Smoothies

Hot Pink Smoothie

This smoothie I first heard about from Robin Openshaw aka “Green Smoothie Girl” She starts every single day with it. I do not like beets, but wondered if I could handle them in a smoothie. Anything grown from the ground(not Skittles) that has that vibrant color is so amazing for our bodies. So this is her recipe, but I have tweaked it just a bit. If you want her original amazing recipe just google Hot Pink Smoothie- and you’ll find it next to Green Smoothie Girl.

1 raw beet (this only works with the Vitamix or another high powered blender) peeled- I cut the skin off, if some stays on I figure the dirt isn’t gonna kill me

A few beet greens

¼ cup of cashews that have been soaked an hour or two

3/4 of strawberries- you can always use frozen if they’re not in season. If you use fresh, don’t cut the tops off. Any greens are good greens for your body. I’ve also used blueberries and it’s still super yummy

1 large carrot

Squeeze of half a lemon or few drops of lemon essential oil

1 cup of almond milk

½-1 cup of water

Blend it and enjoy. Serves 1-2

Almond Butter & "Jelly" Smoothie

I like to make smoothies the night before so my mornings are not rushed and crazy. I keep jars around to store them in the fridge. They always “settle” overnight- but just shake it up and it’s great.

1 cup almond/cashew milk

½ cup or blueberries or strawberries

Scoop of vanilla protein powder

¼ cup of almonds or almond butter

Few handfuls of fresh spinach

Handful of ice

Put the ingredients in the blender in this order and blend. If you need more liquid add either the almond milk or the water.  Serves 1-2

If you’ve never used greens in your smoothie- spinach is actually a sweet lettuce and you cannot taste it at all in the smoothie. If you have spinach and it’s going bad, just bag it up in baggies and put it in the freezer.