I can’t imagine starting my day without one, and the added chia helps maintain hydration for extended periods to support the body’s vital function of cellular fluids, and the electrolyte green smoothie is my daily lifeblood. What makes it so vital is the nutrient-rich chlorophyll in the kale and spinach. Besides being a natural detoxifier, chlorophyll is plant heme and has a similar molecular structure as our own blood, and when we consume it, it oxygenates our cells, tissue, and vital organs with essential vitamins and minerals.

greenElectrolyte Green:

  • 1-cup-coconut water
  • 5-cups bottled water
  • 2-large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1-handful of kale
  • 1-large red delicious apple cored and quartered
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Blend ingredients. Pour into 16oz glass. Store remaining juice in Mason jars and refrigerate. Yields 64oz.

Electric Green

berryVery Berry:

  • 1-cup unsweetened almond, oat or coconut milk
  • 1/2-Banana
  • 1-cup mixed fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/4 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1-Tbsp Chia seeds

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired pour in a portable container for post-work-out. Yields 12oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Berry

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Pumpkin Pie:

And yes, it really does taste like pumpkin pie. But don’t let its yummy dessert flavor fool you; it packs an enormous nutrient punch. Along with the antioxidant benefits of its Very Berry counterpart, the addition of ginger and turmeric introduces anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve the 48-hr afterburn and joint pain associated with a vigorous work-out.

  • 1-cup fresh carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup almond, oat, or coconut milk
  • 1/2-Banana
  • 1/4 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1-tsp fresh turmeric
  • 2-tsp-fresh ginger
  • 1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1-Tbsp Chia seeds
  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste
  • ice

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired. Yields 12 oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Almond Joy

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  • 1-cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2-Banana
  • 1-cup fresh papaya
  • 1/2 cup fresh mango
  • Juice from 1-lime
  • 1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1-Tbsp Chia seeds

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired pour in a portable container for post-work-out. Yields 12oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Almond Joy

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Coco-Cacao ‘Almond Joy’

Decadent nutrition may sound like an oxymoron, but I managed to marry the two in this fabulously delicious smoothie. It mimics my all-time favorite Almond Joy/Mounds candy bars. What I love most, besides its yumminess, is the cacao chocolate. Organic cacao is considered nature’s wonder food. Its antioxidant levels out-pace blueberries 40-1 and wallops spinach 2-1 as the highest plant-based source of iron on the planet. In addition to its nutrient value, cacao naturally boosts energy as it elevates mood by stimulating serotonin levels in the brain.

  • 12oz-coconut water
  • 2-tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond, oat, or coconut milk
  • 1/4 Greek or non-dairy yogurt (optional)
  • 10-raw almonds (optional)
  • 1/2-Banana
  • 1-scoop Whey Protein Isolate or  Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1-tbsp-Stevia or agave syrup
  • 2-tbsp organic cacao powder
  • 1-Tbsp chia seeds
  • Ice

: Blend ingredients add ice if desired. Yields 20.oz. Note: If substituting hemp powder, protein level will be lower

Pumpkin