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I’ve gone on a lot of food jags, and followed a lot of food trends, over the years.  So what I’m about to say goes against popular opinion these days. I’m drinking a predominantly fruit-based smoothie each and every morning. Why?  I’ve come to believe that fruit is “the fruit…(Read More)

As a kid, I remember going to Orange Julius at the mall, and getting one of their flagship smoothies.  It’s been 40 years or so but my guess is that they were based in dairy. So here’s a simple little creation for you that is AMAZING and is dairy free (as well as…(Read More)

It’s getting to be that time of year again, when we all start craving pumpkin everything! Here’s a slightly different pumpkin smoothie that is just as delicious as the recipe we posted last fall (see here!). Pumpkin is a great source of  vitamin A (great for you teeth, skin and eyes) and…(Read More)

I’ve been hearing so much about bee pollen lately I had to buy some and try it for myself. It smells sweet just like honey and is easy to add to anything just as you would chia or flaxseed. Labeled as a “superfood” bee pollen is filled with vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs, lipids…(Read More)

Pumpkin Smoothie

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Ingredients: 1 cup non-dairy milk (if you use soy, be SURE it’s organic) 2 Tbsp walnuts (great source of omega 3 fatty acids) 1/2 banana 1/4 cup organic canned pumpkin 1/2 tsp each:  ginger, cinnamon 1/4 tsp each:  nutmeg, honey Directions: Add all ingredients to a high…(Read More)

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

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Both fresh or frozen strawberries and bananas will work just fine! Some people have questioned the nutritional value of frozen fruits and veggies compared to fresh. Research has shown that it actually maintains the same nutritional value when frozen almost immediately after being picked…   Ingredients 1 cup strawberries1 ripe banana1 cup non-dairy&nbsp…(Read More)

Pineapple Green Smoothie

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Avocados are a nutrition powerhouse! Not only are they packed with vitamins, but compared to other fruits they are higher in protein and lower in sugar. They are also a great source of fiber and full of monounsaturated (“good”) fats which are great for your heart health. Avocados are a great addition to a…(Read More)

I love the cashews in this recipe! They have such a comforting/fatty texture that is satisfying 🙂  Normally I try to keep my fruit smoothies free of fat and protein, just adding raw veggies like spinach, but every once in a while I like to change it up! The additional protein and fat in…(Read More)

Ginger Berry Smoothie

We get organic frozen cherries at Costco, and I have been making smoothies with them.   They’re so addicting! I love having them in the house, they make a great go-to healthy snack. Packed with potassium, antioxidants (the darker the better), and so much more – they’re said to help reduce inflammation and relieve…(Read More)

This creamy, delicious smoothie is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack! Ingredients: 2 handfuls organic spinach 1 cup filtered water ½ avocado 1 medium banana 1 tablespoon tahini 2 dates, pitted 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, chopped (adjust to your taste) juice of 1 meyer lemon Directions: 1. Blend all ingredients in blender and…(Read More)

I make a smoothie for myself about 5-7 days a week, even in winter.  I don’t love having a smoothie when it’s cold out but how else can a gal who cares about her health get SO many nutrients in one meal???  It’s not realistic that I would eat…(Read More)

Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get SO MUCH healthy stuff into your body.  I mean really.  When would you ever sit down and eat fruit, kale, fish oil, probiotics, turmeric, olive oil, and more all in one meal?!!! I’m going to lay out some options for a smoothie for…(Read More)

Green smoothies are “in” right now. For good reason, they offer a cascade of B vitamins, magnesium, fiber….and sulfur if you use kale.  Sulfur helps us make glutathione which is a key factor in our ability to detoxify harmful substances out of our body.  Good riddance. Ingredients and understand this is just…(Read More)