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Day 29 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Bok Choy Thai Green Smoothie

Only 1 day left for the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge !  I wasn’t too impressed with today’s smoothie.  It wasnt bad, but nothing “special”  I did have to make some modifications so perhaps that was the difference.  I used “spring mix” in place of broccoli sprouts and only used 1/2 of an apple to avoid the babyfood texture.   And it probably goes without saying, but I also omitted the seeds and ginger, and used Coconut Almond Milk in place of water.  I did use some dried unsweetened coconut, but it really didnt lend any flavor in my opinion to the green smoothie.  It was nice and thick but that I think comes from the frozen banana and milk.

Bok Choy Thai Green Smoothie

Bok Choy Thai Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 Leaf of Bok choy or 2 handfuls of Kale (Or other greens)
Small handful of Broccoli Sprouts
1 Apple, Cored
1 inch piece of ginger
1 tbsp. Dried Coconut
1 tbsp. Chia or Hemp Seeds
1 tsp. Spirulina*optional
1 Cup Coconut Water or Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

Day 24 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Apple Cinnamon Green Smoothie

Not bad … Definitely one of the better green smoothies!  I only used 1/2 of an apple which worked great with avoiding the “baby food” texture.  As with my other smoothies I stuck with Coconut Almond Milk and just used a dash of cinnamon.   Both my apple and banana were frozen so it was quite thick and I eneded up losing part of it on the sink when I went to pour into my glass :(.

Apple Cinnamon Kale Green Smoothie 

Apple Cinnamon Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 Apple, Cored
1 Medjool Date, Pitted
2 Handfuls of Kale, Lettuce or Spinach
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Cup Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

Day 21 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Cinnamon Blueberry Pie Smoothie

Today’s shake was definitely yummy!  Not the best of the bunch, but definitely up there in the top 5 out of 21 so far.  Based on my previous experience with the apple smoothies, I chose to use only 1/2 of an apple — and it really helped!  It really avoided the applesauce texture of the Day 6 and Day 7 Green Smoothie Challenge.  I did skip the avocado as I am not a fan of them and again used spinach for my greens.  Also, cinnamon can be very strong, so I just used a “dash” and it was plenty.  I think a teaspoon would be way too much!  I also added a scoop of my  Essante Organics 7.365ph Vanilla Shake mix as suggested to make it extra yummy!

Cinnamon Blueberry Apple Green Smoothie 

Cinnamon Blueberry Pie Smoothie

1/2 Cup Blueberries
1 Apple, Cored
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1-2 tbsp. Avocado *optional (will make it creamier)
1-2 Handfuls of Kale or Other Greens
1 Cup Almond Milk or Water
Bonus Option: You can also add plant-based protein powder, chia seeds or
hemp seeds

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

Day 7 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Green Apple Ginger Smoothie

Ok, not to thrilled with today’s smoothie.  Could have been user error as well — mixed it with Coconut Almond Milk instead of water??  I totally spaced it when I was making it and realized after I added the milk that cucumbers and milk don’t go well together … oops.

 As with the Apple Basil Vitamin Booster Smoothie from yesterday, today’s smoothie also had the consistency of baby food.  I did add a bit more milk today to see if it would make a difference.  It did, though not sure if it was a good difference or not —  it was more like watered down baby food!

Apple Cucumber Green Smoothie

Green Apple Ginger Smoothie

1 Apple
¼ Field Cucumber (or about ½ cup of cucumber)
1 Cup of Spinach
1 handful of Parsley
1 inch piece of Ginger (or to taste)
1-2 Cups of Coconut Water or Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

Day 6 : Green Smoothie Challenge Take #2

Apple Basil Vitamin Booster Smoothie

Take #2 on Green Smoothie Challenge Day 6.  Yesterday I was swamped with life and not home long enough to make a smoothie — that I didn’t have all of the ingredients for days 6-10!  I picked up the final ingredients yesterday and was eager to try out the new smoothie flavors.

Apple Lime Smoothie

Apple Basil Vitamin Booster Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 Apple
1 Lime, Peeled
1 Handful of Fresh Basil Leaves
1-2 Cups of Coconut Water or Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

One positive thing about being a day behind most other people on the Green Smoothie Challenge — I could make changes based on the reviews. So today, I reduced the lime to 1/2 and I added frozen spinach instead of basil. I still havent picked up any coconut water and I have been to 3 different stores in the last 3 days … and still keep forgetting!  So I went ahead and chanced it with Coconut Almond Milk.

Surprisingly it wasnt bad. The lime was just enough, but not too strong, texture wasnt as bad as I was expecting — kinda like eating applesauce baby food. But I’m sure that would have changed if I had added more milk. It was a bit warm, so I dropped in a couple ice cubes to my glass when I was ready to drink.

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}