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A Berry Good Smoothie

January 3, 2013

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I’m really not a New Years Resolution type however, this is easy. Drink healthy! I was a very happy recipient of a Vita-Mix blender recently and have been throwing anything I get my hands on into this magic machine! I am in heaven. How is it possible that every combo you can think of tastes great?? So my plan is to try to incorporate at least 5-6  smoothies in my weekly menu. If this is a meal replacement add Greek yogurt or your favorite protein powder for a hearty boost. The combination of ingredients below proclaims serious health benefits which include anti-inflamatory properties, antioxidants, vitamins A, C, K, calcium, dietary fibers and protein. For a smoothie that is so delicious……who needs a resolution!!!!

 Smoothie

2 big handfuls of kale (make this the main ingredient)

1 green apple, sliced with peel on

1/4  *lemon, with rind

1  2 inch piece of ginger

1 handful of  *parsley

2 carrots

1 or 2 cups frozen berries

1 cup Greek yogurt

Blend all of the above, add water or juice if needed (for desired consistency)

*I have found that adding parsley and lemon (or lime) in every smoothie makes a huge difference.

Think colors…add beets (raw), celery, spinach, any frozen fruit etc…..

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2013 7:55 am

    I’m with ya sista, Best thing I ever bought was the Vita Mix, I am enjoying one at work now. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

    • shreddedsprout permalink
      January 4, 2013 8:24 am

      I’m not a fan of appliances on the counter top but I cant’t put it away…in use at LEAST once a day!

  2. Diane permalink
    January 9, 2013 9:03 pm

    Thank you for motivating me to make the commitment to health! Your photographs are outstanding! Smoothies start tomorrow!

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