21 Day Smoothie Challenge

If you’ve decided to take part in the 21-day Smoothie Challenge today is the first day. But if you forgot, that’s ok, you can start whenever you’re ready. Here’s a list of items to purchase to make your smoothies fun and nutritious:

Smoothie Base

  • Bananas (1-2)
  • Water
  • Fresh lemon juice (1/2-1 lemon)

Greens

  • Dandelion Greens
  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Kale (several different types)
  • Greens from vegetables like radishes and carrots
  • You can even buy salad in a box and use this

Protein and Omega-3s

  • Hemp seed
  • Flax oil
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds

Frozen Additions

  • Any unsweetened frozen fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Mixed berries
  • Ice

Sweet and Filling

  • Apple
  • Pear

Fun and Fruity Additions

  • Kiwi
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Thai coconut meat
  • Mango
  • Cucumber
  • Cacao nibs
  • Mint leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Cantaloupe
  • Plum
  • Honeydew
  • Fresh berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry)
  • Nut milk (almond, coconut)

Fun Recipes:

Kiwi-Pear with Cilantro

Tropical Cilantro

Green Smoothie Recipes

You may think it’s weird to have cilantro in a smoothie, but it’s awesome! You really cannot go wrong making a smoothie. There’s no need for additional sweeteners or thickeners like yogurt. Take your smoothie base, add some greens and protein and go from there. Start shopping with your eyes and your senses. I have used radish greens in our smoothies before since they just looked so amazing and healthy. Trust your instincts when you’re in the produce section. Grab some of your old favorites like apples, bananas and oranges and see what happens.

See you on the other side!

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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well www.etsy.com/shop/ironballoon

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