Healthy Blender

Uncovering a Healthy Diet

The cornerstone of health is certainly our diet. After all, we are what we eat, or at least it is the food we consume that fuels us. Why is it that sometimes it feels like a real challenge to incorporate healthy foods into our everyday meals? As we explore various diets and the nutritional needs of our bodies I hope to develop a simple diet plan. Not a diet for the sake of losing weight or some other narrowly defined goal, but rather one that provides the nutrients that our bodies need and the energy needed for an active lifestyle. Here you will also find plenty of healthy recipes that I hope will inspire you to create your own healthy snacks and meals.

Blueberry Smoothie with Carrot Greens

Blueberry Smoothie with Carrot Greens If you grow carrots in your garden or if you buy them with the green tops on them still you might be wondering what to do with all of those greens. Don’t throw them out! They are healthy for you and have a great “fresh” flavor. I previously posted aContinue reading this post…

Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry Peach

Today’s Smoothie: Strawberry Peach I was just taking a break from work and ended up making a smoothie with my daughter. I was thinking of making a peanut butter banana smoothie but Morgan wanted something with strawberries. That was a good idea since we had some really good fresh strawberries from Strawberry Hill farm inContinue reading this post…

Quick Healthy Snack for Kids

This Quick & Healthy Snack is Perfect for Outside Time with Your Kids Yesterday afternoon was another pretty spring day here in the mountains so the kids and I wanted to go outside and play. We thought we would make a snack to take out with us so we could refuel before playing. My daughterContinue reading this post…

Homemade Vegan Ice Cream

Homemade Vegan Ice Cream Recipe A lot of times people freak out when they are first considering going vegan because they think of all the things they are “giving up”. There are a lot of vegan substitutes for common omnivore foods and some are better than others (vegan cheese I’m looking at you here). However,Continue reading this post…

My Basic Hummus Recipe

My Basic Hummus Recipe At the Healthy Blender household we take our dips seriously. They are so easy to make and can really become the cornerstone of healthy snaking habits. While my daughter loves to devour raw baby carrots I find that I usually need a little help in deciding to chow down on aContinue reading this post…

Tropical Green Smoothie: Perfect for Newbies

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe: Perfect for Green Smoothie Newbies This is a delicious and sweet green smoothie that is perfect for kids or for those who are new to drinking their greens. I have been making them all week and my kids love them just as much as I do. It is a beautiful lightContinue reading this post…

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Smoothie Recipes The reason I love smoothies so much is that they are such versatile drinks. You can put all kinds of ingredients into your blender and come up with a seemingly limitless supply of new healthy smoothies that you can enjoy. You can use fresh fruit and vegetables, different kinds of milks, yogurts, tofu, spices,Continue reading this post…

A Vegan Thanksgiving

A Vegan Thanksgiving The Menu Pecan-Crusted Seitan, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Apples, Chickpea Gravy, Sautéed Lemony Kale, Pumpkin Cake with Pecan-Streusel Topping The Story Usually we go back to Florida to visit family and have Thanksgiving dinner at my mom’s house. This year we stayed home in NC and my wife’s parents came up toContinue reading this post…

A Short Post on Experimentation

Why Experiment in the Kitchen? I thought I’d make a quick post on the importance of experimentation. You see, we had salads for dinner last night and I was a bit tired of the bottled dressing I’ve been eating so I thought I would make a new dressing. Now I have about a gazillion recipeContinue reading this post…

How to Make Almond Butter

How to Make Almond Butter Today we are going to talk about how to make almond butter in your blender. Now for this task you definitely need a strong blender so if you haven’t already, please do consider purchasing one (you can read my Vitamix review first if you’d like). I’m sure you’ve noticed thatContinue reading this post…