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The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Green Smoothies
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Excerpted from Bo Rinaldi’s latest book The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Green Smoothies

Chai Charge Smoothie
Wonderfully warming and comforting chai spices make this deeply nourishing and purifying smoothie a sweet and creamy spiced tonic for balancing digestive health.
Yield: about 4 cups Prep time: 15 minutes Serving size: 2 cups
Each serving has:
273 calories 37 g carbohydrate 14 g fat 11 g fiber 7 g protein
1/4 cup raw tahini
2 cups chopped pear
4 dried figs
1 (1-in.) piece fresh peeled ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1 TB. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped dandelion greens
2 cups water
1. In a high-speed blender, combine tahini, pear, figs, ginger, ground cloves, ground cardamom, ground cinnamon, ground black pepper, dandelion greens, and water.
2. Blend until completely smooth.
Variation: For a sweeter smoothie, replace figs with 4 large pitted dates, and use 1[1/2] cups fresh spinach in place of the dandelion greens.

Rise ‘N’ Shine! Smoothie

This tonic drink is the perfect solution for those who don’t prefer early morning. The extra spicy kick will rev up your circulatory system and the chocolate taste provides a nice alternative to coffee. It’s light on your digestive system and packed with nutrition.
Yield: about 4 cups Prep Time: 15 minutes Serving Size: 2 cups
Each Serving has:
409 calories 63g carbohydrate 13g fat 28g fiber
15g protein
8 dried figs
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 TB. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 TB. ginseng powder
1 tsp. cayenne
3 cups water
1. In a high-speed blender, combine figs, chia seeds, ground cinnamon, raw cacao powder, ginseng powder, cayenne, and water.
2. Blend until completely smooth.
Variation: Fresh figs are preferable to dried but have a short season. When fresh figs are in season use 6 of them in place of dried ones and omit 1 cup water.

Beaucoup Berries Smoothie

Creamy, chocolaty, and just a touch tart, this smoothie has big berry flavor with almond undertones.
Yield: about 4 cups Prep time: 15 minutes Serving size: 2 cups
Each serving has:
527 calories 62 g carbohydrate 22 g fat
19 g fiber 26 g protein

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup almond butter
1/8 cup sprouted brown rice protein powder
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups water
1. In a high-speed blender, combine raspberries, goji berries, raw cacao powder, almond butter, sprouted brown rice protein powder, spinach, and water.
2. Blend until completely smooth.

Mediterranean Garden Smoothie

The mild licorice taste of fennel melds wonderfully with smooth, sweet pear, while parsley enhances the refreshing elements of this cleansing smoothie.
Yield: about 4 cups Prep time: 15 minutes Serving size: 2 cups
Each serving has:
139 calories 34 g carbohydrate 1 g fat
10 g fiber 4 g protein

2 cups chopped pear
2 cups chopped celery
1 1/2 cup chopped fennel
2 cups chopped fresh parsley
2/3 cup water
1. In a high-speed blender, combine pear, celery, fennel, parsley, and water. Blend until completely smooth.
Variation: You can use 1/2 cup orange juice in place of the water and add 1 teaspoon orange zest for added flavor.

Strawberry Fields Smoothie

Mild greens sneak in under the potent flavor of the sweet and tart combination of strawberries and oranges.
Yield: about 4 cups Prep time: 15 minutes Serving size: 2 cups
Each serving has:
161 calories 38 g carbohydrate 1 g fat
10 g fiber 5 g protein

3 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
3 cups lamb’s quarters leaves or other wild greens
1/2 cup chopped celery
1. In a high-speed blender, combine oranges, strawberries, lamb’s quarters leaves, and celery. Blend until completely smooth.
Variation: You can replace the oranges in this smoothie with 1 1/2 grapefruits, peeled and sectioned, plus 2 pitted dates to get the extra fat-burning qualities of a Berry Burner Smoothie while sacrificing none of the sweetness. You can replace the wild greens with kale or any other favorite store bought dark green.

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