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10/31/14 1:47 P

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This is my favorite smoothie at the moment

Lime in the Coconut
3 or 4 tablespoons coconut if not using coconut milk
1 inch piece of ginger
1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
1 Lime-small (just the juice)
1/2 cup ice cubes
2 cups kale
1 pear (sometimes I add a banana too)
1/2 scoop vanilla whey

I blend the coconut, almond milk and ginger first.

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This is my favorite recipe

Green Day Smoothie

1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
1 cup collard greens
3 kiwi
1 cup pineapple
1/2 avocado
1 cup water

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How good does this sound???? I bet it wakes you up. I have not tried it yet but I am going to. I found this on line at mindbodygreen.com.

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Wake Me Up Green Juice Recipe emoticon

Yields about 2 cups (16 ounces)

Ingredients:

3 cups chopped kale
1 cup watercress
Bunch of mint
2 green apples
1 medium cucumber
1/2 lime

Directions

Wash and prep the ingredients. Peel cucumber and apples if using non-organic.

Run all the ingredients through the juicer/blender.

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FRUITS emoticon
1 mango
1 pineapple
6 bananas, one frozen
2 oranges
1 kiwifruit
1 pomegranate (or 1 cup pitted cherries)
1 pint fresh or frozen blueberries
1 pint fresh or frozen raspberries
1 pints fresh or frozen blackberries
1 Bartlett pear

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3 medium stalks of celery
1 cucumber

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1 small bag of goji berries
1 small bag of cacao powder
(Health Food Store should have these ingredients, if not you can order them on line)

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10 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup fresh arugula
1 bunch fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley
3 large bunches curly kale

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16 ounces (472 ml) unsweetened coconut milk
16 ounces (472 ml) unsweetened almond milk

RECIPES:

Day 1 - Tropical-Pineapple and Herb Smoothie

1 cup mango, cubed 1 cup pineapple, cubed 2 medium stalks of celery, 3 tablespoons goji berries, soaked for 10 minutes, 1 cup fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup fresh arugula, 1/2 cup fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley
8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened coconut milk

Calories: 339 | Protein: 9g | Carbs: 69g | Fiber: 10.3g | Calcium: 24% | Iron: 5.8mg Vitamin A: 302% RDA | Vitamin C: 267% RDA

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Day 2 – Coconut-Goji Berry Smoothie

2 tablespoons goji berries, soaked for 10 minutes, 1 medium banana, peeled, 1 orange, peeled and deseeded, 3 cups fresh curly kale, packed
8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened coconut milk

Calories: 372 | Protein: 14g | Carbs: 74g | Fiber: 11.1g | Calcium: 41% | Iron: 5.1mg Vitamin A: 318% RDA | Vitamin C: 454% RDA

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Day 3 – Pineapple Citrus Detox Smoothie

1/2 cucumber, with peel, 1/2 cup fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley, 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced after being thawed slightly, 1 cup pineapple-cubed , 1 orange, peeled and deseeded, 2 cups fresh kale 8 ounces (236 ml) of filtered water.

Calories: 355 | Protein: 11g | Carbs: 85g | Fiber: 12.5g | Calcium: 30% | Iron: 5.2mg Vitamin A: 118% RDA | Vitamin C: 502% RDA

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Day 4 – Morning Energy Green Smoothie

1 medium banana, peeled, 1 kiwi, peeled, 3 tablespoons goji berries, soaked for 10 minutes, 2 and 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder, 1 stalk celery, chopped, 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped, 3 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped
8 ounces (236 ml) of water 2 to 3 ice cubes to chill if desired

Calories: 331 | Protein: 13g | Carbs: 70g | Fiber: 16g | Calcium: 22% | Iron: 9.5mg Vitamin A: 323% RDA | Vitamin C: 253% RDA

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Day 5 - Antioxidant Blast Smoothie

1/2 cup pomegranate arils (or pitted cherries), 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries,
1 banana, peeled, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, 1 tablespoon cacao powder, 3 cups fresh baby spinach,
8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 375 | Protein: 9g | Carbs: 78g | Fiber: 20.7g | Calcium: 13% | Iron: 5.0mg Vitamin A: 62% RDA | Vitamin C: 84% RDA

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Day 6 – Blackberry-Pomegranate Smoothie

