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Smoothies!

When it comes to smoothies, there really is something for everyone. Not only are you nourishing your body with essential vitamins and nutrients, they are truly delicious. There are endless combinations, but here are a few of our favorites!

As a general rule, add ingredients to the blender in the order they appear in the recipe, or follow this general guideline below when creating your own. 

  1. Liquids 
  2. Dry Goods (grains, powders)
  3. Leafy Greens
  4. Fruits & Veggies
  5. Ice & Frozen Ingredient

Green Power Protein 

  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder 
  • 2 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds 
  • 1/2 organic banana frozen 
  • 2 cups organic spinach, tightly packed 
  • 1/2 organic avocado 
  • 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen organic strawberries 
  • 1 pitted Medjool date optional for added sweetness 

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Recipe yields 2 servings

Blueberry Avocado Jam 

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 serving of plant based protein powder (e.g. Sunwarrior Blend or Vega)
  • 1 serving of greens powder (e.g. Green Vibrance)
  • 1 cup frozen organic blueberries 
  • 1/2 organic banana frozen
  • 1/2 organic avocado

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy 

Recipe yields 2 servings

​Glowing Green Smoothie  

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 3 to 4 stalks organic celery
  • 1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of organic kale (alternate with spinach or chard)
  • 1 organic apple, cored and chopped (alternate varieties)
  • 1 organic pear, cored and chopped (alternate varieties)
  • 1 organic banana
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon

Optional add ins:

  • 1⁄2 cup minced fresh cilantro (stems are okay)
  • 1⁄2 cup minced fresh parsley (stems are okay)
  1. Add water and chopped head of romaine to blender. Blend at a low speed until smooth.
  2. Add kale, celery, apple, and pear, and blend at high speed.
  3. Add cilantro and parsley (which help chelate heavy metals from your body).
  4. Finish with banana and lemon.

Recipe yields 3-4 servings. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Adapted from Kimberly Snyder

Clementine Sunshine Smoothie

  • 4 clementines, preferably chilled
  • ½ cup ice
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or unsweetened almond milk
  • Tiny dash sea salt

Optional add-ins:

  • Chunks of frozen banana for extra creaminess
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric for added immunity boosting
  • Drizzle of honey for sweetness
  1. Peel the clementines and pull each one in half. Pull out excess pith in the center and discard.
  2. Add the yogurt or almond milk to the blender, followed by the clementines, ice and a tiny dash of salt
  3. Add in any of the optional add-ins.
  4. Blend well, until the clementines have turned into juice and there are no chunks of ice left.

There will likely be some bits of pith in the smoothie. If you don’t mind the texture, pour into a glass and enjoy. For a smoother smoothie, pour it through a metal sieve into your glass.

This immunity-boosting smoothie offers around 240 percent of your daily value of vitamin C!

Recipe yields one 10-ounce smoothie.

Adapted from COOKIE + kate

Banana-Chai Smoothies

  • 1 organic Chai teabag (e.g. Rumi or Traditional Medicinals )
  • 2 medium organic bananas peeled
  • 1- inch knob organic ginger peeled
  • 2 tablespoons organic honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk

Optional add-ins:

  • Cinnamon for garnish 
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Place the Chai teabag in a heat-safe cup and pour 1 cup of hot water over it. Steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove teabag and cool tea concentrate in the fridge or freezer until room temperature. (Can be done in advance).
  4. Using a small food processor or blender, puree the bananas, ginger, honey, and milk until smooth.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of the Chai concentrate and puree to combine.
  6. Transfer the smoothie to glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Recipe yields 2 servings

Adapted from feedmephoebe

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If you are looking for a power punch, here is a list of some excellent add-ins:

Maca: 

This super-food (native to the Andean Mountains) is hailed as a great source of energy and known for being a natural aphrodisiac.

Hemp seeds: 

Hemp seeds have high levels of vitamins A, C and E and beta-carotene and are rich in protein, carbohydrates, minerals and fiber. 

Bee pollen: 

Bee pollen comes from the flower pollen that collects on the bodies of bees, which then mixes with a sticky secreted substance that packs it into granules. Bee pollen is high in protein and vitamins, offering the elusive B12, a crucial vitamin for immunity that’s difficult to get from non-animal sources.   

Dates: 

Dates are super sweet so a little goes a long way. 1 or 2 chopped up dates is plenty! They’re a great source of fiber, which means they create less of a blood sugar spike. They score around 42 GI-wise, meaning they’re still relatively easy on the blood sugar. 

Moon Juice Dust: 

Moon Dusts are custom blends of adaptogenic superherbs and supermushrooms that help combat the effects of stress to nourish body, beauty, and consciousness from the inside out. Choose from SpiritBeautyPowerBrainDream and Sex. https://www.moonjuiceshop.com/

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