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July: Green Smoothie Goodness
7/1/2016 8:14:47 AM

Smoothies are a refreshing way to cool off in the summer heat. Green Smoothies are an easy and delicious way to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet. You get the benefits of digestive enzymes from the raw fruits and vegetables. Smoothies provide a variety of different nutrients and phytochemicals depending on what ingredients you chose.  Pre-made smoothies often contain a lot of added sugar. Making them at home gives you control over how much sugar is in it. Starting with spinach is a good idea if kale is too strong of a flavor. Start with a little until you get used to the color and taste. Green smoothies cleanse the body and are packed full of antioxidants.  Making smoothies is a great way to get your daily dose of fiber as well! Read more about Green smoothies at http://greensmoothiegirl.com/

 

Try this great recipe to get your Green Smoothie Goodness this July:

Easy Starter Green Smoothie

·1 3/4 c water (or nut milk)

·1 Tbsp. honey or agave (optional)

·1 10oz. bag spinach (or other dark greens such as chard, collards, or kale)

·1 ripe banana (preferably frozen in chunks)

·2 c frozen mixed berries

·1 pear, peach, apple, or orange

Blend all until very smooth. Pour in glasses and enjoy, or refrigerate up to 48 hrs. Makes about 3 pints.


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Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Fiber  |  Green Smoothies  |  July  |  Phytochemicals  |  Plant Protein  |  Raw  |  Recipes

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