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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}

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Day 14 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Strawberry Orange Basil Smoothie

This ones definitely a keeper!  My son has watched me make our morning green smoothies for the last couple of days, and hen he saw strawberries and oranges he started begging for a sip.   Thank goodness it did not disappoint!  You know its good when a 10-year-old says, “I want one everyday”!

Today I added a scoop of Essante Super Reds Powder which is a powerful patented organic, pH balanced, bio-available, antioxidant,  rich nutrition & supplementation. It is made from 100% certified organic super fruits, OPE’s & adaptogens has one of the highest ORAC scores known. It is great to know that I am giving my son amazing nutrition, energy, longevity and unmatched immunity in a simple green smoothie filled with fruits and veggies!

Strawberry Orange Basil Green Smoothie

Strawberry Orange Basil Smoothie

1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries (or blueberries)
1 orange, peeled
1 Handful of Basil or Parsley
½ Rib of Celery
1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds *optional
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.

 

Like always, I used Coconut Almond Milk and it blended up nice and thick, added spinach for my greens and added no seeds. I thought there was definitely a strong “celery” taste, which is surprising since it only called for 1/2 a rib.  Also, frozen strawberries will yield a better flavor than fresh in my opinion, so if you have time … freeze them.

 

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