Thursday, June 24, 2010

Shake cubes- shakes without the pain!

I've recently turned to smoothies to try to fit in all of those foods you're "suppose" to eat for health benefits-- but just can't seem to get into your meals. I mean we all know things like: garlic, cilantro, beets, flax, coconut milk, are good for us, not to mention those extra powders and supplements we need to improve our health, but how the heck do you fit them into your menu every single day....not an easy task! The second problem is storing all of the raw ingredients that can spoil.
My shake cubes solves these problems and also helps cut down on shake making time. I usually add cilantro and beets to my shakes. Cilantro helps detox heavy metals, helps reduce cholesterol, and stimulates the endocrine system. Beets are proven to reduce the growth of tumors, a great vitamin A source and help manage blood pressure. I would never get a daily source of cilantro or beets without my shakes!

1 cup of beets-- or your favorite shake ingredient
2 tablespoons Coconut milk
1 tablespoon Water

Beets need to be boiled and softened first. If you are using other ingredients like cilantro, or spinach you can skip the boiling step. Boil beets until soft. Once soft remove from heat and cut into small pieces. Add pieces to food processor and add coconut milk and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze. The next morning all you have to do is get out your different types of ice cubes and add them to your milk of choice and blend. This eliminates the hassle of prepping your ingredients every day and better yet your ingredients wont spoil in the fridge! Prepare different types of cubes to keep your taste buds happy :-)


Anonymous said...

What a great idea. It also keeps all those good things from getting lost and spoiling in the back of the produce drawer. I am always losing cilantro that way. Just found your blog and I'm enjoying reading though your posts.

Whitney said...

Oh great! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. That is exactly why I started my smoothie cubes-- Cilantro ALWAYS goes bad so quickly and then you feel so wasteful! Thanks for the comment Wendy!