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Summer Smoothies with Jennifer Mangus

Updated: 07/13/2014 9:54 AM
Created: 07/12/2014 8:25 AM WNYT.com
By: Jaired Crofut

Lavender Lemon Slushie 

(“Virgin Margarita” too! ~ for all ages ~ even freeze it in popsicle molds for even more fun)

3 cups ice

2 small lemons (cut off the peel/skin. You can allow the pith to remain- great nutrients there)

1 1/2 cups coconut water (fresh is best. But you can find packaged Vitacoco  at Honest Weight Food coop)

4 - 5 TBSP raw local honey (depending on your sweet preferences)

2 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil (do not ingest other brands)

  • can substitute with dried Lavender buds to your taste preference ( available at Honest Weight Coop)

2 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil (do not ingest other brands)

Peppermint Patty “Milkshake” (non dairy)

(Though people have tasted it and called it Grasshopper Pie or Thin Mint when the spinach is added because it turns green ;)

2 cups coconut milk (Not canned. Best by combining the meat and water from fresh young thai coconut. OR find coconut milk in carton in chilled “dairy” section of Honest Weight Food Coop)

  •   can substitute rice milk or almond milk if need be

2 frozen bananas ( take peels off before freezing fully)

1-2 dates depending on size and sweet preference)

1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1/2 - 1 cup spinach (optional- but you won’t even taste it and it gives more nutrition!)

2 heaping TBSP cacao nibs (raw chocolate- available at Honest Weight Coop)

2 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential OIl (do not ingest other brands)

  • can substitute with mint leaves - 7 or more depending on your palette
  • To learn more about Young Living oils- visit my website rootsdownbranchesup.com

I enjoy helping people fall in love with Live Fresh foods, smoothies, juicing...

Check out classes, recipes and more on my website http://rootsdownbranchesup.com 

~ Jennifer Mangus

 

Thanks to Honest Weight Food Coop for most of the ingredients. I encourage you all to check out this gem for the freshest food, local farmers, artisan foods, great community, free classes and more!   Visit them http://www.hwfc.com

 

Tropical Breeze

 

1 cup fresh mango

1/2 cup fresh pineapple

1/2- 3/4 cup coconut water (Fresh is best. Otherwise try packaged coconut water available at Honest Weight Coop)

1 cup ice

1/2 cup spinach or more

* 2-3 drops Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential oil blend (do not ingest other brands)

* 2-3 drops Young Living Lime Essential Oil (do not ingest other brands)

  • *can substitute with a bit of zest of orange, tangerine, lemon, grapefruit -  and a couple/few leaves of mint or more depending on your palette.
  • To learn more about Young Living oils- visit my website rootsdownbranchesup.com
  • Best packaged coconut water brands - Harmless Harvest Raw, Vitacoco, Blue Monkey available at Honest Weight Coop

 

 

 

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