Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

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We all need a boost of energy getting back to work and into our regular routines after the holiday break. I know we are all still thinking “oh for one more day of staying home and not coming into work” πŸ™‚ Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but the break is over and we got to go on. So, give yourself a boost with the help of some vitamin C by making this easy three ingredient smoothie.

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Ingredients:
2 organic peeled oranges
1 cup almond milk
1 peeled organic banana

Directions:
Place all ingredients in and blender and blend until smooth and creamy!

Now drink up!

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Verde Smoothie

We should all be trying to pack more vitamins into our body in order to strengthen our immune system. It is important all year round, but most importantly in the winter months. Perfect way to accomplish that is my drinking lots of smoothies and juices. Preparing a smoothie or juice is also a great way to ensure that we are consuming our recommended servings of greens per day!

This Verde Smoothie will be sure to give you just that. The ingredients all contain essential vitamins, they are as follows:

Parsley– is the world’s most popular herb. Nutritional and many healing properties. Excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, and a good source of iron and folate.

Spinach– excellent source of other antioxidant nutrients β€” including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and manganese β€” also it’s a very good source of the antioxidant zinc and a good source of the antioxidant selenium

Mint– mint has a refreshing taste and helps freshen breath. Mint leaves also have many uses and are able to overcome some health problems such as: digestive issue, headaches, oral health and relieves muscle pain

Celery– antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese

Apple– good source of fiber, including the soluble fiber pectin, and it’s also a good source of vitamin C

Spirulina– is a natural β€œalgae” (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredible high in protein and nutrients, high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system, Omega 3-,6 and 9s

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Ok, now how to create this vibrant green drink is by placing the following in your vitamix blender.

Ingredients:
-1/2 a cup of water
-1 granny smith chopped and cored apple
-2 stalks of chopped celery
-1/2 a cup of coarsely chopped parsley
-15 mint leaves
-1 cup of spinach
-1 teaspoon of spirulina
-5 ice cubes

Directions:
Place all of the above-noted ingredients in the order listed above. Blend on high. Once all blended you can pour the smoothie directly into a glass and enjoy. If you don’t like the foamy texture run the smoothie through a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer and enjoy the juice!

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