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Green Smoothie Party

This New Year is Hot! Flax Seed Green Smoothie for Hormonal Help

Happy New Year! I spent the last few days of 2018 experiencing the wonder of hot flashes. A friend soon turned me onto the idea of seed-cycling for hormonal balance. In my opinion, the hardest to use is the flax seed; yet its potential benefits for fighting inflammation and hot flashes is worth the experiment. Smoothies are a great–and a somewhat obvious place–to sneak in a little flax seed. Here’s a recipe . . . .

Post-run Smoothie for a Sweetheart

My partner enjoys drinking a smoothie after he runs. Today I made up this creation and thought it came out pretty good, so I’m sharing. Ingredients: 1 cup Light coconut milk (I used So Delicious brand) 1/2 Frozen banana 1/4 cup Aloe Juice (I used Herbal Aloe Force) 1 cup Frozen spinach 1 scoop Protein…
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Coco-Cantaloupe Smoothie

I found myself craving a cantaloupe a few weeks ago at the grocery store, but then didn’t feel like eating it plain. When I was a kid, my grandma used to put a scoop of ice cream on it, but I don’t do dairy anymore, so I came up with this instead. It was quite…
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Post-run Smoothie Treat

Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk — I use “Blue Diamond Almond Breeze” 1 scoop of Vega Protein Smoothie Mix — I use “Choc-A-Lot” 1/2 banana 2 Tbsp almond butter 1/2 one real vanilla bean 1 glassful of ice cubes Instructions Toss in the Vitamix, blend, and drink (slowly if possible)!

Coconutty ‘nana (with Pulp!)

OK, here’s my new favorite afternoon smoothie recipe. I’ve adapted it from the “Coconutty ‘Nana” recipe from the Big Book of Juices. Tools Cutting board, knife, juicer (I have the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor), Vitamix (or other awesome) blender. Ingredients 1/2 pineapple 2 bananas 8 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk 2 Tbsp…
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New Year Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: 1c hemp (or almond) milk 1/2 banana 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds or 1 squirt Flax oil 1c kale 1c spinach 1/4c flat parsley 1/4c pea sprouts (optional) 1/4c blackberries (or raspberries) Instructions: Combine ingredients in a blender, preferably in the order listed above. Drink up and enjoy!

Another Green Smoothie Recipe

I was recently asked by a few folks for the (latest) green smoothie recipe I’m enjoying, so I thought I’d share it more publicly. I believe this one originally came from Yoga Journal: (Ingredients are in the best order I’ve found for putting them into the Vitamix.) 1c water 1 apple, coarsely chopped 1/2 cucumber,…
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