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Fennel Top, Strawberry, & Orange Green Smoothie

It’s not everyday you see fennel this beautiful. Fennel with big beautiful greenery still attached. Fennel the way it should be. At supermarkets the fennel greens have always been removed,( the same as when you buy beets or carrots). What a shame! So where do you find fennel with its greenery still intact ? Why, I never thought you would ask! You are more likely to find some at an organic food store or farmers market.

While most people have never consumed fennel leaves and would never think of it, in many cultures, fennel leaves are quite commonly used in cooking.  Probably not so much in green smoothies but they are used to add anise flavour to cooked dishes such as pasta and fish as well as chopped raw into salads etc. The good news is they also taste great in green smoothies. Continue reading

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Arugula Parsley Flax Green Smoothie

I have decided to give my system a little break this week, a cleanse of sorts. I am not changing my diet drastically from my normal day to day routine but am simply being more a little more disciplined and conscious of what I eat.  This means cutting certain things out all together for 7 days.

The main things I am cutting out completely are alcohol and caffeine.  Both alcohol and caffeine are quite demanding on our systems.  I don’t drink coffee, but I have found myself drinking black tea more often then I want to be recently.  I also have been wanting to do a week without alcohol for a while now, something I find is hard to do unless you really commit to it.  Which is what I am doing by sharing it with everybody here.  I really think that it will be a nice break for my system and am expecting it to boost my productivity and energy levels. Continue reading

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Arugula, Orange, Strawberry, Apple Green Smoothie

If you are anything like me, you always have apples around in the kitchen at this time of year.  If you don’t you should ,because it’s apple season.  Apple are great for making green smoothies.  We all know apples are great fruits to bring with us as snacks, but why not try something different.  There are so many different uses for apples in the kitchen.  One of my favourites from childhood to this day is apple crisp.  If you missed it, check out my recent vegan cranberry apple pecan crisp recipe.

This is one recipe for an apple green smoothie, but I encourage you to experiment with different combinations of other fruits and greens.  I don’t peel the apples when blending them because I use a Vitamix, but if you don’t have a high powered blender,  I would recommend peeling the apples before blending them. Continue reading

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Fennel Lime Strawberry Smoothie

Tangy. Sweet. Refreshing. Thirst quenching. Those are the words that come to mind when I drink this fennel lime strawberry smoothie.

It also makes me think of summer even though it’s not very warm in Montreal right now.  It’s actually really cold for April 28th.

Although it’s cold out, it is beautiful and I couldn’t be happier. I am sitting in my kitchen, as the sun shines through the windows, and evening begins to set in, sipping on my smoothie, writing this post and listening to music.  Warm days are ahead. Days where a refreshing smoothie like this one will be just perfect.

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Raw Cocoa, Chia & Strawberry Smoothie

My second smoothie experiment with the raw cocoa nibs I bought. The result? A second incredibly tasty beverage that is nutritious, sweet, and filling all at the same time.

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Kale-Banana-Berry Smoothie

Organic Kale

Here we go. First Recipe to go up on the site.

Very simple, very yummy green smoothie.

It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a green smoothie wasn’t very appetizing to me.  I say the idea wasn’t appetizing because I had never actually tasted one.

My love for green smoothies all started in July of this year.  My gf heard about a green smoothie workshop that was taking place at our Yoga studio. We planned on going but ended being out of town that weekend.  Instead she bought 2 books on green smoothies and borrowed a powered vita-mix blender.

One sip and I was hooked. Wow.  Never did I think that a bunch of green leaves blended up with some fruit could taste so good.   Not only do they taste amazing they are incredibly healthy for you and really easy to make.

Enough of the story for now…to be continued later…here is the recipe for a smoothie I just made this morning.  Give it a try.

Ingredients:

1 Banana

Approx.6 frozen strawberries

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

3 good sized kale leaves, washed and removed from stems

1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 1/2 – 2 cups water

optional: 2-3 ice cubes

Yield: 3 Cups

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