Strawberry Mint Smoothie, Grounding Blueberry Smoothie and Curried Spinach Bok Choy Cilantro Soup <3

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January 21, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods

My Smoothie kick continues! For whatever reason my mother keeps buying and finding organic frozen fruit on sale and picks it up for me. I am not complaining at all believe me, but it is suppose to snow where I live today and tomorrow. It has already been rather chilly, so to make a frozen treat feels and sounds crazy.

I have been trying to work on making smoothies that are grounding and warming since that it one huge challenge I have personally felt with them.

Smoothies are a cheap, filling and nutritious they can also be made in a hurry rather easily. Smoothies can have alternative milks, vegetables, herbs, tea, just fruit or your favorite protein powder or other powders.

The difference between a Smoothie and a juice is a Smoothie is typically made in a blender, the fiber from your produce is still in your drink and things like coconut yogurt/fat can be added.

Having a Smoothie or juice for breakfast is a great way to start adding more raw foods as meals. It can replace that energy boost people relate coffee with, sometimes I even add cooled teas to my smoothie.

Here are the two breakfast smoothies I have had the past two days, they are so different yet somewhat similar. Try to let yourself have fun making juice or smoothies, blast music, dance, play with different ingredients and combinations.

Strawberry Mint Smoothie

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1 cup frozen strawberries (or fresh if you have them around)
15+ mint leaves, according to your preference
1 cup green tea (I used a Goji Berry Green Tea mix), cooled
1 teaspoon matcha green powder, optional
1/8 teaspoon fresh ginger
1 teaspoon lime juice

The ginger, lime, mint and green tea are amazing for the immune system and staying away from that mega bot flu going around! The green tea, matcha, and ginger helps me stay warm and has a slight grounding effect also.

This morning I made a surprisingly Grounding Blueberry Smoothie.

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1 cup Frozen blueberries
6 ice cubes
1 cup cooled green tea
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 tablespoon ground flax
1/2 fresh vanilla bean
According to your taste buds ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut oil.

This kind of tastes like oatmeal or porridge, surprisingly grounding. If you want to quit coffee but can’t stand the taste of green tea this is a great option. Eventually your morning juice will feel like coffee too 😀 Another great option is soaked/gel-like chia seeds, ground chia, sesame seeds, and soaked nuts.

Today I made smoothies for my family, my brother requested the Mango Spinach Chlorella Smoothie I made in my previous post. My nephew had a sip and wanted one of his own. So I made him a simple spinach, water and frozen pineapple Smoothie. He is almost 2 years old and it looked like he was enjoying himself, sipping away…I’ll let you judge 😉

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For dinner I wanted to make a Green Tea Broth soup since I have mentioned this idea before. I had several people ask me for ideas so tonight I made a Curried Spinach Bok Choy Cilantro Soup.

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2 leaves baby Bok Choy roughly cut
1 cup spinach
1/2 small cucumber
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lime Juice
1 cup Green Tea
Curry and ginger according to your taste buds
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, stems removed
A few extra options that I personally did not do: avocado, coconut oil, miso, salt, coconut aminos

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

I am getting myself prepared for a long juice cleanse, so today I have only done liquids. I might do this for a few days to get myself mentally prepared and also it should be a little warmer by then. I personally find it difficult and extra uncomfortable to do a juice cleanse during the winter. So more liquid recipe posts!

I hope you all are doing well. It started snowing here today, it was nice to go to yoga and spend the day with family ❤ Especially when they ask for smoothies 😉

Much love ❤ and raw power 😉

Jess

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