Green Refresher Smoothie

On a hot day this is just the best, the kiwi seeds add a wonderful crunch and the chia adds some protein and substance while the spinach makes it fibrous, nutrient dense, and so tasty.

1c water
1 frozen banana
1 kiwi
1tbsp chia seed
1 tsp grated ginger
2c baby spinach

Blend together in your blender. Makes one large glass or two small.
You can of course use a nut/rice/whatever milk if you prefer something a bit creamier but this is already pretty sweet so I prefer water (or ice if your blender is up to it). This smoothie (full blender) has 215 calories, 3g fat, 6g protein, 12g fiber and 22g sugar.

Protein Power Banana Oat Smoothie

This smoothie is amazing – it packs a full punch of energy from the fruit and protein from the the tahini, oats and chia – which also adds healthy fats making it a complete meal.

1c Isola Bio Hazelnut Rice milk (or water, or whatever milk you like)
1 tablespoon chia
4 or 5  frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon tahini
2.5 tablespoons rolled oats

Blend the above ingredients in a blender, put the milk/water in first

The frozen fruit gives it an thick ice cream like texture. The riper the bananas were when they were frozen, the sweeter the smoothie.

With the nut milk as above, 5 cherries, and a med banana, this smoothie has 460 calories, 10g Protein, 13g Fibre, and 27g sugar.  I love this right after a run when I need the carbs, sugars and proteins. If you are watching calories and/or sugar, use water instead of nut milk and it becomes 300 calories, 8g Protein, 11g Fibre, and 16g sugar.

Cabbage Juice

This cabbage juice is a super shot of energy. This one is made in the juicer (with mine I need to cut the skin off the lemon first).

1/3 of a red cabbage
2 carrots
1/3 english cucumber
1 lemon
1.5 inches ginger
1 inch fresh turmeric
½ green apple

2 servings. If you find the flavour to be a little bit intense, just add a little bit of water.

Yellow Beet Juice

1 yellow beet
the greens from that beet
2 carrots
1 large celery stalk
1/2 apple
an inch of giner
an inch of fresh turmeric
some coconut water

serves 2. Make in a juicer.
Lots of coconut water makes it too sweet.

Carrot Turmeric Juice

This juice is the best. Super tasty and feels like a burst of energy when you drink it.

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3 carrots
1 orange
1 lemon
1.5 inches ginger
1.5 inches fresh turmeric
1 cup coconut water

Made in a juicer. 2 servings.

Kale Smoothie

This is my favourite thing ever right now, the best thing after a run or a perfect light lunch on a light day.
3/4c coconut water
1 c. black kale (wash and tear the leaves from the thick centre stem)
1/2 lemon (or a sweet lemon)
1/2 apple chopped
1 tbsp grated giner
Blend and that’s it. Drink it cold (be sure to make it with chilled coconut water or add ice).
I love it and it is a solid serving of vitamin a, iron and calcium. When I drink this, I simply feel better than I did before.

Blueberry Smoothie/Popsicle

Really good after a run. Add something with protein like a handful of nuts while you snack.

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1-1.5 c frozen blueberries
1 sml/med banana (if really ripe, 2/3 of the banana)
1 sml apple chopped (3/4 reg sized apple)
1-2 oranges, juiced (2 for juice, 1 for popsicle) – can use grapefruit
1-2 tsp coconut oil (1 tbsp for popsicle)

Variant – raspberries instead of blueberries, grapefruit instead of orange.

2 servings. Blend in blender. Freeze in popsicle molds for popsicles.