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Smoothie Days of Summer – Day 8

On day eight of our smoothie days of summer, we are going to introduce you to an incredible tasting nutricious smoothie.

Day eight’s smoothie is the Matcha-Mint Smoothie.

Skip the morning coffee, and start your day with a melon-and-matcha-powered smoothie. The caffeine in the antioxidant-packed green tea powder won’t give you the jitters the way that coffee does.

Ingredients

1 cup chilled honeydew melon chunks

1/2 cup soft silken tofu

1 Tbs. lemon juice

1 tsp. matcha green tea powder

1 tsp. honey (or to taste)

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

PER 1-CUP SERVING: 156 cal; 9 g prot; 3 g total fat (<1 g sat fat); 25 g carb; 0 mg chol; 70 mg sod; 2 g fiber; 21 g sugars

Smoothie Day of Summer – Day Four

Keeping in stride with our Smoothie Days of Summer, it is day four and time to give you the newest smoothie recipe.

Prepare the components for this smoothie the night before, then blend them in the morning for a zesty beverage that’s great for brunch.

Day four’s smoothie is the Pineapple-Tomatillo Smoothie.

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Ingredients

2 cups chopped fresh tomatillos

1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice

1/2 jalapeño chile, seeded

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup cilantro leaves

Cooking Directions

  1. Bring tomatillos, pineapple juice, and jalapeño to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and chill.
  2. Combine tomatillo mixture, pineapple chunks, and cilantro in blender. Puree on high until thoroughly blended.

PER 1-CUP SERVING: 152 cal; 2 g prot; 2 g total fat (<1 g sat fat); 35 g carb; 0 mg chol; 7 mg sod; 4 g fiber; 26 g sugars

Vegetarian / Gluten-free

Smoothie Days of Summer – Day Three

Today we are going to enjoy a special smoothie that is packed with greenness and gets more of its protein from almonds. To get thing prepared you will want to peel whole bananas, and freeze in plastic resealable bags. When you’re ready to make a smoothie, just break one into chunks.

So without further ado, here is the Fresh Spinach and Almond Smoothie.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 medium frozen banana, broken into pieces

1.2 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 Tbs. raw almonds or 1 Tbs. almond butter

1 tsp. agave nectar (or to taste)

1/2 tsp. almond extract

Place all ingredients in blender, and bland until smooth.

PER 1 1/2-CUP SERVING: 256 cal; 6 g prot; 9 g total fat (<1 g sat fat)42 g carb; 0 mg chol; 168 mg sod; 8 g fiber; 20 g sugar Vegetarian/Gluten Free

Smoothie Days of Summer – Day Two

Here we are at Day Two of our Ten Smoothie Days of Summer. Today we will be taking a look at a great smoothie that contains Greek yogurt. This and our other ingredients mix to make a mildly sweet, refreshing smoothie that is also very filling.

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Ingredients

1 cup frozen green grapes

1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped (1 cup)

1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

1/2 Tbs. honey

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

PER 1 1/2-CUP SERVING 212 cal; 12 g prot; <1g total fat (<1 g sat fat); 43 g carb; 0 mg chol; 49 mg sod; 2 g fiber; 38 g sugar.

 

Smoothie Days of Summer – Day One

Over the course of the next 10 days, we will be sharing recipes for some incredible green smoothies. Get a chance to learn and enjoy some of the surprising combinations of green ingredients in a liquid way. Drink your greens and enjoy them.

Please check them out, give them a taste and come back and give a comment on what you think.

Lets start thing off with a Green Garden Smoothie.

This light, all-vegetable smoothie is a good one to add to a cleanse. Try serving it as a chilled soup for lunch.

Ingredients (Vegan & Gluten Free)

3/4 cup chopped celery (1 small stalk)

3/4 cup chopped fennel (1/4 large head)

3/4 cup chopped romaine or green leaf lettuce

3/4 cup frozen peas

2 Tbs. non-dairy milk or water

1 Tbs. fresh parsley leaves

1 Tbs. chopped fennel fronds

1 Tbs. lemon juice

4 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

PER 1 1/2- CUP SERVING: 49 cal,; 3 g prot; <1 g total fat (<1 g sat fat); 9 g carb; 0 mg chol; 60 mg sod; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar