International fitness expert, Craig Pepin Donat, also known as the Fit Advocate, and Michael Johnigean, real estate entrepreneur and owner of HealthyWay Cafés, have teamed together to reveal their favorite fruit smoothies. Combined, these two have over 40 years in the fitness and health industries; so, they
know what it takes to achieve optimal fitness through diet and exercise.
WHAT ARE PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS FRUITS?
Prickly pear fruits are native to North American deserts. The fruits of the prickly pear cactus are rich in slowly absorbed, soluble fibers that help keep blood sugar stable. Find the fruits in specialty markets; western farmer’s markets and online under the names prickly pears, cactus pears, cactus figs, or tunas. When found in the wild, they’re normally still covered with needle-like hairs that can cause considerable discomfort if you’re not careful. Do some online research prior to gathering or handling these delicacies. A reasonable replacement for prickly pear cactus fruits is papaya, or perhaps mango.
Mulberry–Caramel Decadent Delicacy
Soak the mulberries overnight in just enough water to cover the fruits. The next day, blend together the water you used to soak the mulberries, the mulberries themselves, and the hemp seeds. This is one of my all-time favorite meals. It tastes like sweet caramel ecstasy!
Orange Juice and Mango or Papaya
Blend freshly squeezed orange juice with either mango or papaya, in any ratio. There is no way to get this recipe wrong; just make it however you prefer…Want your smoothie to be more mango than oj? Then, just add more of the first! This simple, yet delicious, smoothie pleasantly surprises everyone who tries it.
WHAT IS WILD JUNGLE PEANUT BUTTER?
Wild Jungle Peanut Butter is made from organic Amazonian jungle peanuts, Brazil nut oil, and Himalayan pink salt. Jungle Peanuts contain 26% protein– higher than any other nut. They are high in oleic acid, contain all eight essential amino acids, and are aflatoxin-free! If you have a source of organic, aflatoxin-free peanuts, you can make your own freshly ground peanut butter to use as a replacement. You can find Wild Jungle Peanut Butter online.
WHAT IS CAROB POWDER?
Carob, native to countries surrounding the Mediterranean, is an incredibly rich, sweet food source that contains plenty of calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It’s also naturally sweet and caffeine-free. Roasted, powdered carob is commonly sold in health food stores. Raw, wild crafted carob powders, while much less common, can be obtained in some stores and also via online retailers. Powdered carob can be used to replace chocolate in any recipe.
Put everything into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Garnish with a slice of lemon. You can make variations on this smoothie by adding different fruits or varying the amounts of each one. Another option is to first juice the grapes, mango, and pineapple.
Put this juice into the blender and add the other ingredients. This method will create a thinner smoothie with less fiber. No matter how this smoothie is made, everybody loves it! It is neutral, sweet, and great for children. Also, the intense color means that this smoothie is packed with antioxidants–healthy nutrients that help protect against disease and help keep your mind young and beautiful. Try this Perfect Beauty smoothie today; it will lighten up your day and give you instant energy!