1/2 cup pomegranate arils (or pitted cherries), 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries,
2 small bananas, peeled, 1/2 cucumber, 3 cups fresh baby spinach
8 ounces (236 ml) of filtered water

Calories: 372 | Protein: 9g | Carbs: 89g | Fiber: 19.5g | Calcium: 16% | Iron: 4.4mg Vitamin A: 384% RDA | Vitamin C: 115% RDA

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Day 7 – Blackberry-Pear Smoothie

1 Bartlett pear, cored, 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 3 cups fresh curly kale,
8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 387 | Protein: 12g | Carbs: 77g | Fiber: 26.6g | Calcium: 32% | Iron: 5mg Vitamin A: 147% RDA | Vitamin C: 375% RDA

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7/20/14 10:38 P

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Banana Split Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups coconut milk
3 frozen strawberries
1 slice pineapple
3 pecans
Ice

Blend all together & enjoy :)

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7/20/14 10:33 P

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Spice of Life Smoothie

I cucumber
1 lime
2 slices ginger
1 bunch cilantro
Half jalapeno
3 celery stalks
1 cactus paddle, cleaned

Blend all & pour over ice or works best in juicer

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7/20/14 10:29 P

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

1/2 cup cashew milk
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut water
5 carrots
Dash of cinnamon
Ice - optional

Blend all
Unsweetened shredded coconut topping
Enjoy!

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2 smoothies I want to try!

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2/20/14 12:16 P

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Banana is very sweet and so is pineapple. I always keep a few dates on hand in case things are not sweet enough; it adds fiber and sugar in a heartbeat :)

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I made a very delicious smoothie today with one big leaf of kale, half a banana and about a cup of frozen pineapple and mango (it's in a bag from Target, also includes strawberries but I left them out), plus water and 1 T. chia seeds. It had the right amount of sweetness (for once).

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Here is one smoothie I find refreshing. The recipe is for two (2) servings and is about 200 cal per serving and makes a nice healthy snack.

Creamy Citrus Green Smoothie

2 c cooled unsweetened green tea
1/2 can light coconut milk
5 (Sunsweet) dates, pitted
1/4 Avocado
1/2 ruby red grapefruit
1 c spinach, packed or two cups w/o packing the greens
1 tbsp lemon juice

Put in your blender according to instructions. Add ice if you like it cold. I find it good warm, too, when using freshly brewed tea.

I've used kale an other greens. Dates and avocados are not created equal and vary in calories depending on type, thus the "Sunsweet" bran here. If too sweet, reduce the number of dates. It's always good to plug your particular ingredients into the SP recipe calculator so there are no surprises on weigh-in day.

Enjoy :)

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www.freecoconutrecipes.com/
Coconut, nuts here is a link for you.
A ton of recipes here and a full section of coconut drinks including smoothies.

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Here is a yummy green smoothie called:

Glorious Green Smoothie

2 cups red kale
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 water
1/4 cup raisins
stevia powder to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth emoticon

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This morning, I used a mixture of greens that I haven't used yet - spinach, bokchoy, and swiss chard. This flavor was not noticeably different. Getting braver everyday.
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Today I had 1 cup of arugula, 1 apple, 1 pear and water to the fill line in the Nutribullet. It was yummy and a very pretty, bright green!!

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This morning I woke up with a craving for my favorite fruit cranberries, so: 1.5 cups 100% juice cranberry juice, 24 green seedless grapes, 1oz goji berries, 1 cup kale and some ice cubes!! Yum!! emoticon I put it all in my Nutribullet and voila!!

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Chocolate Zucchini Wake Up Smoothie
by Heather

• 1 c. So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk, Unsweetened
• 1/2 T. flaxseed oil
• 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
• 1 zucchini, sliced
• 1/2 c. frozen mixed berries
• 1/2 frozen banana
• 1 dash cayenne pepper
• 2 dashes cinnamon
• 1/2 T. cocoa powder (optional)

Directions:
1. Toss all ingredients into the blender in the order listed above.
2. Blend and serve immediately.

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Creamy Dreamy Orange Green Thickie

•1 orange, peeled
•1 zucchini
•½ cucumber, peeled
•¼ c. cashews
•Optional: ¼ – ½ c. oats
•Optional: 1 scoop Vanilla SunWarrior Protein Powder

*Note: If you opt not to use protein powder, add ¼ teaspoon of vanilla.

