Well the Holidays are over and it’s time to return to your healthy eating program. Not only are smoothies are a great way to start off the day but you can boost the nutritional value by adding a Tablespoon of flax, chia, hemp seeds (high in Omega 3’s) or protein powder to any of the following recipes. Start your day with the Super green morning smoothie or treat yourself to the Chocolate Banana Smoothie. For best results and the smoothest texture make these in a powerful immersion style blender.
Orange, Carrot and Persimmon Smoothie with Ginger—A Beta Carotene Blast!
- 2 Oranges, peeled
- 2 Persimmons, peeled and chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped finely
- 2 tsp. of ginger, grated
- 1 – 1 ½ cups water
Place all of the ingredients in the blend and blend until smooth.
Pomegranate Strawberry Smoothie –High in Anti oxidants and Vitamin C
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup pomegranate juice.
Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend.
Super Green Morning Smoothie
Makes 2 generous servings
- 4 leaves of kale, leaves separated from the stem and stem discarded.
- 1 medium apple, sliced
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup parsley leaves
- 1 tsp. flax meal
- 1 tsp. ginger, grated
- 1 small orange, peeled
- 2 Tbsp. agave syrup of honey (more to taste)
- 1 to 1 ½ cups water
Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Chocolate Date Smoothie
- 6 Dates, pitted
- ½ cup yogurt (silken tofu works well too.)
- 2 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 banana
- 1 cup ice
Place all of the ingredients in the blender and blend away! This is great as an afternoon pick me up.