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Day Three-Mango Madness

I hope that you are enjoying your smoothies so far this week.  Remember, if your body does not agree with some of the ingredients, add more of what it does agree with.  For example, this smoothie has a frozen banana as an ingredient, instead, use 1/2 cup more of frozen mangoes and it will be just as delicious! Health is Wealth!!!

1 cup/handful of organic spinach

1/2 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup of filtered water

1/2 cup of frozen mangoes-About 7-8 pieces

1 frozen medium banana-Peel before freezing;-)

*optional-1 tsp of raw honey  for added sweetness, which adds 5 more grams of sugar.

Combine orange juice, filterd water, frozen mangoes, and banana until smooth.  Add spinach until it is well blended.  Makes about two servings. You may also add ground flax seed for extra fiber and omegas. Enjoy!

Calories=about 292     Fat=0g     Sugar=about 36.5g    

Fiber=about 6g     Protein=about 3g

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Day Two-Green Envy

Avocado in a smoothie? Yes! It’s loaded with healthy fats and makes one of the smoothest smoothies.

1 small ripe avocado-Slice both sides, turn the top and bottom in opposite directions, take the seed out, and pop the avocado goodness from its shell.

1 handful of raw spinach

3/4 cup of frozen raspberries

1/2 cup of pineapple juice

1/2 cup of filtered water

1 tbsp of juice from a lemon

1 tsp of raw honey

Add avocado, spinach, pineapple juice, water, lemon juice, and sweetener to the blender, blend until smooth. Continue with frozen raspberries and enjoy!

Calories=about 454    Fat=about 19.6g     Sugar=about 32g     Fiber=about 18g     Protein=about 7g

 

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Day One- Green Goddess

Good morning ladies and gents;-)

Here is your first 14 day green smoothie challenge recipe.  Kale is one of my favorite greens.  I use it in almost all of my smoothies.  I hope it becomes one of your favorites.

Green Goddess:

1 cup of organic curly kale or lacinto kale, which has darker leaves-This is about 4 to 5 thoroughly washed leaves that you have to peel off the stem before blending or you can chop them up. 

1/2 cup of fresh papaya-About 4 to 5 pieces…Peel the skin first, then cut the papaya in half. Take the tiny black seeds out and cube.  This can be a little messy, but your digestive system will thank you for it.  I usually squirt the juice of a lime on it after I cut it into cubes. There are two type, you want the larger one.  Smaller one is a little sweeter, but I always get the larger one from Meijer or Trader Joe’s, because I use it so often. Make sure that it is yellowish orange and not all green. Having a firm to the touch feel, but not hard.

*you should pick one that looks like this

3/4 cup of frozen pineapples

1 cup of filtered water or 1 cup of organic apple juice if you need it sweeter

Combine kale and juice in a blender.  Add papaya and frozen pineapples until smooth. This will make about two servings. I try to use five ingredients or less to allow proper digestion. Let me know what you think about it. Enjoy!!

Calories=about 277g     Fat=0      Sugar=about 43g(less if you use just filtered water, which is just as yummy)  

 Fiber=about 6g for freshly juiced apples with peel/4.90g using organic apple juice from the  store  

Protein=about 2g*You may add a handful of spinach and a scoop of  Raw Protein powder for extra protein

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial

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14 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

Okay,

I know some of you are probably thinking, I’ll read about her green smoothies and maybe try a few, but I am not going to do it  for 14 days!!! Trust me, you will not taste the spinach or kale if you follow my recipes. If you take this 14 day journey with me, I promise you will feel the difference in the clarity of your thinking, the regularity of your digestive system, and so much more.  Keeping a food journal will help you stay on track.

So let’s start tomorrow! I will post a new smoothie each day for you. I usually have a smoothie in the morning and one in the evening after working out.   Keep a log of what you eat each day, being mindful of the sugar intake.  I emphasis this because some of the smoothies will satisfy this intake. Just because it is natural sugar does not mean that it will not negatively effect your body’s sugar level. Being mindful of what you put in your body as well as how much of it, will help you achieve optimal health.  I can not wait to hear from you!!!

Health is Wealth;-)

 

*I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or any other certified health practitioner. I just love feeding my body in a healthy way and smoothies have been one of the best ways for me.  I have done a lot of research and I love to share what I have learned. Some of my smoothie recipes may not fit your basic needs, but I hope that you will keep an open mind.  Remember to listen to your body. What works for me, may not work for you.;-) Health is Wealth!!!