Shamrock Smoothie

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Spring time is here – hello Daylight Savings and St. Patrick’s Day! We enjoy this fun holiday, especially the annual parade in Delray Beach. Lots of cheers and celebrations – green beer, corned beef and cabbage too. All that fun and you may be feeling green the next day.

Feel better and get back to feeling like yourself or even better by adding in some minty greens after having a little too much fun. Spring is a great time of year to start eating lighter foods which you may already be craving with the warmer weather.

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut milk (I like SO Delicious unsweetened coconut milk)

1 small avocado

1 T. fresh mint leaves, packed

1 T. raw honey or 1 pitted date

1 cup leafy greens

2 frozen figs or 1 frozen banana

1 drop peppermint oil essential oil

 

Method:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

Yield: 1 serving

 

More about the superfoods in this smoothie:

Avocado – healthy source of fat, protein in avocados are easily absorbed by the body, helps stabilize blood sugar.

Mint – antimicrobial, chew on leaves to freshen breath, helps soothe indigestion.

Figs – high fiber, helps lower blood pressure, helps protect eye health.

Raw honey – antimicrobial, and good source of antioxidants.

Reference: http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php

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