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SUMMER GREEN MACHINE SMOOTHIE: FOR INCREASED ENERGY AND HEALTHIER SKIN

By: Gabriella Vigoreaux

This green smoothie is a great way to start any day. With each glass packed with benefits, from the skin-nourishment in the avocado, to the great protein found in the hulled hemp seeds. This green gem will keep your energy up, while acting as an anti-inflammatory (turmeric, black pepper and ginger) and pulling toxins and heavy metals from your body (cilantro). Keeping you a lean, mean, healthy machine.

 

This recipe serves 2-3.

Ingredients:

1/2 c. cilantro, stems included

1 c. kale

1 c. unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 to 1 c. coconut water

Juice of 1 lime

1 c. chopped pineapple

1 banana

1/2 avocado

1 1/2 Tbsp. hulled hemp seeds

1/2 tsp. ground turmeric

1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger

Dash of sea salt

Dash of pepper

Handful of ice cubes

 

Start your engines: 

In a high-powered blender blend the kale, cilantro, hemp seeds, coconut milk, ½ c. coconut water and lime juice until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until desired smoothness is achieved. Add a handful of ice cubes blending on medium, then high until smooth. This will chill the smoothie. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add another ½ c. coconut water gradually until you get your desired texture.

 

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