I love green smoothies.
I could drink one every day.
Sounded like a dream come true.
And 40 Days of Green Smoothies did not disappoint. Although you don’t have to follow the 40 day plan to enjoy this ebook (you can totally pick and choose which recipes you’d like to try, which is what I’ll be doing moving forward), I decided to follow the recipes as recommended. And now, a little of 40 days later, I am healthier, a little lighter, and totally in love!
My favorite thing about the book, other than the delicious recipes, was that these smoothies don’t use a ton of frozen fruit. Not that frozen fruit isn’t great, but too much of it, and the health value of a smoothie flies downhill. These smoothies are full of greens, filling, and each one was truly delicious. I’ll admit that I like the taste of “greens” but that flavor was never too overwhelming, and the variety of flavors kept me interested from day to day. I loved drinking these after a run, but as the summer gets closer, I can see some of these becoming my favorite bedtime snack to cool down after a hot, humid North Dakota day.
Becky gave me permission to re-print a recipe, and I thought I’d start with my favorite! I’ve had one every day since the the 40-day challenge ended, and, I’m actually drinking one right now!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Smoothie (Vegan, Gluten-free, Raw)
1/2 frozen banana
handful of fresh spinach
1 T cocoa powder (I used raw cacao powder to keep the smoothie raw)
1 c almond milk
2 T flax meal (I ground this right before using to preserve the goodness)
pinch of cinnamon (okay, I use a whole tablespoon)!
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 cubes of ice
Instructions: Blend. Enjoy.
Sounds delicious, right? And that goodness comes daily. Vegan, gluten-free, and easily raw deliciousness every day for 40 days. What’s not to love?
Would you like to try 40 Days of Green Smoothies? One lucky reader will win a free copy! Here’s how to enter:
Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me what ingredients you put in your green smoothies. For additional entries, see the Rafflecopter entry form below – the contest end on Friday, March 21 at midnight, and there are opportunities to enter every day!
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What ingredients do you put in your green smoothies?