This week is all about the greens– with a little purple mixed in for good measure! Pick a savory pepper smoothie to fuel your day, or sample a nutty pie-in-a-glass. There’s an update to an after-school snack, and as always, each smoothie is full of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Sage, spirulina, rosehips, and pink Himalayan salt are just a few of the unique ingredients in the blend. From detox to dessert, this week’s diverse recipes are sure to delight!
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Ants on a Log
Here’s a childhood classic remixed for grown-up palates. Healthful, protein-packed almond butter delivers “good fats” to reduce inflammation and make your skin glow. Swiss chard provides many polyphenols, vitamins, and fiber. Low-cal celery is full of fiber and blends with wheatgrass for a sweet and green shot of energy. Raisins complete the mixture with sweetness and resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant.
Purple Sage Pineapple
This drink packs a purple punch with unexpected elements! Blackberries and maqui berry powder are an antioxidant-loaded pair. The understated, savory flavor of sage plays off the sweet pineapple and apple. Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, and contains many detoxifying flavonoids. Brain power-boosting walnuts contain vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants.
Pistachio Cream Pie
Avocado is loaded with potassium and can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Besides being an addictive snack, pistachios provide fiber and healthy fats. Pistachios are filling and full of fiber and can help control weight. Spirulina is rich in Omega-3s and Chlorophyll, and contains more than 20 times the amount of calcium as milk! Banana and vanilla almond milk make this a truly creamy treat.
Cucumber Ginger Detox
Drink green and clean with this delectable detox. Rosehips won’t go to your hips! The fruit of the rose flower contain 50% more vitamin C than oranges. Speaking of oranges, the sweet citrus is included in this recipe. Hydrating cucumber and spicy ginger are both great for the digestive system and fight inflammation. Superfood spinach is always a perfect smoothie addition!
Pepper Parsley Zest
This savory concoction rivals any vegetable “juice” on the market. It’s the perfect blend for brunch. Both bell pepper and tomatoes contain beta-carotene and lutein, great for the eyes and heart. Parsley contains vitamins C, B12, K, and A, and may help control blood pressure. Pink Himalayan salt is believed to be the purest form of salt available, and contains many minerals. Plus it brings out the delicious flavors in this mix!