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Green Smoothie

An amazing way to start the day, especially considering that most of us have trouble getting all of our recommended daily servings of vegetables, and raw veggies contain more nutrients than cooked. This is not a sweet smoothie, so be warned, but it’s filling and so SO good for you. Plus, it keeps for several hours, so it’ll make enough for a mid-morning snack as well…

In a powerful blender (a vitamix is best, but any will do as long as you pre-chop some of the harder veggies):

Fill 1/3 with raw greens [kale, chard, carrot greens, collard greens, beet greens, mustard greens, a little argula (it’s spicy so you don’t need much), broccoli, broccolini, brussels sprouts, carrots, cucumbers, whatever you’ve got in the fridge]

Add 2 servings of low-acidic fruit [apples, pears, mango, berries, kiwi, banana, pineapple, papaya, nectarines, peaches]. No citrus or melon.

Add ½ to a whole peeled avocado for texture and good fats.

Add ¼ cup of flaxseeds, hemp seeds, soaked raw nuts [almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, etc., soaked in water for 8 hours to reduce their acidity)

Then add water to the desired consistency (I like it to about 2/3 up the pitcher).

Blend, and drink. It makes a whole pitcher, which serves 2-3.