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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