Healthy Recipes

Green Sunshine Smoothie

Bring vitality to your day and put a spring in your step by choosing a healthier lifestyle—starting with this gloriously green smoothie.

Green Sunshine Smoothie
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Ingredients: 

3 large kale leaves, center ribs removed
1/2 banana
2 Medjool dates, pitted
juice of half a lemon
2 drops essential oil of lemon (medicinal grade only)*
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup filtered water
Optional: 1/2 avocado (add to above or substitute for banana)
Optional: 5-10 cashews

Directions: 

Put water in first and then add all other ingredients to a Vitamix or other powerful blender. Blend until smooth and taste to adjust to your own palate.

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Nutritional facts: 

Serves 1. Per serving: 143 calories, 1 g fat, 36 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 5 g fiber, 30 mg sodium.

*Not all essential oils are safe to be ingested. Check the label to ensure that it is an approved supplement and safe for consumption.