Four smoothie recipes to try

I’ve been drinking a smoothie for second breakfast (I hate the word “snack”) for a few months now. It’s always good to get some fruits in before lunch: I think it sets the tone for the rest of the day to eat healthy.

Here are four recipes in my regular rotation:

Tropical avocado smoothie
1 avocado
Juice of 1 small orange
3/4 cup frozen mango
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
The avocado gives the smoothie a thick, creamy texture. If you need to add a little extra liquid, add a little more orange juice or a few ice cubes. 

Cherry almond
1 cup cherries
1 cup almond milk
2-3 Tbsp almond butter
Some studies have shown that cherries help prevent and fight cancer. 

 Raspberry green tea
1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 tsp matcha powder
Raspberries are a great source of ellagic acid, which according wo WebMD, may cause cancer cells to die and help your liver neutralize cancer-causing chemicals in your system. Green tea contains flavanoids, which help prevent some kinds of cancer. 

Michael Pollan’s banana blueberry smoothie
1 banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 tsp ground flaxseed
Blueberries contain the highest number of antioxidants of any fruit. 

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About Rachel Repard

I'm a foodie with a penchant for healthy eating (and the occasional cupcake). Like so many of us, breast cancer has touched my life. Although we can't predict what life will bring, I believe it's important to fortify your body with natural, healthful cooking. Find my other blog at blog.rachelrepard.com.

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