I drink this detox smoothie most mornings now. It’s a wonderful collection of superfoods that can clean out toxins from the body and leave the mind full of positive energy. As another boost to your day, here is an easy 2-breath exercise from Plum Village that brings me back to a calmer place of rest and healing:
Breathing in, I know I am breathing in Then breathing out, I smile Breathing in, I know I have a body Then breathing out, I relax my whole body
This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours, because if we don’t have a planet to live on, nothing else matters.
1. First, gather all your ingredients together and put them lovingly into your blender. Then, enjoy all the colors and textures you have assembled.
2. Next, blend your ingredients several times until the mixture is smooth. Pause to stir or add a bit more soy milk if the blender gets stuck. When it’s to your liking, pour into your favorite glass or mug. Finally, enjoy your detox smoothie!
1tsppowdered wheat grass/spirulina e.g. Amazing Greens powder
First, gather all your ingredients together and put them lovingly into your blender. Then, enjoy all the colors and textures you have assembled.
Next, blend your ingredients several times until the mixture is smooth. Pause to stir or add a bit more soy milk if the blender gets stuck. When it’s to your liking, pour into your favorite glass or mug. Finally, enjoy your detox smoothie!
Mango coconut smoothies are an easy way to start the day with fruit and energy. For this tropical treat, you just throw some frozen mango and coconut milk in a blender, mix, and top it with anything you have on hand – we had some coconut whipped cream and fresh blueberries. It’s like being on vacation at home!
Ingredients ($2.50 for 1 large or 3 small smoothies)
2 cups frozen mango chunks – $1.25 1 cup coconut milk (or to desired thickness) – $1.33
Optional garnishes: coconut whipped cream and blueberries
Directions for Mango Coconut Smoothies
1. In your blender, mix the mango and coconut milk until smooth. Pour into one or more of your favorite glasses, then top with any garnishes you have on hand, like coconut whipped cream and fresh blueberries. Enjoy the creamy sweetness of your mango coconut smoothies!
Here are some kid-friendly pineapple-coconut-strawberry smoothies guaranteed to put a smile in your day. Adults can always add some rum to make it more like the real thing if you like. It’s just like a day at the beach. Well, almost. Aloha!
We were inspired to make this after watching the documentary Forks over Knives about the benefits of plant-based eating. Some of us liked the taste of this green smoothie better than others (I’m not a huge avocado fan), but we definitely felt energetic afterwards!