30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge (Video)

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Green smoothies have many health benefits, and can include spinach, lettuce, kale, and collard greens; for the more advanced green smoothie drinker, you can also add parsley, dandelion greens, watercress — really, any leafy green veggie your palate can handle, and enjoy. Bananas, apples, pears, avocado, and mango are great companions in these beverages. Here’s a brief introduction to the many ...

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Top 10 Benefits of Green Smoothies

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Green smoothies have many health benefits, and can include spinach, lettuce, kale, and collard greens; for the more advanced green smoothie drinker, you can also add parsley, dandelion greens, watercress — really, any leafy green veggie your palate can handle, and enjoy. Bananas, apples, pears, avocado, and mango are great companions in these beverages. Here’s a brief introduction to the many ...

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Power Smoothie (Romaine and Superfood Seeds)

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Typically in raw circles, expressions like “power food” refer to Himalayan berries and maca powder and deep sea algae. What I mean by it is pretty simple: foods that are nutrient dense, easy to assimilate, and that give a boost of energy and focus. Per this post, those foods can be as straightforward and everyday as kale or winter squash. Lately, ...

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Green Velvet Smoothie

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Kale, banana, an avocado join forces in this creamy, filling smoothie. Hemp seeds are optional, but they’re one of the best, most concentrated sources of Omega 3s—better (and tastier) than flaxseeds. They make a great addition to this creamy smoothie. Look for both hempseeds and hemp milk at most any natural foods market.  Makes two 12-ounce servings 2 medium kale ...

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Chia Green Super Smoothie

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Green smoothies are all the rage, and are that much better with the addition of chia seeds. They are a great way to get a bold dose of veggies, fiber, and nutrients in a healthy, convenient, low‐calorie way. Recipe and photo from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood Serves: 1 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1½ cups pear juice, coconut ...

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Mint Chip Smoothie

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Tucked beneath a very convincing ice cream-like flavor, a wealth of beneficial spinach awaits you in this smoothie. It’s so good it almost makes a person wonder why spinach isn’t used in all minty treats. I love how the cacao nibs provide a bit of dark-chocolate crunch without being overpowering. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies. Makes: Two 18 -ounce servings 2 ...

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Kale, Cucumber, and Pineapple Smoothie

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Here’s a pleasing combination for a green smoothie — kale and pineapple, with the added cleansing benefit of cucumber. Prepare to be refreshed and hydrated! Makes about two 12-ounce servings 1 cup diced fresh or canned pineapple 1/2 medium or 1 small sweet apple 4-inch piece cucumber (leave peel on if unwaxed 3 to 4 kale leaves (curly or lacinato) 2 tablespoons hemp ...

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Spinach and Apple Smoothie

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This refreshing smoothie of spinach, apple, and cucumber is among my favorites, as I like smoothies that are more juicy and not too thick.   Makes two 12-ounce or three 8-ounce servings 2 big handfuls baby spinach 1 medium apple, cored and cut into large chunks 3- to 4-inch piece cucumber (preferably peeled), cut into chunks 1 cup unsweetened vanilla ...

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How a to Grow An Endless Supply Of Ginger Indoors

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Have you ever thought about planting your ginger? Growing your own ginger can provide you with a hands on herb, health benefits and it is so easy you will regret not doing it if you use a lot of Ginger. Ginger or ginger root is the root of the Zingiber officinal plant; it is used in medicine or as a ...

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Detox Your Liver With This Kickass Liver Detox Juice

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Ah, the liver. One of our most impressive organs. Our livers never rest. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, our livers are trying to detoxify and neutralize all the harmful crap we put into our bodies. While it may be restless, that doesn’t mean it is invincible. The liver is extremely susceptible to being ...

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