Directions:

Place all ingredients in the Vitamix or high-speed blender and blend until creamy.

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Breakfast Green Smoothie I have been making for 3 days:

1/4 avocado
1 tblsp. brewers yeast
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup or so fresh parsley-loosely packed
1/4 package frozen spinach


It really is delicious! emoticon Chris


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Georgianne’s Taffy Apple Green Smoothie


One Granny Smith Apple (you can sub any apple, but your smoothie will be sweeter)
3-4 Medjool dates, pitted
1-2 cups coconut water (you can sub pure water)
3 large leaves chard (you can sub any dark greens here: collards, kale…)
Handful of mixed greens (optional)
Handful of cilantro
1 tbsp raw almond butter


Cut and core your apple, then toss into the blender. Pit your dates. Add all remaining ingredients to the blender and mix until smooth.




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does it make it hot

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I learned this on Dr. Oz two days ago - add a pinch (or more) of Cayenne Pepper to your drinks. It helps the digestion system move along and it helps curb appetite. The couple who shared this idea: Billy Blanks and his wife, shared a recipe of watermelon, water and cayenne (I made this each morning the past 2 days and it's really good - the watermelon drink) I cut a melon up and froze it in chunks, I put a few chunks in water and puree' - then add a pinch of cayenne. It's really good! Now, I'm adding a pinch to my green drinks - it add a touch of flavor that is different and not bad. Go to Dr. Oz's website for Billy Blanks website and link to the recipes he shared - very fun!
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Pineapple and broccoli rabe emoticon

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Banana
1 cup blueberries
1 serving brown rice protein
1 T flax seeds
1/2 T chia seeds soaked in 1 cup of water
1 cup almond milk
3 cups spinach or kale


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Pinch of ginger paste, grabbed a bunch of wheatgrass from plant, fresh pineapple chunks (about a cup), 1/4 of an apple, water, banana, 1 cup of spinach.


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I love this, I've been looking for more recipes! I use spinach as my greens mostly because I think kale kind of takes over the flavor, but I've also used bok choy. I might venture out to other greens as well.

My favorite:
Spinach
Banana
Mix of Berries (frozen)
Brown Rice Protein powder (it's hard for me to digest other types of protein powder)
Green tea (instead of water and saves time in the morning)
Dash of cinnamon and ginger
Maybe a few dates (if you want to make it sweeter)

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I do like my chocolate morning coffee or I mean smoothie emoticon .
Handful of Baby Spinach
1 Tblsp ground Flax Seed
Good heaping spoon of Natural Peanut Butter
tsp of of baking cocoa
Tblsp of instant coffee
serving of choc. Protein powder
1 small banana, cut up or frozen
Ice
Milk to blend. Enjoy!
If I have done well and want to treat myself in the evening like ice cream I'll add International Delight Choc Caramel Creamer to the recipe and minus the coffee, banana, protein powder, and less spinach and less milk to blend so it gets a good ice cream like consistency. I also will subtract the flax seed if I have already had my 2Tblsp serving for the day.

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I did a green smoothie with two cups filtered water, one banana, one cara cara navel orange, about a cup of beet greens from the garden (these were rather red in color), one cup rapini (chopped up stem, leaves, flower and all) and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I basically am trying to get back into green smoothies with what I have available. The result looked beige rather than green, but it tasted good. The green smoothie book I have says that one can use things not normally eaten including carrot tops and radish tops, but that it is important to rotate the greens frequently.

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THE GREEN MONSTER
•4-5 large kale or chard leaves (beta carotene, lutein, calcium)
•1 apple (antioxidants, fiber)
•1 knuckle of ginger (anti-inflammatory)
•1 carrot (beta carotene, antioxidants)
•Handful of ice
•Water to blend (may require more than other recipes)

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The Low Fat Raw Vegan Smoothie Recipe:

1 Pint of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1 Cup Fresh Spinach
Half to One Cup of Fresh Basil or Cilantro

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isn't it....I may have to try this, how fun!

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The Lemon Ginger Blast!

Half Head of Romaine
Italian Parsley
3-4 Leaves of Kale
3-4 Stalks of Celery
1 Cucumber
Juice of 2-3 Lemons
Bunch of Cilantro
Large Thumb of Ginger

Place all ingredients through a juicer and strain for smoothest results. Drink and enjoy!



