My Friend’s Favorite Smoothies

My Friend’s Favorite Smoothies

I have friends who know their smoothie making better than I do. So I love to promote them and share their knowledge with you, my friendly reader!

Enjoy these curated smoothie recipes from fabulous friends and people I admire. Check them out!

Lemon Low-Glycemic Smoothie

Andrea Nakayama, Owner of ReplenishPDX

“This leafy smoothie is packed with cancer-fighting power. In fact, it contains five of the Top 10 Foods to Aid Glycemic (blood sugar) Control. Those are: cinnamon, berries, parsley, flaxseed meal and LEMON!”

Ingredients:
2 cups water
2 cups wild blueberries
1 large handful parsley
zest of one lemon
squeeze of half a lemon
1 Tablespoon flax meal
1 knob of fresh ginger, about the size of a small adult thumbnail
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
20 drops liquid vanilla stevia
1/4 cup Brazil nuts
1 Tablespoon maca root powder (optional)
ice (optional)

Preparation:
With a high speed blender like a Vitamix or BlendTec, throw all ingredients in and blend on high until creamy and smooth. This smoothie is on the more liquid side, so be sure to add ice if you’d like it a bit more slushy-like.

With a less powerful blender, be sure to chop the parsley and add ingredients and blend, one at a time, until all ingredients are liquefied.

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Chocolate Mint Smoothie

From thebarre3 blog

“Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This shake is for you. Not only is it delightfully crave-worthy, it’s also loaded with antioxidants, energy-boosting nutrients, and disease-fighting properties. The healthy fats in the coconut milk, chia seeds, and sunflower-seed butter support brain health by keeping your memory sharp and reducing your risk for cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Those same healthy fats are also essential for balancing hormones and regulating metabolism. And the magnesium in the raw cacao powder can improve bone health and support a well-functioning immune system, while the mint leaves ease inflammation and promote good digestion.

We like this nourishing Mint Chocolate Shake even better than the “real” thing because of the way it makes us feel: energized and satiated. Give it a try, and I bet you’ll agree. Enjoy!”

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
8-10 small fresh mint leaves
2 Tbs raw cacao powder
2 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
2 tsp. coconut oil
2 Tbs. sunflower-seed butter
2 Tbs. chia seeds
1/2 cup canned coconut milk (full fat)
1 cup almond milk

Directions:

Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and whirl away until smooth.

Tip: If you don’t have a powerful blender, soak the dates in water for 30 minutes prior to making the shake.

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And from those of people I admire, here is a great list from the lovely Kris Carr:

Juice + Smoothie Recipes

My Friend’s Favorite Smoothies
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Lemon Low-Glycemic Smoothie
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups wild blueberries
  • 1 large handful parsley
  • zest of one lemon
  • squeeze of half a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 knob of fresh ginger, about the size of a small adult thumbnail
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 20 drops liquid vanilla stevia
  • ¼ cup Brazil nuts
  • 1 Tablespoon maca root powder (optional)
  • ice (optional)
  • ______________________________________________
  • Ingredients for Chocolate Mint Smoothie
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 8-10 small fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbs. raw cacao powder
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs. sunflower-seed butter
  • 2 Tbs. chia seeds
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 cup almond milk
Instructions
  1. For Lemon Low-Glycemic Smoothie:
  2. With a high speed blender like a Vitamix or BlendTec, throw all ingredients in and blend on high until creamy and smooth. This smoothie is on the more liquid side, so be sure to add ice if you’d like it a bit more slushy-like.
  3. _______________________________________________
  4. For Chocolate Mint Smoothie
  5. Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and whirl away until smooth.
Notes
Lemon Low-Glycemic Smoothie: With a less powerful blender, be sure to chop the parsley and add ingredients and blend, one at a time, until all ingredients are liquefied.


Chocolate Mint Smoothie: If you don’t have a powerful blender, soak the dates in water for 30 minutes prior to making the shake.

 

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