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It’s another super healthy recipe coming for us! But nothing new here, I’m still drinking green smoothies all of the time, but I am trying some new add ins to up the nutrition and boost my immune system. I’m a creature of smoothie habit, making it basically the same way over and over, even if I love all the smoothies I drink with other ingredients. But recently I drank a juice at a super healthy eating restaurant in Portland that reminded me of a cleanse I did in my early twenties. It has apples, lemon, cayenne, spirulina, and ginger. Have you seen that cleanse? It was super popular fifteen years ago, and I tried it for a day or two, and went right back to real food. Last year I made a berry beet smoothie that I loved, so I decided to add beets! They are full of vitamins and taste great with the sweetness of the apple, and spicy ginger. I ordered this drink and it took me right back to that time in my life, I did cleanses more often then and I was a massage therapist, it feels like that was a lonnnnggg time ago. It’s so so easy to add things to our daily green smoothie habit to up the nutrition, like ginger. I use the Gourmet Garden paste to make my life and smoothie add ins easier. Same goes with the spirulina powder, it’s kind of a no brainer to keep these things around. I am making more of an effort to take care of myself, not only by eating healthy and balanced as I do normally, but making simple changes like this.
On my monthly tv segment last week I told millions of viewers I did five pushups, because I did! I could only do five, no shame in my game, they are challenging. Well, today I am happy to report I am up to twenty, BOOM! Making these small changes like adding ginger to a smoothie or having a push up goal is how I am taking care of myself. What are your ways you take care of yourself? I’d love tips to your favorite ways!
Beet Apple Ginger Smoothie
makes 3-16oz smoothies
3 cups spinach
2 cups water, you could use almond milk or coconut milk
1/2 cup beets, peeled and chopped
1 small apple, cored and chopped
1/2 cup frozen mango or 1 large banana
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden ginger paste
Place all ingredients into blender. Blend on high for a 3 minutes, or until all ingredients are combined well. Store in mason jars with tight fitting lids, or covered glass in fridge for the next day. I double the recipe and have smoothies for the next two days.