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Day 30 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Purify Me Green Smoothie

The 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge has come to an end and I’m kinda bummed :(.  Not quite sure what I am going to do tomorrow…

Today’s smoothie was filled with a bunch of things I did not have on hand, so I had to modify quite a bit.  But in the end, it really tasted great!  I used frozen bananas, kale, 1/2 an orange, some Essante  Organics Earth Greens (in place of Spirulina) and Essante Organics 7.365pH Chocolate Protein to pump up the protein content.  The orange gave a bit of a “tang” to the chocolate covered banana flavor.  Strange combination, but definitely something I will make again!

Purify Me Green Smoothie Challenge

Purify Me Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 handful of Sprouts
2 handfuls of Leafy Greens (kale or bok choy)
1 handful of Parsley
1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
1 tsp. Spirulina
1 inch piece of ginger

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 25 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Kale Citrus Detox Green Smoothie

So I’m a day late on Day 25 … Life was a bit hectic yesterday and I just didn’t have the time to squeeze in my smoothie.  Ok, well — I didn’t miss out much.  Nothing special about this green smoothie in my opinion.  I did mix with Coconut Almond milk and used Spinach instead of Kale, but doubt that would make a difference.  Not bad … but not likely one I would make again.  On a more positive note … tomorrows green smoothie looks YUMMY!!!

Kale Citrus Detox Green Smoothie 

Kale Citrus Detox Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 Small or Half of a Lemon (peeled)
1 Lime (peeled)
1 Medjool Date
1 Handful of Kale
1 Cup of Almond Milk 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 23 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Tropical OJ Green Smoothie

Ya, this one is a big NO GO — BLEH!  I really enjoyed the Orange Strawberry Green Smoothie from Day 14 so I was really expecting this one to be yummy as well.  That was unfortunately not the case.  It seemed as the celery was just too overpowering and there was only a slight hint of orange citrus.    Perhaps this one would be better without the celery?  I still haven’t picked up Spirulina, so I substituted my Earth Greens Powder, which is like eating 5.5lbs of organic veggies in my morning green smoothie!

Orange & Banana Green Smoothie 

Tropical OJ Green Smoothie

1 Orange
1 Frozen Banana
1 Rib of Celery
1 Handful of Kale or Red Leaf Lettuce
1 tsp. Spirulina *optional
1 tbsp Chia or Hemp seeds *optional
1 Cup Water or Coconut 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 22 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Kiwi Detox Green Smoothie

Hmmmm… Not fond of the Kiwi Detox Green Smoothie. I forgot to pick up dates this weekend,  so I substituted strawberries.  I was hoping it would taste like a strawberry, kiwi smoothie … but no such luck.  Not sure if it was the cucumber or the kale that through off the flavor, but it definitly isn’t a green smoothie I would make again on my own.  Did you give it a try? If so, what did you think?

Kiwi Detox Green Smoothie 

Kiwi Detox Green Smoothie

2 Kiwis, Peeled or Skin left on
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 Cup of Cucumber
2 Handfuls of Kale
1 Cup of 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}