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Raw Vegan Mango Salsa Green Smoothie

4 cups fresh or frozen ripe mango
2 cups filtered water
2 cups ice (if using fresh mango)
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
½ cup dandelion greens (*optional – see note in post)
¼ cup peeled chopped cucumber
2 ¼ Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 or 3 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper depending on heat of pepper
1 ½ tsp finely chopped red onion
¼ tsp Celtic sea salt or more to taste

Place all the ingredients in your blender (I use a Vitamix) and puree until smooth and creamy.
Tweak flavours to taste – you might want some more chili pepper, onion, lime juice or salt.

Makes three 8-ounce glasses




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The Green Dragon

1 Dragonfruit (inside flesh scooped out with spoon)

2 Red Apples

1 ripe Banana

wedge of lime (with skin)

5 Mint leaves

3 Kale leaves

2 handfuls of Baby Spinach leaves

2 cups Filtered Water

Blend all until there are no green chunks at all, and it looks gelatinous. Pour into a tall glass and drink immediately, or into a glass jar to keep in fridge for later on in the day. ENJOY!!!



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Dragonfruit-Kiwi Smoothie
Serves 2

1 small dragonfruit, roughly diced
2 kiwis, sliced
The juice of half a lemon
Agave or honey to taste
10-12 ice cubes

Chop up the dragonfruit and kiwi. Put them in the blender. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon onto the fruit and sprinkle with sugar. Add the ice cubes. Blend until smooth and serve.



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NON-SWEET GREEN SMOOTHIE
Yield: 2 cups, 1 serving
More savory than sweet, this smoothie is filled with nutrient-rich greens.

2/3 cup water
1/4 cucumber, unpeeled and chopped
1/2 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 apple, unpeeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped kale, packed
1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, packed
1/8 lemon, peeled



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It looks correct. Happy to see you using the Nutritional tracker. I think it is one of the best tools on Spark People.



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TRAVELNISTA, I entered your coconut mint green smoothie into the recipe caluclator so I can include it in my meal plan today. If you take a look at it and see anything that is not correct, let me know and I will fix it.

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emoticon so much for the recipe. I look forward to trying it! emoticon


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Coconut Mint

1 cup coconut water
Handful green leaf lettuce
1/2 cucumber
5–6 sprigs mint
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup coconut meat (or flesh of 1 avocado)
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1-4 dates (optional)

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend well.

To make this even better, you can freeze the coconut meat beforehand so that your smoothie is chilled!



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Frozen blueberries
Spinach
1/2 banana
ginger
vanilla
1/4 coconut water - delish




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This was delicious:

mint leaves
almond breeze unsweetened
applesauce unsweetened
spinach
chia seeds


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CHOCOLATE GREEN SMOOTHIE
Yield: 3 cups, 2 servings
In this kid-friendly (and kid-at-heart-friendly) smoothie, chocolate conceals the color and taste of spinach.

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups water
2 bananas
4 pitted medjool dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes and drained
3 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups chopped spinach or Swiss chard, packed



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Melon-Ginger Smoothie Recipe

2 cup(s) melon, honeydew, chopped
1 large kiwi, chopped and peeled
1 banana(s), sliced
1/2 cup(s) seedless green grapes
1/2 inch knob of fresh ginger
squeeze of fresh lemon juice -optional
1/2 cup(s) ice cubes

You can also bump up the nutrition by adding a cup or 2 of your favorite greens.


Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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ok i dont follow a plan but this is what a did
1 banana
a few carrots
banana
pineapple
collard greens
spinish or any other greens
celery
frozen berries
coconut milk

this was awesome so im making it again

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Total Green Goodness Smoothie

1-2 Peeled Cucumbers
Handful Italian Parsley
Large Handful of Spinach or Kale
Juice of 2-3 Lemons
Optional: Quarter Cup of Water


This recipe can be juiced or blended. However, I prefer to blend this smoothie as to keep the fiber.
Cut up all ingredients and blend in a high-powered blender like a Vitamix.
If you use a regular blender, this will not come out smoothly. A high powered blender will make this very creamy and smooth.
Spritz in more lemon juice if you want it to have a bit more of a kick. you can also add in a sliver of fresh ginger.
Sip, breath, and enjoy! Feel the goodness spread within your system!


This recipe is created for you with love by FullyRaw Kristina!



