No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!
It was Victoria Boutenko who put Green Smoothies on the map in her terrific book, Green For Life (I HIGHLY recommend reading it). Drinking a big luscious smoothie can be the perfect meal replacement or snack during this 11 Week Total Health & Weight Loss Initiative. They are super easy and delicious. Your Rehab Director gives them 2 Green Thumbs UP!
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I make a smoothie that my kids love:
1/4 cup of soaked almonds
1.5 lbs spinach
just enough water to blend this up
4 or so frozen bananas
4-6 dates (depends on size of dates)
3-4 tbsp raw cacao nibs or the raw cacao powder (fiddle with it though- I have not used the powder)
2 tbsp coconut oil
enough water to blend up.
Blend all ingredients. This makes 5 good sized glasses of smoothie. You can add more cacao nibs or dates if you need to for added sweetness and chocolate flavor.
green immune system booster
5 oranges (peeled & cut in quarters)
2-3 handfuls of spinach (to taste)
1/2 cup of water to get things going
- throw everything into the blender & let 'er rip.
- i have a blentec blender & i run it first on "whole juice", then i add 6-7 ice cubes & run it on "smoothie".
- if your oranges aren't super sweet, add a banana or a frozen banana to it & yummmm ... enjoy!
- this makes about 30 oz or so, depending on how juicy your oranges are & how long you let it blend. this is one of my family's favorites - my 3 kids LOVE it! : )
I love this I could drink them all day! I'm one of those ppl who never really measures anything so I'm not sure on the measurements. I'm going to guess. lol
Acai Berry & Blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1-2 cups frozen blueberries (2 cups will make 2 nice size smoothies)
1 serving acai juice (its hard finding raw juice I usually end up w out raw)
1 serving frozen acai pulp, sorbet, smoothie pack (depends what you can find in your area)
place in blender until smooth.
When we went raw coffee was our biggest problem, but i have replace our morning coffee with one of these smoothies and get a nice energy boost from it. Enjoy :)