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Smoothie Operator

Happy Fall, Everyone! No doubt everyone has heard of “spring cleaning,” but I like to also do a bit of “fall cleaning,”in fact, I did that to my home over this long holiday weekend. Now, I’m about to do the same thing for my body.

The beginning of a new season is a fabulous time to give your body a little cleansing and rebooting. Juicing is a great way to do this. Juicing gives your body lots of healthy nutrients, and, it’s a great breakfast alternative for those of you that have trouble eating a big meal first thing in the morning.

So, welcome to my second installment of juice and smoothie recipes. I hope you enjoy them! If you try any of them, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought.

Veg in, don’t veg out!

Karen

V8
4 plum tomatoes
1 cucumber
1 small red or orange bell pepper
1/4 small red onion
1 cup of parsley
Juice of 1 lime
Dash of hot sauce (optional)
Dash of salt (optional)
Run all ingredients though a juicer and enjoy. Don’t have a juicer? No problem. Throw everything in the blender and strain the juice before drinking.

Breakfast on the Move
Handful of fresh strawberries
Handful of fresh raspberries
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cut of milk of your choice
Ice
Blend and enjoy!

Kale, Pineapple, and Almond Smoothie
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of kale
1/2 cup of pineapple juice
1/2 cup of pineapple
1 banana
Ice
Blend and enjoy

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Shake
1 large handful of blueberries
1 cup of spinach
2 TBSP of almond butter, peanut butter, or nut butter of your choice
1 TBSP cacao
Dash of cinnamon
1 cup of water
Scoop of protein powder
Honey to taste
Blend and enjoy! WARNING…this smoothie is not an attractive color (think battleship grey)but I promise…the taste more than makes up for the funky look!

Vanilla Almond Shake
2 cups of coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1 TBSP of vanilla
1 TBSP of almond butter, peanut butter, or nut butter of your choice
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
Honey to taste
Ice
Blend and enjoy!

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