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Superfood Smoothie
Published in Matthew Kenney's Wellness Bulletin

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen cherries or blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp lucuma powder
1 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp mesquite powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp hemp seeds
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch sea salt

Combine all ingredients in the blender, combine well.

Serve and enjoy!



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I am definitely getting hungry reading these recipes! emoticon I don't have too much in the house right now. I'll try to improvise! My blog lists my kitchen foods. Got any ideas for me?
I m also feeling sick so I don' t want to go shopping right now. My glands are swollen, I have been sleeping way too much, and my legs hurt as well as having a slight headache on and off. Chris

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Kale Colada

1 1/2 Cup Coconut Water

1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Pineapple Chunks

1 Cup Lacinato, Dino or Curly Kale (4 leaves)

1/2 Cup Vanilla coconut milk Non-Dairy Frozen

Blend in high speed blender for 60 seconds, and serve immediately.

Add Ice for extra froth



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watermelon - 2cups
banana - 1 frozen
chia seeds - 1 tbs
beet/red carrot juice - 1 cup
tahini - 1 tsp
hemp seeds - 1 tbsp
kelp flakes - 1 tsp
Kale - 3 leaves
Swiss Chard - 1 leaf
Mango Lemonade - 1/2 cup
Soak the chia seeds in the juice for about 15 min.


Delicious!

I have to agree about the Mango being messy. It's not too bad if you peel first and then slice off the "meat" with a knife. I'll have to try the frozen mango.

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emoticon TLCFME

When mango is not in season I use frozen mango. I get mine at my local ShopRite, Aldi's, or BJ's.



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we had this blended creamy kale miso soup yesterday (sounds weird, but tasted great!)

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Mango is too messy! I do not know how to get all the pulp off that huge seed. I am going to try a green smoothie that I found on this thread. Looking for diabetic friendly green smoothies to get my blood sugar under control. Love this team. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OK not a recipe but an idea; I have been placed on a food supplement drink by my doctor for health issues. After communicating with him on an alternatives we came up with a plan we both like. I drink his stuff, if I can add my stuff. A win win for me. His medical solution and I add my green super food powder to it, with almond milk and a small amount of berries. It still taste like *&%@, but I can deal with that.
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emoticon not green but still a healthy smoothie.



Orange Julius
By Chef Be*Live

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/8 tsp maca powder (half ¼ tsp)
¾ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lucuma powder
2 Tbs soaked cashews (see appendix for soaking chart)
3 Tbs agave or 1/4 cup pitted dates
1/8 tsp Sea, Celtic or Himalayan salt
Directions:

Blend all ingredients till smooth in a blender.
Blend for an additional 45 seconds on high to create froth.
Chill before serving.

Serves 3




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good one today with some raw finds at whole foods:

Kale
Swiss Chard
Frozen Banana
Strawberry
Blueberries
Chia seeds (soaked in water)
Hemp seeds
Dulse flakes
Raw Tahini
Coconut milk
Juice

Deep Avocado green color.

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Avocado Smoothie

1-2 cups fresh greens or sprouts
1/4 cup water (approx)
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup cucumber
1/4 cup fresh basil, mint or oregano
1 tsp spirulina powder (optional)
1 heaping Tbsp hemp protein powder (optional)

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the white beans give a nice creamy texture and a protein kick - i made a smoothie without protein a couple of days ago and it left me with a "hole" in my stomach after a while.

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Wow white beans; I suppose it gives it a creamy texture. Very interesting.

I got a huge bunch of grapes the other day and we couldn't use them, so I froze them. I bet this recipe would do them well Yvonne! It sounds yummy.

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Spicy Cinnamon Smoothie

3 cups spinach
1 small banana
1 cup seedless black or red grapes
1 tsp. vanilla*
1 tsp cinnamon
.125 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups of water

* I use 1/3 of a vanilla bean in mine opposed to processed vanilla


Blend all till desired consistency. I find that if I put the banana in 1st, then the greens, the spices, vanilla, and then the fruit followed by the water it works the best.

Serving Size: 1- 32 oz. smoothie




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ok i found a winner:

1 cup water
4 cups kale
.5 cup blueberries
.5 cup raspberries
half banana
1 tbs hemp
.5 cup white beans

delicious! though a bit surprised at the calories, i had intended this to be a snack but it really equals a whole meal, doesn't it!

