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Summer Smoothie
by Rebecca on August 19th, 2016

Summer is a relative term in Hawaii. Calling summer a time for smoothies is really just a gimmick. Regardless, I'm about to pick #ivystyle up from school and will be bringing her this healthy smoothie treat.

Side note: I really need a new blender. Mine leaks out the bottom, so I stuff paper towels around the underneath area so smoothie doesn't get anywhere. Fun, huh?
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Here's the low-down on ingredients:
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Honey
  • Steel Cut Oats
  • Chia Seeds*
  • Apple Juice
  • Strawberry Yogurt
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Frozen Pineapple**
  • Frozen Acai
  • A few Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 a Banana
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I love using chia seeds. I used to just put them in my smoothies dry, but it made my stomach kind of sore as they started to expand throughout the day. Now I put a bunch seeds in a jar, fill it with water, put the lid on it, shake it a bit, and then leave it in the fridge. Then they expand in the water prior to consumption, rather than in my stomach. Whenever I make a smoothie, I pour some in. They're also great on salad, oatmeal, or with rice. It's good to "brew" fresh chia seeds once a week. After that they start to smell. I'm no nutritionist, so I don't know what that's all about!
*Chia Seed Benefits
  • Boosts Energy
  • Strengthens Bones
  • Promotes Weight Loss
  • Reduces the chance of Heart Disease
  • High in Protein
  • Full of Anti-Oxidants (anti-aging!)
  • Low in Calories
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**We had a huge harvest of pineapples this year. So much, that I eventually just had to start cutting them up and freezing them. 2 months later, I'm still using them! They also made for amazing photo shoot props.
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What secret ingredients do you put in your smoothie?
Happy Blending.

Aloha, Rebecca

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