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LEMON LIME SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This lemon lime smoothie recipe is from one of our favorite Blender Babes, Julie Morris!
Our copy of her Superfood Smoothies cookbook is dog eared and covered with bits and pieces of ingredients from our test kitchen. :p I can assure you, this slushy like green smoothie is guaranteed to brighten your day!
Made with bok choy, this smoothie is packed full of vitamins and minerals.
The lemon lime gives this smoothie a nice fresh flavor. This is a low calorie smoothie recipe that everyone will love!
You can easily make this smoothie with your power blender, such as a Vitamix or Blendtec, but if you don’t have the best blender for smoothies not to worry!
Follow these tips to get your green smoothie super smooth!
From Julie: Let the truth come out: I first made a variation of this slushie-like smoothie as one of the “healthy margaritas” I make from time-to-time (yes, I put superfoods in my cocktails . . . why not?).
Tequila-talk aside, this version still has the tart flavor of a margarita, only with more concentrated benefits. You’ll definitely want to sweeten this a bit—its citrusy, sour notes are quite prominent.
I generally use 15 drops of stevia per blender, and adding a single tablespoon of coconut sugar is a special treat.
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- 1 cup coconut water
- 2.5 cups coconut ice cubes freeze coconut water
- 3 cups packed chopped baby bok choy
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 ⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- Add sweetener of choice to taste
Add ingredients to your power blender in order listed.
Blend until frosty and smooth.
Taste, and sweeten as desired.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BOK CHOY and COCONUT WATER
Bok choy has 19 vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and omega-3 fats.
Talk about a superfood! Just one cup is loaded with vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin A.
Many of the antioxidant nutrients in bok choy provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
Do you want picture-perfect skin? Coconut water moisturizes the skin from within if ingested orally and eliminates large amounts of oil. Coconut water aids in weight-loss efforts because it makes you feel full due to its rich nature.
Coconut water facilitates digestion and reduces blood pressure.
Feeling dehydrated? Drink more coconut water!
Image & recipe excerpted with permission from Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris. Published by Sterling.