Here’s a delicious green smoothie that blends my favorite tropical fruits with an ingredient you don’t usually associate with a smoothie – basil! The basil goes really well with the pineapple and mango in this smoothie. I only added 5 leaves and it didn’t overpower the smoothie. Adding herbs, such as basil, to your smoothies […]

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I like playing around with different ingredients. I recently made a Strawberry-Vanilla Coffee Smoothie, and it was nice to be able to enjoy a coffee drink without feeling guilty that it was full of sugar and artificial ingredients. Since I really liked that smoothie, I went to a flavored coffee website and scrolled though their […]

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This smoothie with papaya, mint and ginger is just the thing for a hot summer day! It’s both refreshing and delicious! Papayas are at their best when they are very ripe. If you get the large Mexican or Caribbean Red papayas, the peel should be mostly yellow and speckled with brown spots. The green, firm […]

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I love playing around with different types of nuts in my green smoothies. While I’ve used macadamia nuts in raw food recipes, I haven’t really used them in smoothies yet. I thought I would give it a try. Macadamia nuts have a nice creamy texture. They are a soft nut so it’s not necessary to […]

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Here’s a delicious green smoothie that blends the sweet flavors of pineapple, banana and almonds while hiding the taste of mineral-rich broccoli and spinach. Pineapples also contain nutrients that may have anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, may also support digestion. Broccoli is a great source of calcium and antioxidants. The pineapple and […]

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This tropical fusion fruit smoothie is delicious! I call it “tropical fusion” because this recipe blends the exotic flavors of the tropics (guava, banana) with delectable northern peaches. The carrots and ginger accent the flavors of peach and guava or a heavenly, and healthy, blend. Carrots are extremely good for you. They have been shown […]

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Dragon fruit, or pitaya, is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America. They are also cultivated in Asia. The only place in the United States where dragon fruit is grown is Hawaii. For all of its color and exotic appearance, the dragon fruit has a surprisingly bland flavor reminiscent of a mildly sweet melon […]

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This exotically fruity green smoothie blends the creamy custard flavor of durian with the tropical flavor of pineapple. Add in a bit of raw cacao (chocolate) and this smoothie is as decadent as it is nutritious. A special ingredient in this recipe is dulse flakes. Dulse is a type of sea vegetable that provides over […]

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The jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit and is native to south and southeast Asia, but is also cultivated in Central and South America, as well as Hawaii, California and Florida. Jackfruit has fibrous, starchy flesh and its green or yellow (when ripe) skin is covered in bumps. The flavor is sweet, and has been […]

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This smoothie is simple, but very tasty. Tamarind is slightly bitter, but it complements oranges nicely. The tamarind fruit is encased within a brown pod. Inside the pod of the tamarind is a soft, brown pulp with hard-coated black seeds. It is this pulp that people eat to get all the nutritional and health benefits […]

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