Smoothies featuring kale

Fall Harvest Juice

Fall Harvest Juice

Before running through the juicer…

This is the first recipe in what will eventually be many in the Fresh Juice category.

Fall is in the air and farmers are harvesting some of my favorite foods, many of which are great for juicing.

On my most recent trip to the farmers’ market I couldn’t help myself and bought more than I could possibly eat in the next week. When I got home I knew I’d be breaking out my trusty Jack LaLanne juicer to make sure nothing went to waste.

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Lemon-Lime-Kale Detox Green Smoothie

Lemon-Lime-Kale Detox Green SmoothieLemon and lime combine for a one-two detox punch. Throw in the cleansing properties of kale, a banana for creaminess and taste, and you’ve got yourself a delicious detox smoothie.

Citrus fruits are well known for their detoxification properties, lemons and limes being no exception.

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Special K Protein Green Smoothie

Special K Protein Green SmoothieIn a recent comment on my Blueberry Spinach Green Smoothie recipe a reader revealed their version of this smoothie, with Special K Protein Shake as the liquid base. I’d never heard of Special K Protein Shake and thus looked it up. It’s a weight loss drink by Kellogg that’s far from healthy.

As a matter of fact, if someone snuck some into my home I’d immediately pour it down the drain where it belongs. One glance at the long list of ingredients and you should quickly be able to discern why this weight loss shake is unhealthy.

So, I decided to create my own healthy Special K green smoothie rich in vitamin K and protein that will help you lose weight, and improve your health.

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Green Superfood Smoothie

Green Superfood SmoothieThis is my go to green superfood smoothie when I get cravings for chlorophyll. I like to mix my smoothies up to ensure I get a good healthy balance of vitamins and minerals (and keep things fun and interesting), but truth be told, I’d have no problem guzzling this guy every day.

Starting my day with plenty of greens puts me in a good mood, with plenty of energy, feeling good about myself! The combination of ingredients in this smoothie provide an abundance of goodness. Let’s delve into the myriad health benefits.

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The Green Machine Smoothie

The Green Machine SmoothieThis is one of my favorite smoothies, not because of its cool name, but rather the sheer amount of greens I’m able to cram into my blender and still have a delicious finished product. Green smoothies are quite popular these days, and for good reason. They are perhaps the easiest and most convenient way for people to get their daily allotment of green leafy vegetables.

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St. Patty’s Day Green Smoothie

St Pattys Day Green SmoothieIn celebration of St. Patty’s Day I whipped up a nice, big, creamy green smoothie. Don’t get a shamrock shake from McDonald’s or guzzle of a bunch of green beer, go the healthy route and drink a delicious green smoothie that will leave you feeling terrific afterwards.

If you can’t find enough four leaf clovers to green your smoothie, use whatever you have on hand, whether it be spinach, kale, lettuce, dandelion, beet greens, or a combination.

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