Sunday, December 1, 2013

Emergen-C Peaches & Cream Smoothie

I felt some sniffles coming on and decided to try and fight anything potential OFF and tried the following recipe in a smoothie and was overjoyed with the flavor!  It was really tasty!

1/2 Banana (frozen)
1 C Frozen Peaches
1 C Hemp Milk
1/2 Scoop of GoL Yerba Mate Energizer Perfect Food
1 Packet of Super Orange Emergen-C

Yea!  Look at THAT!  Another HALF of a banana!  Apparently I'm having luck with 1/4 of a banana and 1/2 of a banana at a time!  It's better than nothing, eh!?

I will be doing a few more flavor combos using the Emergen-C Booster in them soon!  Stay Tuned!

I've posted about this Garden of Life Product before...but today I think I will post more info about Yerba Mate as a whole!

Yerba Mate is well known as the source of the beverage called mate, Chimarrão, Tererê (or Tereré) and other variations, traditionally consumed in subtropical South America, particularly northeastern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.[1] It was first used and cultivated by the Guaraní people, and also in some Tupí communities in southern Brazil, prior to the European colonization. It was scientifically classified by the Swiss botanist Moses Bertoni, who settled in Paraguay in 1895.

This tidbit is on the Wiki Page for the herb.  For more info on Mate as a beverage they have a dedicated page for that as well. The page goes into more of the hot beverages and traditional beverages.  I have consumed it as a tea or tisane before and you can read more about that over at Sororitea Sisters - our tea site.  This Smoothie was cold.  I was VERY pleased with the flavor and will certainly try it again in the future!


  1. Looks great, garlic, ginger, grapefruit are a few other things that are great at fighting off the common cold. Since they, along with other natural foods, are in my rotation I rarely receive a cold.

    1. Thanks! You know I LOVE my garlic! I will be making something tonight with that! I'm trying to find some frozen Grapefruit but it's been a no-go so far. There is only one place I have seen REAL Fresh Grapefruit here recently and it's been pretty bruised.

      I haven't had a head cold in YEARS and I think I have this one nipped in the bud! Fingers Crossed

  2. Looks great! Smoothies are a perfect way to start the day right. Have you tried adding frozen kale too?

    1. Once I get my hands on more frozen kale I sure hope to :)

      Not many places around me stock frozen kale or fresh for that matter so when I do see it I have to grab it! Eeeeeek!

  3. Oooh great sounding smoothie! I hope your'e feeling better.
    And great job on 1/2 a banana =)
    I'm getting caught up blogs... get ready for crazy comments over the weekend ;p

    1. Thanks! I'm still excited about how good it was, actually :) Yup! I do believe I kicked that potential bug in the ass before it attacked me :)

      I have some catching up to do as well! I will be over to your blog later today!