Smoothie Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to our winner Tatiana Huffman, your smoothie looked amazing! A special thank you to everyone who participated, you all put in so much hard work. There were so many entries and it was very tough to pick just one. Thank you all! We hope the winner enjoys their Brand-new Vitamix blender from our friends at Williams-Sonoma. Take a look at the winning smoothie recipe below and stay tuned for more fun contests!

And the winner is…………..

THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SUNSHINE:
☀️️1 inch cube peeled ginger
☀️️1 inch cube of peeled turmeric
☀️️ 1 cup of pineapple
☀️️ 1 frozen banana
☀️️ 1/4 cup of mango
☀️️ 1/2 sweet potato peeled
☀️️ 1-1 1/2 cup of coconut milk
☀️️ juice of 1 lemon
☀️️ handful of ice
☀️️ 1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder (optional)

We were very inspired by your words and your creativity with this smoothie recipe. Thank you again for entering. We hope that you all had fun. Look out for much more to come!

xo-Ayesha

 

Strawberry Smoothie

 

Wrapping up the work week with yet another quick and easy smoothie recipe that can be put together in a flash. I sneak a little flax seed in for fiber along with some agave for sweetness. Great way to unwind and end the week! Last day to enter the contest! Details below.

 

GIVEAWAY!!!
Send in your original smoothie/juice recipes by Friday, January 20th 5:00 pm (PST) for a chance to win a brand-new Vitamix blender from our friends at Williams-Sonoma! Just include a photo, recipe and a little background on how you came up with the recipe and why you love it! Send all entries to ayeshacurrygiveaway@gmail.com. We will announce the winner on 1/21/17.

Strawberry Smoothie

1 Cup of fresh or frozen sliced strawberries
1/2 Cup Coconut water (You can substitute as needed)
1/2 Cup mango
1/2 Cup plain greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
1 Tablespoon agave (optional)

Simply place ingredients into blender and blend. If the consistency is too thick for you simply add more of your liquid ingredients or ice and continue to blend to your liking! So easy and so delicious.

Quick TIP: I love to put all of my fruits in Glad Freezer Bags at the beginning of the week for easy and convenient smoothie prep.

xo- Ayesha

 

Mango Dream Smoothie

 

This is so delicious! It reminds me of a bowl of sherbert ice cream in a glass, without all of the added sugar and calories.Perfect mid day or night time snack. We combine mango and blood orange to get a delicious and citrusy, yet light flavor.  We are nearing the end of our contest. So please be sure to enter using the details below. It’s going to be so hard to pick a winner.

GIVEAWAY!!!
Send in your original smoothie/juice recipes by Friday, January 20th 5:00 pm (PST) for a chance to win a brand-new Vitamix blender from our friends at Williams-Sonoma! Just include a photo, recipe and a little background on how you came up with the recipe and why you love it! Send all entries to ayeshacurrygiveaway@gmail.com. We will announce the winner on 1/21/17.

Mango Dream Smoothie

1 Cup almond milk (or nut milk of your choice)
1 Cup mango chunks
1 Peeled and sliced blood orange
4 Small pitted dates
2 Tablespoon lemon juice (approx juice of 1 lemon)
Pinch sea salt
1/2-1 cup ice (depending on desired consistency)

Simply place ingredients into blender and blend. If the consistency is too thick for you simply add more ice and continue to blend to your liking! So easy and so delicious.

Quick TIP: I love to freeze my fruit in Glad Freezer Bags at the beginning of the week for easy and convenient smoothie prep.

See you back here tomorrow! Only one smoothie left until we announce our big winner!

xo- Ayesha 

Blueberry Smoothie

Yet another super easy smoothie recipe to share with you today! This one combines blueberries and coconut water along with a few other goodies to create a delicious concoction. Blueberries are chock full of nutrients and low in calories. Which make for a light but delicious pick me up. Don’t forget our contest is in full effect. Be sure to enter using the details below. We’ve already had a ton of great entries and I can tell you right now it’s going to be so hard to pick a winner.We haven’t told you this yet but the winners recipe and photo will be featured here on the blog when announced!

GIVEAWAY!!!
Send in your original smoothie/juice recipes by Friday, January 20th 5:00 pm (PST) for a chance to win a brand-new Vitamix blender from our friends at Williams-Sonoma! Just include a photo, recipe and a little background on how you came up with the recipe and why you love it! Send all entries to ayeshacurrygiveaway@gmail.com. We will announce the winner on 1/21/17.

Blueberry Smoothie

1 Cup of blueberries (You can make an easy switch to raspberries to make this smoothie if needed)
1 Cup of plain greek yogurt
1/2 Cup cubed mango
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon agave (optional)

Simply place ingredients into blender and blend. If the consistency is too thick for you simply add more of your liquid ingredients and continue to blend to your liking! So easy and so delicious.

Quick TIP: I love to freeze my blueberries and mango in Glad Freezer Bags at the beginning of the week for easy and convenient smoothie prep.

xo- Ayesha

 

 

 

Super Green Smoothie

I am so excited to share this next smoothie recipe with you guys! It’s packed full of healthy veggies, and has a hint of sweetness to it. It’s super quick and easy to make and full of vitamins and antioxidants! Don’t forget our contest is in full effect. Be sure to enter using the details below. We’ve already had a ton of great entries and I can tell you right now it’s going to be so hard to pick a winner.

