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Beet Red Smoothie

Beet Red Smoothie

Beet Red Smoothie

To change things up from the SHREK Green Smoothie, I simply substitute the Spinach with 1 Beet or half a large Beet. Use about 3 ounces of grated raw Beets or steamed Beets.  You may want to add fruit or natural sweeteners to taste.

If you forget to omit the Spinach,  the brown results are not very appetizing, albeit the taste is ok.


Shrek Smoothie

SHREK Green Smoothie


Last year I got a cool Vitamix Blender for my birthday.  I justify this lavish expense by using it almost daily, keeps hubby happy.   Folks swear on the energy benefits of the juicing craze.  But I hate the thought of spending so much money on fresh fruit, then throwing the nutritious fiber in the bin.  Wasteful and less filling !

You must use Avocado and Spinach for that nice green color not to mention goodness. If you run low on Spinach, throw in some green curly Kale.   I like Pineapple and Green Stevia for exotic flavor and sweetness.  Tip:  I finely chop fresh Pineapple cores and freeze it for smoothies.   The recipe is flexible. You can substitute Almond Milk with Coconut Water, Pears for Apples and Kiwi for Pineapple.  If fruit ripens too quickly, I chop it up and throw it in ziplock bags for future Smoothies. After  experimenting with different additions, I’ve changed the recipe SHREK Green Smoothie v3 PDF to include my FAVs, a couple of shots of Coconut Milk and a scoop of Natural Vanilla Bean Kaizen Protein Powder.  


I have Lemon Water first, then my Shrek Smoothie followed by my Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes. I might eat As Is, but I usually smear a fine layer of Almond Butter and Maple Syrup/Fruit Spread.  Breakfast, my favourite meal.   Then Chai Tea before I get on with my day.  If I don’t have time for my smoothie, I’ll have fresh sliced Grapefruit as a starter.

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Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Cool, crisp Watermelon is great on a summer day. But sometimes you don’t always pick a sweet one.  Sometimes you buy a humongous melon and for whatever reason the family just can’t finish it. It starts to wilt even though its sliced up draining on a rack in tupperware. What to do ? FREEZE IT!

When it’s set, you’re ready to make a refreshing Strawberry Watermelon Margarita.  Make sure you pick up a good Tequila made with 100% Agave Nectar. We’ve successfully used Camarena, Casadores and 1800 Coconut Tequila for Margaritas. The expert at the Liquor Store suggested that any brand of Triple Sec will work for Margaritas. If you want Tequila for sipping straight up, go for Camarena.