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Day 26 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Thai Lemongrass Detox Green Smoothie

 YUM, YUM!! This one should be called Tropical Paradise!  I did have to modify a bit … but well worth it!  I had no lemongrass, so I used 1/2 lemon and a handful of spinach.  I used unsweetened dried coconut instead of fresh and I added BOTH pineapple and mango!   Mixed with the Coconut Almond milk it was delish and is definitely a green smoothie I would make again :)!

Pineapple Mango Tropical Green Smoothie 

Thai Lemongrass Detox Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 Inch Piece of Ginger
1 tsp. Chopped Lemongrass (freeze the rest)
2 tbsp. Coconut
1 tsp. Spirulina Powder*optional
½ Cup Frozen Mango or Pineapple Add on if you have any left over *optional
1-2 Cups Coconut Water or Milk

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}

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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 19 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Peachy Green Smoothie

Bummed again about today’s green smoothie :(.   I was really looking forward to a coconut smoothie — something tropical to remind me of a beach somewhere and not these freezing temperatures we have been experiencing lately …  Instead it was an overabundance of lime with chunks of coconut?  Which is strange since I only put in 1/2 a lime and used some majorly sweet Red Haven Peaches that I froze last summer.   These are the yummiest, sweetest, juiciest peaches in the world! I can’t wait for summer…

Peachy Coconut Green Smoothie 

Peachy Green Smoothie

2 Peaches (or alternative fruit)
2 Big Handfuls of Red Leaf Lettuce (or your choice of greens)
1 Lime, Peeled
1 tbsp. Coconut
1 Cup 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 17 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Ginger Limeaide Smoothie

Not bad … but nothing special either.  Seems like all the green smoothies with celery and banana seem to taste the same — like banana and celery!   I only used 1/2 lime and spinach for my greens instead of parsley.  Perhaps if I added a full lime it would have made a difference?   I did use Coconut Almond Milk which blended up nice and thick with the frozen banana.  To be honest, I am looking forward to my green smoothie on Day 18  … it has coconut in it :)!!!

Ginger Limeaide Green Smoothie 

Ginger Limeaide Smoothie

1 Rib of Celery
1 Frozen Banana
1 Lime
1 Handful of Parsley
1 inch piece of ginger
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 15 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Rawkin Berry Green Smoothie

Surprisingly not the greatest … even with the berries and banana.  I used spinach instead of dandelion greens and no seeds or Spirulina.  All I used was 1/2 strawberries, 1/2 blueberries, lime, banana and spinach.  Nothing too outrageous, so I’m not sure why it didn’t all come together??  I was really expecting it to be similar to yesterdays Strawberry Orange Basil Green Smoothie. I did use half Coconut Almond Milk and 1/2 water (ran out of milk :))  — perhaps that was the issue…

strawberry banana 

Rawkin Berry Green Smoothie

1 Cup Frozen Berries
3 Leaves of Dandelion Greens or about 1 Cup Loosely packed
½ Lime
1 tsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
1 Frozen Banana*optional if you want it sweet
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}