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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Five Green Recipes To Make Your Heart Sing

If there is any such thing as a cleanse expert, i might have to say i'm one.  Now, i'm not trying to puff my own feathers, but if you haven't noticed i lead one of these or participate in one just about every month.  AND every time i lead a cleanse i deal with between 25 to 100 people who have individual situations arise that i need to find answers for.  This time we're cleansing 125!... with 20 names on the wait list!  Holy Smokes!  Looks like Beaming is going to have a bright future!

Since a whole week has gone by since i posted about my amaze-ball trip to palm springs (yes i'm shamlessly gloating), there is a lot of green chat we need to catch up on.  This juice-pressing, green-smoothie blending queen is constantly trying to stir up yummy new recipes to keep Beamers and Grateful Lifers inspired.  I'm definitely keeping the market demand going for exotic super fruits and super foods, plant based protein powders and supplements, and have sipped more coconuts than the Cocoa Puffs Koo Koo Bird could handle.  It's a rough life.  :)

Without droning on and on, i'll keep my green chatter brief and simply supply you with the best of the best recipes from this past week.  Every one of these recipes is a heavenly, heart healthy, energy boosting tonic that you are sure to enjoy!

Superfruit Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup of water
1 scoop beaming protein powder 
(or i suppose vanilla sun warrior would be good too)
2 Tbsp golden berries
1 Tbsp goji berries
1/2 Tbsp chia
1 handful of spinach
1/4 of a frozen banana
4 ice cubes

blend all well in a vitamix or high powered blender

Poolside Green Juice

1 head organic celery
2 peeled organic cucumbers
1 peeled organic lemon
1 organic gala apple
handful of organic spinach

all pressed through a juicer

Choco-Mint Green Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop beaming protein powder
6 large mint leaves
1 fistful of spinach
1 tbsp of avocado
1 tbsp cacao nibs
4 ice cubes
cacao to garnish

blend all except garnish in vitamix

Fruity Pebbles Shake

water from a fresh thai coconut
a few scoops of the coconut meat
1 fistful of spinach
3 fresh mint leaves
1 scoop of vanilla sun warrior
1 tsp chia

blend all in a vitamix

Coconut Infused Green Juice

1 head of celery
3 cucumbers
1 lemon
handful of parsley
water from one thai coconut



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