 HD or Vert VRT350 Low Speed Juicing System to give you the highest degree of extraction and the healthiest possible juice.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Omega.*

Instead of giving in to tasty but troublesome temptations, why not enjoy a seasonal favorite without adding on the unnecessary calories or sugars. This healthy Almond Eggnog recipe from USANA Health Sciences substitutes almond milk which only contains 30 calories per cup and is also high in magnesium, potassium and vitamin E. Yum!

Almond Eggnog

Ingredients

1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
3 tablespoons French Vanilla Nutrimeal
1 tablespoon 100 percent pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup ice

Preparation

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately, and enjoy staying healthy this season!

Serves one…two if you feel like sharing, but you won’t!

*Recipe and image courtesy of USANA.*

You need just three items to stir up this delicious, rosy fruit punch. Float a few fresh cranberries on top or garnish each glass with a pineapple wedge. — Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas, Former Field Editor

Cranberry Quencher

By Taste of Home

Ingredients

1 bottle (64 ounces) cranberry-apple juice (“Mom” prefers organic)
1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled (“Mom” prefers organic)
¾ cup thawed lemonade or orange juice concentrate

Preparation

1. In a large container or punch bowl, combine the juices. Stir in lemonade concentrate. Serve in chilled glassed over ice.

Yield: 6 quarts
Prep/total time: 5 min.

*Excerpted from Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes: 1485 Favorites from the World’s #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine*

Here’s an exciting way to enjoy any leftover pumpkin this season! This creamy smoothie is dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, and egg-free.

SoL Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients

½ cup pumpkin
½ a banana
1 cup SoL, any flavor
1 cup ice
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp honey

Preparation

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and mix well. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

*Recipe courtesy of SoL.*