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Summer Smoothie Selection

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Summer Smoothie Selection

Not only are they quick and easy to make, but smoothies are a great way to incorporate more fresh fruit into your diet. Starting your day with a smoothie helps to flush your digestive system and allows your body to do some cleansing before the rest of the day’s eating begins. If you’re bold enough to add some fresh leafy greens to the mix, your body will thank you for providing it with a whole assortment of essential nutrients. (see page 5)

There are many ways to make a great smoothie, and once you get an idea of what you like, the possibilities are endless. All the summer fruits make great additions to a basic smoothie recipe, which can be as simple as orange juice and frozen banana. Add whatever fruit you have available, and you’ll soon learn what you really like. Berries are a fantastic addition, and they add antioxidants as well as flavor.

The following recipes are just a few of my favorites, starting with Gentle World’s world-famous “Banini”, which is a recipe that absolutely everyone should know about. Using just a few simple, healthy ingredients, the Banini (a vegan version of a Vanilla Malted) is a fantastic treat that everybody loves.

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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1:38AM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Sounds yummy:)

Here's another great smoothie that I found....

http://www.calibabe.com/blog/best-smoothie-for-clearer-skin/

8:54PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Delightful and fabulous!

2:04AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks very much.

5:26AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

loved the advice and great recipes, thankyou.

1:31PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Nice recipes. Thanks for sharing.

4:50AM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Awesome recipes and ideas. Thanks for the article. I will be sure and make some smoothies and be sure ti sneak in some greenery so they will be extra-healthy and tasty as well. I personally have no problem with drinking smoothies with some greens in them-even if it is noticeable and powerful (taste and appearance-wise) but my fiance is off put by it, so I must try and sneak them in sometime.

5:26AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

thanks!

11:33AM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

thanks for the article...

8:39AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Thanks. They all sound really healthy! I will see which ones I can try first! ; b

5:26PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Thanks, it is an interesting article.

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