Stinging Nettle Smoothie

Stinging Nettle Smoothie

Stinging Nettle Smoothie
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In honor of Earth Day and our health, here's a fun smoothie recipe. The stinging nettle is used for both women's and men's reproductive health, to help with energy levels, detoxifying of organs, helps to relieve allergy symptoms, strengthens bones, hair, teeth and nails too. It's very high in vital vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that are most likely missing from many of our diets. If you don't have access to fresh nettle, you can certainly substitute dried nettle leave, but it will be a bit chewier. You could try soaking the dried leaves a bit first. This will help some. If using fresh nettle, you'll need to blanch the leaves first. Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop the leaves in, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Strain. Save this liquid for tea or adding to soups and sauces.
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In honor of Earth Day and our health, here's a fun smoothie recipe. The stinging nettle is used for both women's and men's reproductive health, to help with energy levels, detoxifying of organs, helps to relieve allergy symptoms, strengthens bones, hair, teeth and nails too. It's very high in vital vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that are most likely missing from many of our diets. If you don't have access to fresh nettle, you can certainly substitute dried nettle leave, but it will be a bit chewier. You could try soaking the dried leaves a bit first. This will help some. If using fresh nettle, you'll need to blanch the leaves first. Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop the leaves in, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. Strain. Save this liquid for tea or adding to soups and sauces.
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  1. If using fresh nettle, see my note above.
  2. Add all to a blender, add any other items you'd like to sweeten. I sometimes use a tablespoon or two of maple syrup or you could add a splash of apple juice or an apple.
  3. When I make smoothies, they typically always end up different because I tend to use what I have or what my body tells me it needs.
  4. Have fun with this and enjoy!
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Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie
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  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender and process on smoothie setting or for approx. 30 seconds on medium.
  2. Pour into a jar or glass and enjoy.
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Shamrock Shake

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Shamrock Shake
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  1. Put everything in the blender and blend. Enjoy!
  2. Inspired by Kelly, Primally Inspired
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Banana Nut Butter Coconut Smoothie

Banana Nut Butter Coconut Smoothie

Banana Nut Butter Coconut Smoothie
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Banana Nut Butter Coconut Smoothie
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  1. Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.
  3. Inspired by Just Enjoy Food
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Ruby Red Smoothie

Ruby Red Smoothie

Ruby Red Smoothie
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  1. Put the beet, celery, cucumber and carrot through the juicer.
  2. Add juice to a blender along with the banana and avocado. Mix well.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
  4. Recipe: courtesy of A Touch of Zest
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