I've been experimenting with juice and smoothie combinations lately. Here are two that are packed with antioxidants but taste like decadent treats.
Despite the fact that the weather was a bit frosty on the day I took this photo, one sip of this green lemonade had me dreaming of summer days. Even those who don't usually like greens will find this refreshing..
Kale lemonade2 servings
3 kale leaves
3 sweet apples
1/2 lemon, unpeeled
Juice the 3 ingredients and serve over ice.
This vegan smoothie is thick and creamy thanks to the raw cashews and the maca root powder gives it a malty soda shop taste.
Vegan Malted Frostie
makes 2 servings
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 cup cold filtered water
1 banana (frozen if you have it, but fresh works too)
1 cup ice cubes
1 tablespoon maca powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cardamom or nutmeg
2 tablespoons maple syrup, agave nectar or stevia to taste
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
small handful of spinach (you'll never know it's in there, I promise)
In a high speed blender, blend the cashews, filtered water and banana until smooth. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend again until smooth and frothy.
I hope you try one or both of these recipes.
Thanks for reading!