Elaine Javier

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Access Bars Practitioner, and Catholic Homeschooling Mom and Blogger

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Simple Shakes

As a kid I loved to open a large bamboo trunk that my mom bought in the Philippines which contained rows and rows of music treasures.  I'd peruse through my mom and dad's old records and play some old time favorites on their record player.  One of my favorite songs was "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra.  I adored his voice and the catchy tune.  From time to time I catch myself singing the song to my little boy.

Last week certainly felt like summer again in the Northeast.  Just as the temperatures were beginning to dip, we suddenly found ourselves enjoying 80 degree weather in early November.  So I thought it's time to make some nice cool and yummy shakes to accompany that nostalgic feeling of summer days.

I'm going back to keeping shakes simple.  Sometimes adding too many ingredients and add ons results in a confusing concoction of sorts.  Let's enjoy the richness and simplicity of the flavors instead.

This time I'm sharing two simple shakes that take just minutes to whip  up.  These have really become staples since we are savoring them practically every day.

The first one is called Peach Cherry Jubilee.  This one makes everyone in the house happy thus its name.  It's smooth and naturally sweet because of the dark cherries and apple.  If you have body aches or pain and are tempted to reach for the Advil, drink this shake instead.  Eating at least six cherries is the equivalent of one Advil and it really works wonders!

My second shake recipe is the refreshing Mango Pineapple Delight.  We love this one a lot, too.  My son can't get enough of it and he's so picky. This one is high in fiber content and the mix of flavors is oh so good!  I love the combination of mango, pineapple, kiwi, lime, and a little maple syrup.

Lately, we've been using organic rice milk as our milk base since it's the only milk my son can drink at the moment.  We're using Organic Rice Dream, the non-refrigerated carton.  Though I am really tempted to start making my own rice milk as these milk brands contain preservatives and are not entirely clean.  Many milk brands contain xanthum gum which may cause people to itch or have digestive issues.  We noticed Constantine scratching a lot but once we eliminated all food sources containing xanthum gum his skin started clearing up.  Also, beware of other gums like guar gum as some people could be sensitive.

As I approach my one year anniversary of eating clean I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experiences and some of our favorite recipes with you.  Thank you for reading and following along.  As the weather gets colder stay tuned for my post on warm shakes perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Peach Cherry Jubilee Shake


Ingredients (Use organic ingredients when possible.)

1 cup rice milk (we like Organic Rice Dream, unrefrigerated carton) or any milk you like preferably dairy free

1/2 cup frozen peaches

2/3 cup frozen dark cherries

Half of an apple (we like gala apples) cored, peeled or unpeeled

Few dashes of cinnamon or 1 tsp



Blend all ingredients in a blender.  Enjoy!  A Blendtec or Vitamix blender works best.  Makes one to two servings.

Mango Pineapple Delight


Ingredients (Use organic ingredients when possible.)

1 cup rice milk or any milk you like preferably dairy free

1 cup frozen mango

6 frozen pineapple chunks

Half frozen kiwi

1 or 2 slices lime juice, about 1 to 2 tbsp

1 tbsp real maple syrup or to taste 



Blend all ingredients in a blender.  A Blendtec or Vitamix blender works best.  Makes one to two servings.

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I’m going back to keeping shakes simple.