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Written by Tera on May 18, 2012 – -
by Tera Warner
Green smoothie season is definitely here!
With an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies popping up and the heat on the increase who wants to “cook”? Spring and summer are the perfect time to take a deep dive into the world of fresh food eating and see what it can really do for you! Our next 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox will be starting up soon. If you’d like to rev your engines and warm up in preparation for this event, you can check out the recipes below. There’s also a great article about how my Dad turned his health around in under 7 days by sticking to a plant-based diet and drinking green smoothies every day. (Recently, I spoke to my dad who told me that these days, when people ask him how he’s doing, he says, “lean and chiseled.”)
Here are some easy green smoothie recipes that have been contributed by participants on our 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox.by Stacey Terry
2 Medjool dates*
(soaked in 1/4 cup water for 2 hours or more)
1 cup local wild red berries, such as pin cherries
(substitute strawberries or raspberries if none available)
1 – 2 handfuls wild dandelion greens
(or farmed if you prefer)
1 cup water as needed for blending
Include the dates if you are using red berries that are somewhat sour or if you’re not used to dandelion greens; otherwise, go for the bitter digestive advantage!
Combine the fruit with water and blend until smooth.
Add your greens and blend again.
Dandelion greens are more bitter than most typical greens (the wild ones are least bitter in the spring and late fall).
by Beth Grant
1 handful butter lettuce
(aka Boston lettuce)
1 handful Romaine lettuce
1 handful cilantro
1/4 of a pineapple
1 ripe banana
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup water
Add to blender, blend until smooth.
Add more water if it is too thick.
by Sheryl-Anne Surprenant
10 – 12 strawberries, frozen
2 peaches, cubed
2 cups orange juice
1 bunch Swiss Chard
4 red beet leaves
Blend fruits and juice first.
Then add leaves and blend some more.
It’s the perfect shade of deep red.
Making a daily green smoothie is a fabulous way to improve your health, do a gentle detox and lighten the load on your system. If you’ve never tried them before, we recommend you kick start your green smoothie adventure with our FREE 3-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. After that you’ll be ready and eager to try stepping things up a notch for our 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox.
Have you experienced health improvements with green smoothies? Tell us below and we’d love to feature your story on the blog!