This fresh, summery smoothie will quench your thirst and rejuvenate your cells! My ingredients veer a little from the smoothie ingredients we typically use. This one makes use of all of the produce (except ginger) you can find at your your local Farmer's Market or food co-op right now! Since I have a smoothie recipe for winter, spring, and autumn, I thought a summery green smoothie recipe needed to be posted. You can check out our Super Antioxidant Smoothie which does use summer produce (but it's not green!).
This recipe can be used during the green smoothie fast and all phases of our Elimination Diet. Also, since it doesn't have citrus, it is a great first smoothie for older babies! We've been teaching our baby to drink from a cup by giving her little bits of liquid in tiny glasses (bought from Goodwill) since she was 8 months old. We started with water or fresh coconut water and now she can drink a smoothie out of a cup.....no plastic sippy cup needed!
If we give our children the opportunity to learn how to use regular silverware and cups from the beginning, they learn pretty quickly, and all of those baby products you thought you needed become obsolete. Sure, I bought plastic spoons, cups, and bowls with my first baby, even though in the back of my mind it didn't feel quite right. We gave them all away years ago and now that I understand the dangers of using plastic, there is no way I would ever purchase these things again. Babies and toddlers can use small ceramic or glass bowls, wooden bowls, wooden silverware (for young babies), small stainless steel silverware (for older babies), and small glass cups instead of plastic sippy cups.
Peach Ginger Mint Green Smoothie
I recently bought a box of the most amazing organic peaches from Smallwood Farms so I have been using them in everything. If you don't have peaches use plums, apples, pears or a mixture of frozen blueberries and cherries instead. If you want to make this more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon, add a few handfuls of ice cubes to the blender and blend again. I like to use this smoothie as a late afternoon pick-me-up. Neither Tom or I really handle any caffeine, so green smoothies are our natural energizing drink! Add a squeeze of lime to each serving if desired.
3 large peaches, pitted
2-inch piece fresh ginger
1 small bunch bok choy
1/2 bunch kale
1 medium cucumber
large handful fresh mint
2 to 3 cups water
Place all ingredients into a Vita-Mix or other high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add more water for a thinner smoothie. If it is too bitter, add another piece of fruit or liquid stevia to taste. Source: www.NourishingMeals.com
More Vita-Mix Recipes:
Raw Berry Tart with a Coconut Pastry Cream
Dairy-Free Nacho Cheese Sauce
Creamy Summer Zucchini Soup
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