 

GIVEAWAY!!!

Send in your original smoothie/juice recipes by Friday, January 20th 5:00 pm (PST) for a chance to win a brand-new Vitamix blender from our friends at Williams-Sonoma! Just include a photo, recipe and a little background on how you came up with the recipe and why you love it! Send all entries to ayeshacurrygiveaway@gmail.com. We will announce the winner on 1/21/17.

“Super Green Smoothie”

1 Whole cucumber
1 cup Coconut water (You can substitute as needed)
1 cup Kale
1 Cored apple
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
2 Teaspoons Lime juice
1 cup Fresh broccoli
Fresh ginger (To your taste)
1/2 cup Spinach
1/2- 1 cup ice if needed (depends on desired consistency)

Simply place ingredients into blender and blend. If the consistency is too thick for you simply add more of your liquid ingredients and continue to blend to your liking! So easy and so delicious.

Quick TIP: I love to put all of my veggies in Glad Freezer Bags at the beginning of the week for easy and convenient smoothie prep.

Enjoy!

xo-Ayesha

A Week Of Smoothie Fun!+ Giveaway

 

Happy Monday! Who’s ready for a week of decadent, healthy and delicious smoothie recipes? To kick the week off I wanted to share my “Sweet Tooth” smoothie. Full of yummy protein and a touch of sweetness to fulfill all of your sweet tooth cravings without the extra calories! You can substitute just about any nut or seed butter in this recipe, but I tend to use sunflower butter for extra richness. I hope that you enjoy this delicious dessert in a glass as much as I do! Oh and as a added bonus…

 

GIVEAWAY!!!  

Send in your original smoothie/juice recipes by Friday, January 20th 5:00 pm (PST) for a chance to win a brand-new Vitamix blender from our friends at Williams-Sonoma! Just include a photo, recipe and a little background on how you came up with the recipe and why you love it! Send all entries to ayeshacurrygiveaway@gmail.com. We will announce the winner on 1/21/17.

“Sweet Tooth” Smoothie 

4-5 Pitted dates
1 cup Almond milk (You can substitute as needed)
1/4 Cup Sunflower Butter
1 Frozen Banana (be sure to slice and freeze for easier blending)
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/2- 1 cup ice (depends on desired consistency)

Simply place ingredients into blender and blend. If the consistency is to thick for you simply add more of your liquid ingredients and continue to blend to your liking! So easy and so delicious.

Quick TIP: I love to put frozen banana and other fruit for my smoothies in Glad Freezer Bags at the beginning of the week for easy and convenient smoothie prep.

Enjoy and good luck!

xo-Ayesha

Cheers to 2017! (Boost Your Water)

Chlorophyll

 

The new year is in full effect! 2017 is all about bettering ourselves. Staying true to yourself and your values, but constantly evolving to become the best version of YOU possible. I think it’s important to remember this as the days go by. We are all different! No one person is like the other and that is simply a beautiful thing. I believe as human beings it’s important for us to blaze our own paths set our own goals all while supporting each other along the way. Everyone can win, everyone can thrive and we can do so while lifting each other up and being a support system for one another.

I feel the best way to go about supporting each other in an easy way is by sharing tips and tricks we find along the way. That being said I am here to share a couple of ways to “boost your water!” One of my resolutions this year is to simply drink more water. Water is vital to our health. It sets the foundation for anything “health and fitness” and I feel like it is constantly my down fall when it comes to trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Over the past couple of months I’ve stumbled across a couple of ways to make drinking my water a bit more fun. Not only is it fun but the couple of tips I’ve found also make the water more beneficial to our bodies than simply hydrating it! My husband is now hooked on them as well! Okay, so here goes nothing. DRINK UP!!

1. CHLOROPHYLL

This is the method I’ve been using the longest!

This algae based pigment comes in drop form. I simply place about 15 drops into my water and drink! The green color is quite intimidating but the benefits are unmatched. Chlorophyll is great for for cleansing your system, curbing your appetite, its a super antioxidant and get this… Reduces body odors. WIN,WIN,WIN. The drops I purchase are from Whole Foods. Since taking chlorophyll I have found myself to have less fatigue and no crash mid day. Try it and let me know what you think.

Find out more about Chlorophyll HERE.

2. OREGANO OIL 

Oregano oil is just that, oil produced from oregano. It offers a ton of benefits from natural cold remedy to weight loss supplement. It also contains Vitamins C and E, Magnesium and Zinc. If that’s not enough to make you want to try it… It also aids in digestion. You can take this oil directly in a capsule or place a few drops in water.

Check out more info HERE.

 3. INFUSE– HERBS, CITRUS, FRUIT & VEGGIES

This is the easiest and most delicious way to develop a higher water intake. Simply take your favorite citrus, herbs, fruits or veggies and INFUSE your water! These days they even make special water containers that are specifically made to aid in infusing water. Like the one found HERE. This gives you the opportunity and freedom to play around with flavor combinations all while keeping your health integrity.

My favorite combination is lemon, cucumber and mint! The lemon acts as a natural detox while the mint and cucumber add freshness!

 

Okay guys that’s all for now. HAPPY DRINKING!

XO- AYESHA 

 

*Please note I am not a dietitian and the opinions stated above are based on my own experience and opinion.