Rainbow of Juice & Smoothie Recipes!

juiceMaybe you might feel like you have been eating and drinking nonstop for the past several weeks / or rather months?   Detox mode?  Perfect time to get back to it and start revving up that Vitamix motor again and get back to work!  I often get asked about recipes I love for smoothies and juices so I finally found a bit of time to post a few of my favs.. you may not love them, or even like them, but hopefully you will at least find a new recipe or two that you enjoy!  There is so much you can add (“boosters”) so play around with chia seeds, maca powder, flaxseeds, coconut oil, and match green tea.  Everyone is different, so keep experimenting until you reach that perfectly blended flavor.

Although I always say I will have a “plan” for my juice creations, it doesn’t always turn out that way.  I love my Vitamix, and sometimes, you just have to go with what is laying around the refrigerator (that might be a little “tired”) that you want to get down quickly….    In my house, we do the infamous thumb trick (my dad’s fav) — the kids will rate the juices on a scale of “thumbs up” being the best (clearly, I am not trying to complicate things) to sideways, to low low low (and, yes, sometimes I get the multiple thumbs down).  Regardless, my son will try anything once so I always tell him it is a “new one” 🙂

I have also seen people make “freezer smoothie bags” with the fruit (pre-blended).  All you have to do is throw it in the blender and waaaa – la!  So – NO EXCUSES for your morning dose of green.

Hope you enjoy!  juice1

JUICES:
2 celery stalks
2 beets
1/2 cucumber
4 carrots
1 lemon (peeled)
1 inch piece of ginger

1 beet
1 carrot
1 lemon (peeled)
1 handful parsley
Handful frozen rasberries
1/2 cucumber
2 cups kale
1 lime, peeled
1 cup swiss chard
1 lemon, peeled
1 apple (if you need it a bit more sweet)

2 kiwi (peeled)
½ field cucumber
2 cup spinach
¼ cup cilantro
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup water / ice

2 cups kale
2 leaves Swiss chard
1/2 cup parsley
1 beet
1/2 cup pineapple (frozen works well)
2 green apples
1-3 sprigs fresh mint
1/2  lemon, peeled
2 oranges, peeled
1/2 rib celery
1 lemon, peeled
1/2 cup dandelion greens (or other bitter green)
1/2 cup parsley

2 pears, cores and stems removed
2 cups spinach or kale
¼ cup parsley
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup water / ice

3 Cups of Watermelon
1 Cup Green Grapes
1-2 limes, peeled & deseeded
Water

2 cups fresh or frozen peaches
2 cups arugula
1 celery rib
1-inch piece ginger root
1 cup water or coconut water

SMOOTHIES:

2 cups almond milk
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup carob chips
2 T flaxseed
1/2 cup raw cashews (soak if you don’t have high speed blender)
Handful (and then some!) of kale
2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups almond milk
2 cups fresh or frozen mango
2 cups red leaf lettuce
1-inch piece ginger root
1 tbsp chia or 1 tbsp hemp seeds (or both!)

2 cups organic watermelon
1 cups organic frozen strawberries
10  fresh mint leaves
1/2 of a lime
2-3 leaves of organic romaine lettuce
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup water

2 Hearty Hand Fulls of Baby Spinach and/or Kale (2 heaping cups, give or take)
1 Hand Full of Chopped Celery (Approximately 1 heaping cup)
1 1/2 to 2 Cored & Diced Green Apples (Or Pears)
1 1/2 to 2 Sliced Bananas
1 Heaping Cup of Green Grapes
1 tsp. maca powder
1 tsp flaxseeds

2 Cups Almond Milk
1/4 cup cacao nibs (or to taste)
1/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1 frozen Banana
2 Dates, pitted and soaked (if hard)
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Maca Powder
1 Tbsp Vanilla Powder
1 T Cacao powder
Ice-cubes

1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 – 1 cup cup almond milk
1 banana, frozen
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup natural almond butter
1 Tablespoon cocoa nibs, optional
12-15 ice cubes4.

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