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Summer Smoothies and Juices

Summer Smoothies and Juices
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 2
Smoothies and juices are very popular right now, but they’re more than a trend. They’re the perfect way to get your daily intake of necessary fruits and vegetables. Additionally, they make it easier to digest those nutrients. I would like to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes. It has the added benefit of being popular with the kids, it’s a great way to get them to eat their fruits and veggies!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water or 1 cup almond milk and 1 cup water/coconut water
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 3 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, washed
  • 1 frozen banana, in thick slices
  • 1 pear, core removed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil
  • Cinnamon powder, to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • Maca, to taste (optional)
  • Raw chocolate powder, to taste (optional)
  • Dates, to taste (optional)

Directions

  • 1
    In a blender, add water (or water and milk) and the rest of the ingredients. Blend until you have a soft homogenous mixture. Add more water or milk if you need to adjust the consistency. Serve with a few pieces of chocolate or shredded coconut as garnish.

Expert Tips

  • Use fresh and organic products.
  • Use frozen fruits to give the smoothie an ice cream texture.
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of almond or coconut milk.
  • For a super nutritious smoothie, don’t process the ingredients for more than 90 seconds.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Smoothies and juices are very popular right now, but they’re more than a trend. They’re the perfect way to get your daily intake of necessary fruits and vegetables. Additionally, they make it easier to digest those nutrients. I would like to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes. It has the added benefit of being popular with the kids, it’s a great way to get them to eat their fruits and veggies!
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