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Glad you told us what Mache is?
Sounds yummy!

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PINK-A-LICIOUS GREEN SMOOTHIE by Brandi Rollins

1 CUP MACHE*
1 CUP PINEAPPLE, CHUNKS
1 MEDIUM BANANA
1⁄3 CUP RASPBERRIES
1⁄2 CUP WATER
1⁄4 TSP VANILLA (GLYCERIN-BASED OR BEAN)

BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS AND ENJOY!

*Mache is a type of lettuce. You can substitute any lettuce.



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Apple/Bok Choy Smoothie

3 medium Apples
2 cups Bok choy (any variety works or try another green veggie)
1 inch Ginger
1 medium Lemon


You can also run through a juicer to make a Green Juice if you don't feel like a Smoothie.





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Thanks Yvonne, I sure can't sleep.
Hope you are able to

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DIABETIC-FRIENDLY SMOOTHIE:
1 mango
A handful of frozen blueberries
1 bunch of dandelion greens (or 2-3 large handfuls of leafy greens)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
2 cups of pure or filtered water

Tip:Lower glycemic fruit such as pears, apples, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, tomatoes, or cucumbers are a great addition to a diabetic friendly smoothie.



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OK, I had suspended making juices/smoothies for awhile. I wil try to get satarted again. Thanks for the push.

I have these on hand: green apples, swiss chard, almond milk, tumeric, frozen blueberries, celery, carrots.

I should be able to make something for breakfast from all that!

I am listening to CDs Eat to LIve by Fuhrman. I used to focus on balancing carbs, fats, proteins. Now I am becoming a Nutritarian and focusing on phytonutrients!

I want to get rid of fibro fog, fibro pain, and lose weight!

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Thanks Erin.. It was REALLY good!
Looking for to more for breakfast.
The Chard was fresh from a whole foods place.
I would like the fresh pineapple, but didn't have one and have
plenty of the canned on hand. But I do know what you mean.

I'm working towards more fresh.

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I do not think we have hard fast rules here, just try and do our best. I would try to use fresh as we can afford or get. Or what ever works so you can get your greens in. Striving to perhaps cut back on processed when we can. Many fruits and veggies lose their nutritional values when processed, heated up, canned and slightly even when frozen. I use frozen, because they are at their ripest when flash frozen. I like that better for flavor instead of produce that is picked before ripened. I try when I can to buy organic or locally grown from quality non pesticide farms. And no GMO, but that is my choice.
We just do what we can and as we go along try and eat as fresh and wholesome as we can.
I don't think anyone is going to scold you. Did you enjoy it? If yes well there you go :)

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I bought some red chard, never used the stuff in my entire life.
No clue what it tastes like, but:

3 big leaves red chard {Prettiest green ya ever want to see}
1 Can Pineapple {No sugar added - is that ok?}
1 C blackberries, raspberries, blueberries - frozen mixture, no sugar
Water
1 Fresh mango

It is actually tasty. A bit different but I can sip on it. It's my dinner.



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I fix for my dear daughter
2 TB raw honey
45 blueberries
15 raspberries
3 TB cacao nibs I use the 100% ones
2TB raw almonds
1.5 c coconut water
I hide in hers 2 ounces of frozen spinach

also I make for her;
3 c spinach regular
1 banana
1/2 c of berries any will do
1/4 c of steamed brown rice
2TB raw cacao powder or nibs
top off with liquid of your choice, I do nut milks, coconut water or mineral water even kefirs

a chilled soup
3 c spinach
1 c frozen artichoke hearts
1 clove garlic
1 pinch turmeric
1 pinch sea salt
1 dash hot sauce optional...l like 4 dashes
lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
water to make soup like.


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Found this one and used this morning:

1/2 grapefruit
1 inch of ginger
1 cup carrot juice
2 c dandelion greens
1/2 c blueberries

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1 mango
1 large banana
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
1 cup of filtered water

Directions

Peel mango and remove flat seed in middle.

Add that to a power Blender. I have a KitchenAid KSB580 that is as powerful as Blendtec or Vitamix at 1/3 the cost. Throw in a banana and 1/2 bunch of fresh parsley. Add at least 1 cup of water. Add more water to taste depending on how liquid you want it.

I use filtered ice water; you may want to add a few ice cubes as well.



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