Enjoy Your Healthy Eating and Supercharge Your Smoothie with a Fun, Interactive Virtual Blender

Now that it’s January and you’re back on the healthful eating track, want to spice up your smoothie preparation? This virtual smoothie blender from naturaldelights.com will let you try different combinations online. You even get to press the blender button and watch it whirl!

Here’s how it works: You choose your smoothie type (Energy, Recovery or Meal Replacement) then you add the star ingredient (Natural Delights Medjool Dates). After that, the possibilities are endless and you can mix and match ingredients like berries, avocado, yogurt or even cauliflower! A final step allows you to “boost” it with super spices like cinnamon, ginger and turmeric. Then comes the fun part—press the blender button and watch your chosen ingredients go round and round.

Click here to try the online smoothie supercharger.

Smoothies can be a great way to enjoy a well-balanced, nutrient-packed and nourishing meal or snack. When made with natural sweeteners like Medjool dates, they can provide all your needed nutrients with not much sugar. In case you want even more variety, try this Chocolate Matcha Smoothie. It’s plant-based and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while still being protein-packed and nutrient-dense.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

This naturally sweet strawberry and mango smoothie is energizing and the perfect way to start your day!

1 cup (250 mL) orange juice

¼ cup (60 mL) non-fat yogurt

2 cups (500 mL) strawberries

1 ¼ cup (300 mL) fresh mango, cubed

3 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and roughly chopped

Finely shredded coconut and fresh strawberry for garnish (optional)

Add all ingredients, except garnish, to a blender in the order listed. Blitz for 3-5 minutes or until smooth. Or, for a layered smoothie, blend orange juice and mango first and pour into the bottom of the glass. Blend remaining ingredients and pour slowly over the mango mixture.

Garnish by moistening rim of glass and dipping in finely shredded coconut. Top with a fresh berry.

 

BONUS recipe for those who are winter-weary: let your tastebuds escape to a tropical island with this simple, 5-ingredient smoothie.

Tropical Smoothie

12 oz (350 mL) coconut water

1 mango, cubed

1 tbsp (15 mL) chia seeds

6 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and roughly chopped

1 frozen banana

mango slice for garnish (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blitz for 3-5 minutes or until smooth. Garnish with mango slice.

Medjool dates are a pure and wholesome superfood picked straight off the tree at the peak of ripeness. Plump and naturally sweet, the only things added are sunshine and water. Grown at the intersection of California and Arizona, a perfect microclimate along the Colorado River, Natural Delights Medjool Dates are a nourishing, portable snack that provide long-lasting energy, and are full of antioxidants, potassium, and fibre.

They are also a nutritious and natural replacement for processed sugar in baking. While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fibre. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fibre and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.

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