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Three Killer Smoothie Recipes

Instagram Original Raspberry Meyer Lemon Smoothie | Umami GirlHappy Monday! Here are three recipes every bit as pink and green as Friday’s cupcake extravaganza, but otherwise from a different planet. (It’s Planet Monday Morning, where the air is full of antioxidants, the core is made of willpower, and the gravity is strong.) I’ve shared all these recipes on Instagram over the past few months, but here they are again in case you missed it. I’ve been crushing on the raspberry, Meyer lemon and Greek yogurt smoothie pictured above many, many mornings during the past month, since I’ve been looking for a little extra protein and haven’t been feelin’ the chalky vibe of vegan pea protein powder.
Instagram Original Green Smoothie | Umami GirlThis green glass of gorgeous is a real inflammation buster, with fresh turmeric and ginger and lots of leafy greens. It also tastes great, I promise.
Instagram Original Blueberry Smoothie | Umami GirlAnd who doesn’t love a tall drink of purple? I know I’ll stand (on one foot, on my head) for nothing less after an especially tough hot yoga class.

You can find all the recipes below, and here’s a little something to hang on your fridge. It’s the Daily Dozen from Dr. Michael Greger’s totally worthwhile book How Not to Die.* He recommends the indicated number of daily servings of each of these delicious foods, which as far as I’m concerned is a fabulous way to feel good about what you’re eating. And hey, each of these smoothies will help you tick a few of those immortality-seeking boxes!

Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen

*Believe it or not, this asterisk is to inform you that the link above is an amazon affiliate link, and not to indicate that you will inevitably die one day despite reading this book. Speaking of which, here’s a photo of those piano recital cupcakes I was about to make when we last talked. Cute, right? And since we’re all mortal anyway, totally worth it.

Piano Recital Cupcakes | Umami Girl-2

Talk to you soon.

Carolyn xx

Raspberry Meyer Lemon Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • Juice of a Meyer lemon
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 5.3-ounce container raspberry Chobani or other Greek-style yogurt (use non-dairy yogurt if you like)
  • Splash of water

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until perfectly smooth. Serve immediately.

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Inflammation-Busting Green Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • Big handful baby greens (spinach, arugula, kale, chard or any combo)
  • Small piece fresh turmeric (or use ground)
  • Small piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until perfectly smooth. Serve immediately.

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Post-Yoga Purple Recovery Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao
  • 1/2 teaspoon maca
  • 3/4 cup cold water or milk of choice

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until perfectly smooth. Serve immediately.

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