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Purple Power Detox Smoothie
1 cup cold-pressed apple juice (substitute fresh if available)
1 cup frozen blueberries (fresh can be used, but if so, use 1 cup ice cubes to make the drink immediately cold)
1 cup red Anjou pear, peeled, cored and sliced
½ cup low-fat strawberry or plain yogurt
½ cup frozen sliced strawberries (substitute fresh if preferred)
½ cup loosely packed curly kale, stems removed
2 tablespoons unfiltered organic flaxseed oil
juice of ½ large lemon
Combine all ingredients in a blend and puree until smooth. Drink with pleasure.
Luscious Strawberry Shake
2 ½ cups frozen strawberries
1 cup vitamin D-fortified whole milk (or substitute 2% reduced-fat milk, or unsweetened almond, soy or coconut milk)
1 ripe medium banana, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons organic vanilla hemp protein power (or substitute organic vanilla whey or pea protein powder)
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
½ tablespoon unfiltered organic flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon raw organic honey (optional)
12 small ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blend and puree until smooth. Enjoy!