A Greener Smoothie? Avocado, Spinach, and Lemon

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Dec 132016
 
greener smoothie

Looking for a tasty and greener smoothie recipe to add to your collection? You won’t get much more green than this smoothie recipe:

2 cups of chopped spinach (or kale if you prefer)
1/2 avocado
1 large banana, peeled and sliced
Lemon juice equal to the juice in a single lemon
1-2 cups filtered water
1 Tbsp Chia seed

Everything goes into your blender at once and gets mixed until you get the consistency you prefer.

If you prefer a colder smoothie, use ice cubes or cold water and freeze your banana the night before. Just be sure to peel and slice it BEFORE FREEZING!

A Greener Smoothie?

Green Detox Smoothie – Really Good Detox Recipe

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Dec 112016
 
green detox smoothie

Green smoothies are always popular because of their proven nutritional benefits. Green smoothies are also frequently the base for so called  “detox” smoothies This green detox smoothie recipe was first featured on ABC’s Good Morning America television program a while back. As a “detox” recipe it works because it contains a lot of water and fiber, both of which are required to efficiently flush the digestive tract.

As first published, this is certainly one of the more healthy of the green detox smoothie recipes. But, we have added even more nutritional value by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed to the mix. Chia is a natural nutritional powerhouse that brings a whole range of nutritional goodness including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids. Also, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it to the mix won’t change the results at all.

In your favorite blender mix:
1 1/2 cup of cold water
1 head of romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped (or any other green leafy veg you like)
3 large stalks of celery
2 apples
1 banana
1/3 bunch of cilantro
1/3 bunch of parsley
Juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Green Detox Smoothie

Carrot Peach Smoothie – and Strawberries

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Dec 112016
 
carrot peach smoothie

Today’s recipe creates a carrot peach smoothie. Two items rarely seen together I grant you!

You can enjoy carrots all year round but those harvested in the summer and early fall have more taste. Carrots are loaded with vitamins including A, C, and K. Eat as many as you want because they are also low in calories. Without question, Carrots and their crunchy taste make smoothies even better.

Fresh peaches are “in season” in most places begins in July and runs through August. But, depending on the weather, you can find fresh peaches as early as May and as late as September. For the tastiest peach choose ones without any hint of green coloring. If not in season frozen peaches are OK too and preferable to canned.

Its also easy to turn this carrot peach smoothie treat into even more of a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

large carrot peeled and chopped
1 fresh peach seeded and sliced in quarters
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
Tbsp. Chia seed

Carrot Peach Smoothie – and Strawberries

Carrot Cake Smoothie – Tasty!

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Dec 102016
 
carrot cake smoothie

Can you imagine a carrot cake smoothie? Of course carrots are a part of thousands of recipes but are usually used to enhance a recipe rather than be the focal point. In carrot smoothies, carrots are almost always the focus and this one really does taste just like carrot cake. It takes a bit of effort to put together and there are a bunch of ingredients but, really, the results are well worth the effort.

Its also easy to turn carrot smoothies like this one into even more of a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2/3 cup refrigerated canned, drained, sliced carrots
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 cup low fat of fat free milk
  • 2 tsp. crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground allspice (1/8 tsp.)
  • pinch fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Add everything except the nutmeg in the blender and blend on the highest setting for 33-45 seconds. Serve with a pinch of fresh grated nutmeg. Makes two 4 ounce servings

Carrot Cake Smoothie