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Why wait for Jan 1st to begin feeling healthier and taking the steps you need to incorporate some healthy new habits into your life.  We are holding a 10 day green drink challenge at the yoga studio where I teach.  I am using this post as a place to keep all our recipes for easy access.  Feel free to join by adding one green drink into your day.  Follow the link below to join the group and continue to get recipes and tips for the 10 days.  Smoothies require a blender and juices require a juicer.

https://www.facebook.com/events/252632508227540/

 

JUICE

GREEN MORNING JUICE ~ juicer needed (makes one large glass) (see video on FB page)

5-8 leaves KALE (remove thickest part of the stalk/down low)

1 CUCUMBER (peel if not organic, otherwise leave the peel on)

1 head of ROMAINE (cut bottom off)

2-4 stalks of CELERY

1 GREEN APPLE (cored/not peeled)

1 LEMON (peeled)

1/2 inch piece of GINGER (optional)

Send all ingredients thru the juicer and drink immediately. Ideally, fruits and veggies are organic. Peel non-organic produce. Enjoy the liquid sunshine!

 

MAKE JUICE NOT WAR GREEN JUICE (juicer)
 from kriscarr.com

2 large cucumbers (peeled, if not organic)

A big fistful of kale and romaine
(or spinach, chard, etc.)

4 – 5 stalks celery

1 – 2 big broccoli stems (adds sweetness)

1 – 2 pears or green apples (optional)

 

KIWI JUICE (juicer)

6 kiwis peeled

6 celery stalks

1 pear
(kids might like this simple sweet juice)

 

IMMUNITY BOOSTER JUICE

2 stalks celery

2 carrots

1 clove garlic

1 green apple

1/2 piece ginger

1/2 lemon

 

GREEN GODDESS JUICE  from Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Kris Carr

2 stems broccoli

1 cucumber

1 green pepper

2 sprigs fresh parsley  (parsley should be avoided during pregnancy and in cases of kidney inflamation)

 

SMOOTHIE RECIPES

GREEN SMOOTHIE ~ Blender (I love this smoothie as a light lunch or an afternoon snack)

8 leaves KALE

2 handfuls of BABY SPINACH

1 frozen BANANA (I keep a bag of peeled, frozen bananas in my freeze

2-4 pieces frozen PINEAPPLE (cut and freeze fresh pineapple in large chunks)

handful RAW WALNUTS OR CASHEWS

coconut water and ice

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth consistency. Delicious!

 

I love this one! MANGO BASIL GREEN SMOOTHIE (blender)

8 ounces almond milk

2 – 4 leaves of kale
 (stalks removed)

½ cup frozen mango

5 – 6 basil leaves

1 slice of lemon

Prep and wash all produce.  Blend and serve.

 

 GREEN COLADA SMOOTHIE from Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Kris Carr

2 cups cashew or any kind of nut milk

1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1 orange peeled

1 frozen banana

1/2 baby spinach

Ice, Blend and serve