Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Limy Minty Charm Smoothie Recipe & Healthy Smoothie Bible GIVEAWAY!


There is no shortage of love around here for smoothies (check out my Smoothies and Juice category for more tasty recipes!). Lately, as I've been approaching my due date, I've been trying to be more intentional about my iron intake - which means a lot of green vegetables. And a girl can only eat so many salads! Smoothies have been my savior in this regard.

Recently, Skyhorse Publishing sent me a copy of The Healthy Smoothie Bible by Farnoosh Brock. Farnoosh blogs at Prolific Living and has compiled a collection of 108 healthy smoothie recipes in this book - including a nice collection of green smoothies (perfect for helping me boost iron!). I gave a couple recipes a whirl (see what I did there?) and loved this Limy Minty Charm. Not only was is delicious but it had a great consistency and didn't separate when my husband drew out how long it took him to drink it.

Check out the recipe but be sure to scroll down to the bottom to enter to win a copy of The Healthy Smoothie Bible for yourself!



Ingredients

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 fresh lime, juice squeezed into blender
  • 1 handful parsley*
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach*
  • 1 small handful fresh mint*
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing organic options for these ingredients to avoid persistent pesticides

Yield: 1 large serving
Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.


Directions

(please note these instructions are my own - and are my recommended instructions for all green smoothies to avoid green chunks) 
  1. Add all ingredients except frozen pineapple to blender and blend on high until all greens are well blended and no chunks remain.
  2. Add pineapple and blend until no chunks remain.
This recipe was republished with permission from Skyhorse Publishing. Limy Minty Charm Smoothie recipe appears on page 174 of The Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long by Farnoosh Brock. Photography is my own.



Giveaway!
Now its time to giveaway a copy of The Healthy Smoothie Bible to one lucky reader so you can make this and 107 more recipes that each look delicious! The book also has great information about nutrition, when smoothies make more sense than juice, and a variety of supplements you can add to the smoothies!

Sadly, you've missed the giveaway.

BUT you can still order this book on Amazon!


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6 comments:

  1. Banana mango blackberry!!! Its seriously the bomb. I look forward to the champagne mangoes every summer so i can make it.

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  3. Blueberry! But Pineapple has been my go to recently!

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  4. Vanilla banana! And, if I'm in the mood, I add a dash of peanut butter!

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  5. The mint sounds divine I definitely want to try that one out.

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