Green Smoothies for Beginners

December 22nd, 2011

 Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a quick and simple way to boost your nutrition and help prevent disease. Here are some of my favorites from Victoria Boutenko at www.rawfamily.com/recipes

 You can also access the nutritional data that accompanies every ingredient in each recipe. She includes nutritional highlights of what foods are beneficial for particular health conditions.

Basic Balance

 1 mango

1 cup kale

1 cup water

Yields 1 quart

 Rocket Fuel Smoothie

 2 cups green or red seedless grapes

3 golden kiwis, peeled

1 ripe orange, peeled, seeds removed

1 small leaf of aloe vera, with skin

5 leaves red leaf lettuce

2 cups water

Yields 2 quarts

 Morning Zing Smoothie

 ½ bunch dandelion greens

2 stalks celery

½ inch fresh ginger root

2 peaches

½ pineapple

Yields 2 quarts

 Heavy Metals Be Gone

 1 bunch cilantro

2 cups stinging nettles

1 bunch fresh parsley

3 stalks celery

1 lemon juiced

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