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Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie and Tropical Green Juice Recipes

Hello lovelies, just stopping by to catalog a couple of new super-healthy drinks that I posted on Serious Eats recently. Up top is a Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie, and below is a Tropical Green Juice. I’ll be posting a new juice or smoothie on Serious Eats every month for the rest of 2013. You can follow those links for the full stories and get the recipes below

See you soon.

Carolyn xx

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

Whether you're craving the vibe of a lazy summer's day or just a tangy, not-too-sweet smoothie, this slightly creamy take on strawberry lemonade will get you there.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) frozen sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh lemon juice, from 1 to 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup (4 3/4 ounces) strawberry soy yogurt or plain soy yogurt (see note above)
  • 1 pitted medjool date (if using plain soy yogurt, use 4 pitted dates)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) water

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until completely smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve cold.
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    Recipe Notes

  • If your blender has a hard time processing dates, take Serious Eater catea's brilliant advice. Chop the dates and soak them in warm water for a few minutes, then drain thoroughly. Next, blend the soaked dates with the recipe's liquids until smooth before adding the rest of the ingredients. Thanks, catea!
  • To make this smoothie un-vegan (because, well, you have your reasons, and that's cool), feel free to substitute regular plain or strawberry yogurt for the soy yogurt.
  • Tropical Green Juice Recipe

    Sweet, mellow, and oh so tropical-tasting. If you closed your eyes while drinking this juice, you just might be on a beach in Hawaii, where the palm trees are bright green and the juice is not.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) fresh pineapple juice from about 1/3 medium pineapple, peeled
    • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) fresh spinach juice from about 8 ounces fresh spinach
    • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) fresh mango juice from about 1 large mango, peeled and pitted
    • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice from 1 to 2 limes, peeled

    Instructions

  • Stir juices together thoroughly, divide between two glasses, and serve immediately.
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    Recipe Notes

  • Juice the ingredients in the order listed for maximum yield. If your juicer has multiple speeds, juice the spinach, pineapple, and lime on a slower speed.
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