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The Blender Girl Presents: Immunity-Boosting Green Mojito Smoothie

This green mojito smoothie is a cold-and-flu buster and potent detoxifier, all in one zesty cocktail! The bromelain in pineapple suppresses coughs and loosens mucus, while mint clears respiratory congestion, soothes sore throats, and alleviates nausea. The vitamin C in limes has antibiotic power, anti-inflammatories in kale and pineapple combat arthritis, and ginger boosts immunity, aids digestion, and adds a powerful zing.

Immunity-Boosting Green Mojito Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

– 1 cup (240ml) coconut water or water
– 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
– 3 limes, peeled and quartered
– 1 cup (25g) torn-up curly green kale leaves (1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed)
– 1/2 cup (18g) firmly packed mint
– 2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
– 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste

Boosters: (Optional)

– 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
– 1 teaspoon minced ginger
– 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Method:

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.


For more tasty recipes like this one, be sure to check out The Blender Girl Smoothies book, which is originally based on The Blender Girl Smoothies App that launched in October 2014.

Mast_Blender Girl SmoothiesThe Blender Girl Smoothies has 100 innovative, delicious, and nutrient dense combinations that make eating fruits and vegetables accessible and fun. Using herbs, spices, greens, oils, and superfoods to create dimensional drinks, these combinations will take you on a flavor journey like any textured dish.

With three optional boosters to ramp up nutrition and/or flavor, Tess makes it easy to find your perfect blend. Tired of making the same boring smoothie every day or chugging experimental concoctions with your nose plugged? Suffer no more! After testing thousands of combinations, Tess has developed a set of strategies for making healthy smoothies that look gorgeous, taste amazing, and offer big nutritional bang-for-your-buck. She then shares her top smoothie tips as well as a comprehensive pantry of ingredients helping readers select and pair flavors to make their own amazing blends.

To celebrate the launch of The Blender Girl Smoothies cookbook, Tess and KitchenAid are generously giving away one (1) incredible Kitchenware pack valued at $1,999.97 to a lucky resident of the USA. (ps. KitchenAid makes incredible appliances!) The contest runs until the end of July!

The pack includes:
One (1) Torrent™ Magnetic Drive Blender (US$599.99)
One (1) Pro Line® Series 16-Cup Food Processor (US$699.99)
One (1) KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series 7-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer (US$699.99)

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This recipe was originally found in THE BLENDER GIRL SMOOTHIES Copyright © 2014, 2015 by Tess Masters. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random HouseLLC.

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