Persimmon Smoothie

Ripe persimmons are very sweet and perfect in a spiced smoothie. Give this recipe a try!

Ingredients:
1 cup (250 mL) of milk
2 persimmons
1 frozen banana
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cloves

Preparation:
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Smoothie

With the air getting cooler, the wonderful flavors of fall are coming back into season, so give this delicious spiced smoothie a try!


Ingredients:
1 apple
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Vanilla
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cardamom 

Preparation:
Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until smoothie. Enjoy!

Tips: For extra nutrition you can also consider adding almond butter or chia seeds!

Strawberry Smoothie

Smoothies are one of the easiest way to enjoy the fruits of summer. Give this delicious strawberry and coconut smoothie a try!

Ingredients:
200 g frozen strawberries
1/2 cup (100 ml) coconut milk
1/4 cup (50 ml) coconut water
Vanilla

Preparation:
Put the frozen strawberries with the vanilla and coconut milk in a blender and puree. Fill the mixture into a glass, pour in coconut water, garnish with strawberry set aside. Enjoy!

Banana Date Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is packed full of vitamins and minerals so give it a try!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of milk of choice
1 frozen banana
4 pitted dates
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. turmeric
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Cocoa powder (optional)

Preparation:
Add everything to the blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy!

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Peach Mango Smoothie

This smoothie packed full of delicious fruits and perfect for a hot summer day!


Ingredients:
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cube-sized piece of ginger
1 cup frozen peaches
1 tsp turmeric
Water
Ice cubes

Preparation:
Put all ingredients except the ice cubes into a blender and blend. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Tips: For extra nutrition feel free to add greens such as kale or spinach.

Beetroot Strawberry Smoothie

This delicious and vibrant smoothie is perfect for a hot summer day.

Ingredients:
2 handfuls of strawberries, ready for use
1 piece of ginger the size of the tip of a thumb, grated
3 sprigs of mint, plucked
3/4 cup (200 ml) beetroot juice
1/2 cup (100 ml) coconut water
5 ice cubes

Preparation:
Place all ingredients except the ice cubes one after another in a blender and puree to a fine smoothie. Add ice cubes and mix until they dissolve. Spread smoothie on highball glasses and enjoy immediately.



Kiwi Power Smoothie

This smoothie is super refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day!

Ingredients: 

250 g carrot 
1 kiwi (or 1 apple)
1 Tbsp. of oil

Preparation:

Wash and peel the carrot and then cut into small pieces. Peel the kiwi and put aside a slice for the garnish. Juice the carrot and kiwi with a juicer and place them in a blender. Blend with the oil and pour it into a glass. Take the kiwi slice and fix it to the edge of the glass. Enjoy!

Tip: Drink the smoothie with a meal or as a main meal by combining it with a protein source from your plan. Especially on hot summer days, you can put some ice cubes into the blender to make this even more refreshing.

Papaya Soy Shake

A great way to use papaya is to blend it into a smoothie. Easy and delicious, this papaya shake is a great breakfast recipe!

Ingredients (1 serving):
1 serving of papaya
1 serving of soy milk
1 serving of oats
A pinch of ginger

Preparation:
Peel the papaya, remove the seeds and cut the pulp into cubes. Add the papaya, oats, ginger, and soy milk to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Chai Apple Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is packed full of flavor and delicious spices, and an absolute treat!

Ingredients:
Mandelade (presoaked – 30g almonds and 20g of sunflower seeds)
1 apple (cored and sliced)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/.2 cu (125 mL) cold water
Ice cubes
Fresh ginger
Spices – cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom

Preparation:
Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender. Blend all together until smooth. Enjoy!

Credit: Metabolic Balance Canada and Mary Choi

Carrots

Carrots are a versatile vegetable that are delicious when picked straight from farm.

Many people are used to only eating the root but the leaves or tops can also be used! They are great when added to a pesto or blended in a smoothie.

For a smoothie simply puree the tops of 3 large carrots with 1 3/4 cup water (~400 mL), 150 g of baby spinach, a peeled orange, half a mango, and a tablespoon of flaxseed oil together until smoothie. For a colder smoothie try adding a few ice cubes.