Very Berry Beet Smoothies

as inspired by Bon Appetit Ingredients:  2 cups frozen berries 1 beet, grated juice from 1 lime 1 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp chia seeds 1 sprig mint leaves 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until...

Green Apple Smoothies

Ingredients:  3   medium apples, cored and chopped 1 cup chopped unpeeled English cucumber 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach or chopped chard 3/4 cup ice 2 Tbsp. packed fresh mint leaves juice of ½ a small lemon (about 1 Tbsp.) ½ inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled...

Blackberry Limeade

Ingredients: 30 mint leaves (approx. 1 cup) 8 limes 10 blackberries 4 Tbsp honey Water Steps: Rip mint leaves into small pieces and place them in the mortar and pestle with honey. Grind, mush and mash the honey and mint together for several minutes. Juice the limes...

Mint Lemonade

Ingredients: 30 mint leaves (approx. 1 cup) 1 cucumber 4 Tbsp Honey  5 lemons Water Steps: Chop the cucumber into small rounds. Rip mint leaves into small pieces and place them in a blender with honey, 1 cup water, and cucumber. Blend and pulse for a few moments....

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

National Blueberry Muffin Day comes around once a year, but on that day, why not start the day off right with a healthy blueberry muffin smoothie? Serves 2 Ingredients 1 pint blueberries (frozen or fresh) 1 cup plain yogurt (greek or regular) 2/3 cup oats 2 Tbsp honey...

Piña Colada Green Smoothies

Another great version! Green smoothies are great for breakfast or a snack, as they will provide you with a lasting source of energy. Fruits are a good source of energy, but eaten alone will only provide short bursts of energy (they contain lots of sugars, which are...