Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, nut-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free
Makes 5 servings
1 cup (250 mL) coconut water
1/2 cup (125 mL) mango juice (Organic Mango juice)
2 large (400 g total) Granny Smith apples, cored and roughly chopped
2 cups (70 g) packed red leaf lettuce or romaine
2/3 cup (18 g) loosely packed fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup (15 g) packed fresh cilantro leaves*
1/2 cup (70 g) frozen mango chunks
1/4 cup (50 g) packed avocado
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
2 small, pinky-sized pieces (12 g total) peeled fresh turmeric**
5 to 6 large ice cubes, or as needed
Add the coconut water and mango juice into a (64-ounce) high-speed blender. (If your blender is on the small side, you may want to make a half-batch.)
Now add the rest of the ingredients. Blend on high until super smooth. If you have a Vitamix, use the tamper stick to get things moving. Taste and adjust sweetness if desired. If it’s too tart, feel free to add a bit of liquid sweetener.
Serve and enjoy! Place any leftovers into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. You can enjoy half in the morning, and the other half in the afternoon.
* The cilantro flavour in this smoothie is quite pronounced. If you aren’t a cilantro fan, feel free to swap it with more romaine or fresh mint (start with 1/4 cup of mint).
** Fresh turmeric root is becoming more and more common in grocery stores these days; keep your eyes peeled for it in the produce section.
Source: Healing Foods