Place ½ cup frozen kale, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt, and ¼ cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Extras: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to freak this one out.
6. Channel Orange
7. Blue Magic
8. La Isla Bonita
1. Strawberry Swing
2. Green Day
Place 1 peeled frozen banana, ½ cup frozen kale, and ½ cup coconut water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Extras: Add a boost of protein powder, a handful of raw almonds, or ¼ cup frozen blueberries.
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For those of us on the East Coast, summer is upon us and hot, super-sunny days are abundant. Between paddle boarding, running around, and those lazy hours spent at the beach, it is important to stay hydrated. And honestly, sometimes plain old water just doesn’t cut it. Well, I found a thirst quenching answer: fruit infused waters. Infused waters are easy to make, nutritious, and refreshing. Simply use any fresh fruit (except bananas — they don't work well), herbs, and spices to flavor your once plain water to create a perfect summer drink.
Here are my four favorite combinations and instructions on how to make them:
|Minty Cucumber Lime||Strawberry-Lemon with Basil||Watermelon Mint||Pineapple-Orange with Ginger|
|1/2 a cucumber, sliced|
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
|1 cup cubed watermelon||1/2 cup cubed pineapple|
|1/2 a lime, sliced|
1/2 a lemon, sliced
|1/4 cup fresh mint leaves||1/2 an orange, sliced|
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
|1/4 cup fresh basil leaves|
1 tablespoon freshly-grated ginger
What You’ll Need:
Agave or another sweetener (optional)
What To Do:
1. Choose which recipe you're making — or come up with your own combination — and gather all of the ingredients.
2. Place the fruit, herbs, and/or spices in the bottom of one of the glass jars, and muddle with a wooden spoon. (That basically means mash up the fruit in the bottom of the jar to release some of the flavor-filled juices.)
3. Fill the jar with water and give it a taste. (You can also fill the jar with seltzer water for a fizzy treat.) If you'd like something a bit sweeter, try adding some agave (and mix until dissolved).
4. Enjoy as-is or refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor.
We are commanded to take care of our bodies for they are the temples of Ruach HaKodesh. In order to do this we must eat Kosher and Organic foods. We also recommend adding homemade vegetable juices to your daily diet. Vegetable juice is also called a Green Drink that is made out of blended vegetables. Green Drink is a supplement to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Drinking just one freshly pressed juice everyday infuses your body with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that protect you against pre-mature aging and disease.
3. Caribbean Queen
5. Not Easy Being Green
Place ¾ cup frozen blueberries, 1 tablespoon almond butter, and ½ cup unsweetened almond milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Extras: Add 2 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut, a peeled frozen banana, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons rolled oats, ½-inch piece peeled, fresh ginger, or 2 tablespoons flax meal.
Place 1 red bell pepper (quartered, stem and seeds removed), 1 peeled navel orange, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Extras: Blend in ½ of an avocado or fresh lime juice.
Place 1 green apple (with skin, cored, and cut into chunks), ½ cup frozen spinach, ½-inch piece peeled, fresh ginger (cut into small pieces), and ½ cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Extras: Blend in ½ of an avocado or fresh lime juice.
Place 8 pieces frozen mango (about ¾ cup) and ½ cup So Delicious coconut milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Then add 1 tablespoon chia seeds and pulse just a few times to combine. Serves 1.
Extras: You can add ground nutmeg, protein powder, or 2 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut.
Place 1 peeled frozen banana, 2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter, 2 tablespoons cacao powder, and 1/3 cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Extras: Throw in protein powder, 2 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut, a handful of raw almonds, pinch ground cinnamon, or 2 tablespoons rolled oats.
Place 8 frozen strawberries, ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt, and ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Extras: Spark it up with 2 tablespoons rolled oats, pinch ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons flax meal, or protein powder.
A lot of people like smoothies. But few people make them at home. Because think of all the measuring, the effort, the mess. It doesn't have to be that way. Pick a few of these recipes, hit the grocery store, then make "smoothie packs" for the whole week by placing measured-out ingredients for each smoothie in a plastic bag. When you need to be refreshed, pull a bag out of the freezer, dump its contents in a blender, and YAY. The below recipes are perfect because they only have three ingredients each and they use frozen fruits and veggies so you can skip the ice. You can freeze your own fruits and veggies if you're not happy with the frozen stuff from the grocery store. You can even freeze the almond milk or coconut milks in ice trays, if you really want to impress someone.