Antioxidants help us fight those free radicals we are exposed to every day! Different foods have different levels of antioxidants. I created this smoothie to give you a major antioxidant boost so that you can look and feel great!
Blueberries, pomegranates, and strawberries rank high on the list of antioxidant rich fruits, and believe it or not raw cacao powder and cinnamon both have higher antioxidant levels than blueberries! Your soul will thank you for drinking this baby!
Seeds from 1/2 pomegranate
1 cup frech/frozen blueberries
1 cup fresh/frozen strawberries
2 heaping Tbs raw cacao powder
1 heaping Tbs cinnamon
2 handfuls of kale
2 handfuls of spinach
1 cup green tea or water (any liquid of choice)
Stevia to taste
1. Place your liquid and greens in the blender and blend until completely smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes to achieve desired consistency. ENJOY!!
I use a blentec blender for all of my smoothies (quite a few people have been asking that question lately) but any blender will work to make this delightfully tangy and slightly spicy smoothie. This would also make a great juice if you would like to break out the juicer!
The below recipe makes about 2 servings. I usually eat one serving in the morning and place the other serving in an airtight container until later that day when I am ready to enjoy my second serving and I throw it back in the blender with about 6-8 ice cubes and voila! Just be sure to consume your smoothie mix within 8-12 hours after you make it that morning.
Many of you have been asking about jalapenos and if this smoothie is extremely spicy. You will only notice a slight kick of spice, but if you are sensitive to spicy foods, maybe start with 1/2 jalapeno and add more to your liking. Jalapenos fight headaches, relieves congestion, soothes your digestive system, acts as a thermogenic for weight loss, along with many other health benefits! (Source)
2 lemons, peeled and sliced
1 Lime, peeled and sliced
Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1/2 lime
1 jalapeno pepper sliced (I use the seeds as well)
2 Kiwi fruits quartered (leave the skins on! they are so good for you!!)
1 cup frozen/fresh chopped mango
1 cup frozen/fresh chopped pineapple
2 handfuls kale
2 handfuls spinach
1 cup water or green tea (any liquid will do)
Stevia to taste
1. Place your liquid in your blender followed by all of your greens, the lemons, limes, zest, and jalapeno.
2. Blend until completely smooth (the last thing you want is a chunk of unblended jalapeno!)
3. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, add ice cubes if necessary to achieve your desired consistency . ENJOY!!
Good morning my beautiful reverent lions! I woke up today with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and just a zippy attitude. So, in accordance with my mood, I came up with an awesome recipe for a tangy, spicy, energy packed, antioxidant packed green smoothie to get you going today.
2 Lemons peeled and quartered
Zest from 1 Lemon
1/4 cup fresh ginger peeled and roughly diced
1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/2 Green apple sliced
3 handfuls of arugula
1 Tbs matcha green tea dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
Stevia to taste
Place the matcha green tea in the blender followed by the remaining ingredients (it’s helpful to have the liquid on the bottom). Blend until nice and smooth. Add a few ice cubes if the texture seems too liquified for your liking. ENJOY!!