Green smoothies

Spinach, Sprouts, and Pineapple Smoothie

Spinach, pineapple, and sprouts smoothie

This green delight — a smoothie featuring the green goodness of spinach and sprouts with the sweetness of pineapple — offers ultimate refreshment, and the coconut water is immensely hydrating. It’s great over a couple of pieces of ice if the day is very warm. Bottoms up! more→

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Groovy Green Smoothie

groovy smoothieA great way to start the day with a hit of blood-cleansing chlorophyll and some good-quality protein from the seeds and protein powder. Adding protein will keep you feeling satisfied for hours! Recipe and photo contributed by Ricki Heller, from Diet, Dessert and Dogs. more→

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Green Velvet Smoothie

Green velvet smoothie (kale, banana, and avocado)

Kale, banana, an avocado join forces in this creamy, filling smoothie. Hemp seeds are optional, but they’re one of the best, most concentrated sources of Omega 3s—better (and tastier) than flaxseeds. They make a great addition to this creamy smoothie. Look for both hempseeds and hemp milk at most any natural foods market. Adapted from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen. more→

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C-Green Smoothie (Spinach and Avocado)

Spinach and Avocado Green Smoothie

This invigorating green smoothie featuring spinach and avocado, with a touch of parsley and watercress, is adapted from The Smoothies Bibleby Pat Crocker. Reprinted by permission. © 2010, Robert Rose, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Ginger, Pear, and Spinach Shake

Pears on a plate

You can substitute 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice for some of the water, or throw in a handful of cashews for more texture and protein. Try chilling the shake in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving if you want a more cooling effect. Contributed by Alexandra Jamieson, from Vegan Cooking for Dummies.* more→

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Piña Colada Green Smoothie

pineapple, apple, and leafy greens smoothies

This double-coconutty smoothie, with the addition of pineapple, green apple, and leafy greens, is superbly refreshing. more→

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Green Smoothies Made Simple

Kale and banana smoothie

Smoothies are an easy way to ensure you are getting your daily vitamins and nutrients. In just a matter of minutes you can have a daily dose of fruits and vegetables whether you are 5 months old or 105 years old. Let your taste and desire for good nutrition determine the best green smoothie recipe for you. Photo above by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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