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Vegan Smoothies: Sangria

Posted Aug 02 2012 12:41pm

Cool off with sangria Seasonal fruit practically pours out of each grocery store and farmers' market. Temperatures teeter between pleasantly warm and hideously oppressive. It's summer and there's no better time to embrace  smoothies  as cooling, nourishing snacks or even as meals. Blend yourself up some vitamins, minerals, and much-needed glucose with these recipes. Feel free to add chlorella, spirulina, or vegan protein powder as desired.

Recipe #4: Sangria

Treat yourself to this fresh fruity cocktail, packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and memory-strengthening polyphenol compounds. Enough with the nutrition talk, you had us at "sangria."

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb red grapes
  • 2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cups strawberries

Optional:

To make a more  traditional version  of this drink, add  eco-friendly wine  and spirits.

Directions:

Combine grapes, orange juice, and strawberries in a blender. If you want this to be a green smoothie, don't remove tiny green leaves from your organic strawberries — they'll blend just fine. This recipe will be a bit thicker than store-bought sangria so keep blending until it reaches the desired consistency.

--by Krislyn Placide / Image by iStockphoto/sf_foodphoto

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