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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 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 11 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Sprouty Mint Green Smoothie

Well this one was definitely a swing and a miss for me! I wasn’t able to make it to the store for shopping items, so I had to kinda improvise. I had no broccoli sprouts (not even sure if I could find them), no mint leaves and no Spirulina. I had never even heard of Spirulina — have you? Well the world-wide web was full of information on this “amazing, high protein, superfood“… apparently its blue/green algae….ya, no thanks.

Banana Celery

Sprouty Mint Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
½ Rib of Celery
¼ Cup Broccoli Sprouts *optional
1 Handful of Mint Leaves
1 tsp. Spirulina
½ Cup Spinach
1 Cup Almond Milk, 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.

 

I am still using Coconut Almond Milk in my green smoothies. I did find some coconut water at Costco, however it was extremely high in sugar, so I am going to stick to milk for now. Since I was missing quite a few of the ingredients I went ahead and added the Essante Earth Greens which is a blend of organic grasses, vegetables, sprouts, leaves and high frequency minerals which assists in energizeing, alkalizing and provides whole body nutrition.

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