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Recipe of the Week

Posted Jan 07 2010 6:20am
Tosca Reno's Spring-Cleaning Smoothie

Feeling sluggish? A little spring cleaning is in order! I've created this yummy smoothie to scrub you from the inside out. Don't let the green color scare you off - it's a combination of hemp protein powder and spirulina powder. Spirulina is blue-green algae bursting with protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins B, C, D, E, and minerals. Drink up to clean up!


Nutrients Per Serving

Calories: 260
Protein: 14 g
Carbs: 43 g
Dietary Fiber: 12 g
Fat: 4 g
Sat. Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 78 mg
Cholesterol: 2 g
Spring-Cleaning Smoothie


  • 1 tsp Spirulina powder
  • 1 serving hemp protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp coarsely ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced (Optional: save 1 or 2 slices for garnish)
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • Juice of 1/2 orange

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pour in a chilled glass and garnish with kiwi. Serve.

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do." Pope John XXIII
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