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Green Morning Smoothie 1

Green Morning Smoothie

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You will love the refreshing and sweet taste of this smoothie in the morning. Not only is it chock-full of vitamins, but the combo of the peaches and mangos tastes like you're in paradise.
 
Ingredients:
 
2 cups vanilla almond, coconut or soy milk
1/2 cup whole oats
1 1/4 cups fresh, frozen or canned peaches, or mango cubes
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 bananas
 
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Kale and Pear Green Smoothie 2

Kale and Pear Green Smoothie

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If you're willing to experiment with a green that isn't spinach, kale is another great option for the base of your smoothie. Combine it with a pear to naturally sweeten up the bitterness of the veggie and--voila!--you have a delicious summer treat!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
1 cup green grapes
1 orange, peeled, halved
1/2 ripe Bartlett pear, seeded, halved
1 small to medium size banana, peeled
1 cup (70 g) kale
2 cups (480 ml) ice cubes

For the full recipe directions go to Vitamix.com

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Double Green Smoothie 3

Double Green Smoothie

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The best thing you can do when making a green smoothie is blending more than one green veggie together. You'll meet your daily vitamin quota easily and blended with the right fruits, it makes for a refreshing and nutritious beverage.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy beverage, such as almond, rice or soy
2 dried apricots or 4 pitted dates
1 banana
1 cup chopped kale leaves
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries

Spinach Grape Coconut Smoothie 4

Spinach Grape Coconut Smoothie

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The taste of coconut in a smoothie makes the healthy drink taste almost sinful. Adding coconut milk to your green drink is a great way to get your healthy fats in, plus the added sweetness of the grapes and gives it a more tropical taste.

Ingredients:
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 cup packed baby spinach
1/2 cup ice
1/4 cup coconut milk

Get the full recipe directions at Realsimple.com

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Green Julius 5

Green Julius

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Remember how an Orange Julius tastes like a creamsicle? As delicious as it may be, it's full of sugar and not-so-good-for your ingredients. However, we found a way around it and surprise we found the Green Julius. It's full of veggies and a citrus flavor that you won't miss the original!

Ingredients:
2 cups of raw spinach
3 small ripe clementines
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of skim milk
About 6 ice cubes

Get the full recipe directions at Greenlitebites.com