Not every smoothie I make is a green smoothie. Sometimes I just want some color, and to indulge in the unadulterated goodness of sweet, refreshing fruit – and chocolate! This cocoa-berry smoothie recipe with chia seeds and almond milk hits the spot on a warm summer day. Raw cacao (chocolate) adds minerals and antioxidants while […]

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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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This is a great meal replacement green smoothie for weight loss, cleansing, or for when you just want something healthy. Oranges and kale are loaded with fiber, which helps support your body’s cleansing abilities! The flavor of kale can be strong for some people, so that’s why I like to use curly kale instead of […]

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When you think about a delicious green smoothie, beets, avocado and celery are not the typical ingredients you plan to use. However, they can blend wonderfully with sweet strawberries and coconut water for a nutrient-rich treat. I’ll admit, beets might not be for everyone, but give them a try before you decide. Beets are a […]

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Starfruit, also known as carambola), lends an apple-like flavor accent to this tropical green smoothie recipe. Starfruits are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Before blending, remove the peel and seeds. The banana in this green smoothie provides the creamy texture and the pineapple sweetens the recipe perfectly, effectively hiding the mineral-rich, but […]

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This green smoothie is excellent for both weight loss and cleansing. It’s also delicious! Fresh mint and sweet melon are one of my favorite combinations. Dandelion greens are a great source of minerals (especially iron and calcium), protein and dietary fiber. They are also high in vitamins A (thanks to the antioxidant beta-carotene content) and […]

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I love pomegranates! Not only are they delicious, they are an excellent source of antioxidants. Plus, there has been a lot of scientific research on the health benefits of pomegranates. Never used a pomegranate before? Simply cut the fruit in half hold it over a bowl cut side down. With a spoon, firmly smack the […]

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This green smoothie is absolutely delicious! I love the combination of fresh mint and sweet melon. The goji berries also complement the flavor and add protein. This recipe uses water-rich fruits that are excellent sources of dietary fiber, making this a great detox smoothie. Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. […]

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Don’t be afraid to use beets in a green smoothie. While they have an earthy flavor, the flavor is easily masked by sweet pear and raspberry in this recipe. If you have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, then beets will liquify and provide a lot of extra nutrition in your smoothie. Beets are […]

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The flavors of fall blend deliciously in this green smoothie recipe featuring pumpkin, hazelnut, cinnamon and nutmeg. And fresh baby spinach, of course! Pumpkin is only in season for a short time of the year so why not indulge yourself in this vitamin A-rich food (pumpkin contains beta-carotene that your body converts to vitamin A)! […]

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