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peaches and greens smoothie

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This recipe, adapted only slightly from Ashley Koff’s recipe for a gut-healthy smoothie, has become a big favorite here. The combination of spinach and peaches is delicious. The ginger gives it a little zing. And the lime juice complements it perfectly.

We found it sweet enough. Our kids needed a little more. So we take out our portions and then add some raw honey to the remaining smoothies for the kids. First thing in the morning, we are drinking our vegetables.

As Ashley said, making a smoothie keeps the nutrition from the produce in there but the liquid nutrition is easier on the body, especially for people whose guts are healing. Heck. We could all use a little help that tastes good.

 

Ingredients

feeds 4
3 cups cool water
4 cups fresh spinach
4 dried apricots
10 ounces frozen peach slices
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
pinch sea salt
juice of 1 lime

Directions

Put the water and spinach into a blender. Blend until the spinach is entirely broken down and you have a bright green liquid.

Add the apricots, peach slices, ginger, coconut oil, sea salt, and lime juice. Blend at high speed until everything is entirely blended together.

Serve immediately.

Feel like playing? Ashley Koff’s original recipe included hemp protein and hemp hearts, which would certainly add more nutrition. We didn’t have any and don’t tend to use protein powder, so we left them out here.

Because the smoothie didn’t have the thickener of the hemp hearts, it had a really clean green taste. We used the leftover smoothie to make a chilled green soup. Add a package of frozen peas to the leftover smoothie, with more salt, and some extra-virgin olive oil. Voila! Quick chilled soup.