Simple Green Smoothie Recipe and Blendtec Review

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Since so many of my readers ask me what kind of blender I use, I wanted to show you the one in my kitchen and tell you why I like it. There are a lot of great machines out there, but I'm in love with my Blendtec. Try this simple smoothie recipe and check it out in action! Simple Green Smoothie Recipe This recipe is super easy and simple, and great for beginners. 1-2 cups mixed baby spinach and other baby mixed greens (the most tender and sweet) 1/2 -3/4 cup pineapple (frozen or … [Read more...]

Mint Mojito Green Smoothie

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This long weekend was super hot in the Bay and I wanted to make something delicious and healthy to celebrate with! This is a GREAT recipe if you're new to green smoothies, as it's very well balanced and easy to make - easy to drink too! - with ingredients that anyone could find. Of course adding a little rum to this to make an a healthy spin on a mojito wouldn't be a bad idea haha - I'd for sure leave the honey out if you do that and maybe add a little ice - but this works best for me as a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

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I love adding spice blends to my Green Smoothies. They also come in handy on top of oatmeal, in spicing up pancakes, and sometimes in my coffee :) In honor of Fall, here is a simple Pumpkin Pie spice blend that I make in a ziplock bag and keep in the kitchen anytime I want to zing up a dish with the flavor of warm spices. 2 T cinnamon 2 T ground ginger 2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp allspice Measure into a ziplock bag or small container and mix together. Store in a cool, … [Read more...]

Super Fuel at Food 4 Fitness Cafe

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Super Fuel at Food 4 Fitness Cafe Since I've been in Austin, I've discovered some really GREAT places to get the kind of food I cook at home - which, if you're familiar with my clean eating style is called "fitness food." :) It's no wonder that I ended up falling in love with Food 4 Fitness Cafe, located right next door to my favorite Austin gym - Castle Hill Fitness. This awesome green smoothie looks (and tastes) EXACTLY like one I would make at my house - I actually got to custom make … [Read more...]

16 Green Smoothie Recipes and the Winner of the Contest!

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The Green Smoothie Recipe Contest was SO much fun! THANK YOU to everyone who participated!! This was the HARDEST contest to judge because all the entries sounded delicious! I got such a variety of GREAT recipes, and I wanted to share some of them with you here to inspire your own blends! Contestants had to meet the following criteria:  Creativity, Balance (nutrients and greens to fruit), and Presentation .....for the PRIZE, a gorgeous Never, Never, Never Give Up tank top in … [Read more...]