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March Green Smoothies

Happy March!

It has been a bru­tally long and cold win­ter here in Toronto. That being said, the sun seems to be shin­ing today! So nat­u­rally, I thought I would share some of my favourite green smooth­ies with you to help you get cen­tred and healthy as you day­dream of spring.

The first smoothie I’m shar­ing I got from Dr. Melissa West. I believe she got it from Vic­to­ria Boutenko… in any case, you can watch a vid of Dr. West mak­ing it below. It’s super sim­ple to make and it is seri­ously like liq­uid green magic. When I drink this, I swear I feel health­ier and hap­pier! It’s magical.

Thus, I will lov­ingly re-name it:

Liq­uid Green Magic

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Ingre­di­ents:

• 1 cup of kale

• 1 cup of mint leaves

• 1 red apple sliced

• 1/2– 3/4 cup of mango

• 1/2 cup of strawberries

• 1 cup of water

Instruc­tions:

1. Place every­thing in a blender and blend on high until desired con­sis­tency is reached.

2. Enjoy!

 

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For another green smoothie that is nat­u­rally sweet and easy-to-love, try the Sham­rock Sababa!

Sham­rock Sababa Smoothie

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Ingre­di­ents:

• 1 cup of spinach

• 1/2 cup of mango

• 1/2 cup of pineapple

• 1 ripe banana

• 1 cup of water

Instruc­tions:

1. Place every­thing in a blender and blend on high until desired con­sis­tency is reached.

2. Enjoy!

Here’s to the com­ing of spring and to good health!

Oy Vegan!

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 Sakura taken in High Park, Toronto (Photo by Jamie Arfin, 2012)

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Super Spring Smoothie

Spring is in the air! Well… kind of. Toronto has been pretty up and down temperature-wise over the past few weeks. It was warm­ing up and just when we thought we were in the clear and spring was upon us, it went down to –10 degrees Cel­sius. Oy!

That being said, I do believe that the worst of win­ter is over and am opti­mistic about the com­ing of warmer weather. My body must know it’s com­ing because I have been crav­ing fresh fruity smooth­ies! This is a lit­tle weird as I haven’t really been much of a smoothie per­son in the past. Because of that, I’ve been using very sim­ple ingre­di­ents. I find that fewer, bet­ter ingre­di­ents make for an ener­giz­ing, tasty, smoothie experience!

Here is one that I’ve recently been hav­ing for break­fast and some­times also as a snack.

 

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Mornin’ Sun­shine Smoothie

This smoothie is lightly sweet and fruity. The spinach adds lot of nutri­tional value and you can’t even taste it, which is nice for those who aren’t fans of tast­ing veg­gies in their drinks.

Makes a good 6–8 ounces of smoothie. You can add more almond milk if you are mak­ing smooth­ies for two.

Needed: a blender!

Ingre­di­ents:

1/2 cup of frozen mangos

banana (sub­sti­tute kiwi for a slightly dif­fer­ent flavour)

hand­ful baby spinach

1 tea­spoon chia seeds

1/4–1/2 cup unsweet­ened almond milk (any non-dairy milk is fine)*

Instruc­tions:

1. Throw all ingre­di­ents in the blender and blend until smooth

2. Enjoy!

* You may want to add more milk depend­ing on the con­sis­tency desired.

Oy Vegan!

 

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