Smoothies & Juices

If you have a Vitamix or other good quality high speed blender, a Green Smoothie is filling and packed full of goodness! Start with a handful or two of greens and experiment with fruits you enjoy.

Beginner Green Smoothie:

1 to 2 handfuls of organic greens (try spinach, green or purple kale, swiss chard, and romaine lettuce)
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup of fresh or frozen organic berries, mango, pears, pineapple, peaches, or whatever fruit you have on hand
1/4 cup raw nuts (optional)
1 to 2 cups of water
1/2 cup ice

Blend until smooth. As you become more accustomed to the taste of blended greens, you may want to decrease the ratio of fruit to greens. Enjoy!

*If you don’t have a high speed blender, start by blending the water and greens first, then add fresh or frozen fruit and nuts, if using.

 

Grinch Smoothie

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This will give you “the strength of 10 Grinches…plus two!”

2 handfuls curly kale
2 handfuls baby spinach
1 handful dandelion greens
½ handful wheat grass, cut into small pieces
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 small frozen banana
1 medium orange, peeled
1 heaping tablespoon coconut oil
2-3 cups water

Blend and enjoy! Serves 3 to 4.

Raw & Living Pina Colada!

Our version of a Pina Colada is alcohol, dairy and refined sweetener free! A hot summer day treat that will keep you hydrated.

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1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup young Thai coconut meat
1 1/2 cups fresh (or frozen) pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon Mila chia seeds

Open the Thai coconut and pour the water into a high speed blender. Scrape the meat out from inside the coconut. Add to blender with the remaining ingredients. Add about 1/2 cup of water and blend until smooth. Add ice if using fresh pineapple and blend. Enjoy!

Super Green Juice:

Every now and then, I like to give my body a vacation from solid food. A day long juice fast supercharges my body with micronutrients, vitamins and minerals. Here is one of my favorite green juices.

1 head romaine lettuce
1 cucumber
5 stalks kale
1 large handful baby spinach
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch mint
1 lime
pinch of sea salt

Wash all produce, peel lime, and process all ingredients through your juicer. Stir in salt and enjoy!

Simply Green Juice

2 cucumbers
4 stalks celery
2 green apples
1/2  lemon
1 quarter sized chunk of fresh ginger

Pineapple apple mint juice

1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled (you can juice the core)
2 green apples
1 spring mint leaves
water to taste