Recipes, Therese Elgquist

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A Have a Good Morning Smoothie

And of course it’s gonna be a green one! I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately and drink at least one a day – often for breakfast. But, because I also like something to chew on as well I often eat a small bowl of yogurt, berries and granola to compliment my smoothie. A perfect summer combo, if you ask me!

When I blend up my smoothies I usually think of ingredients based on colors, and happily make smoothies in a specific color – this is a simple and creative way to create variety in your smoothie making. Plus the pretty colors make them even more appetizing!

Some examples:

Orange smoothie: carrot, sea buckthorn, banana, cinnamon, cardamom, oatmeal
Red smoothie: strawberries, orange, soaked buckwheat, peanut butter, water
Blue smoothie: blueberry, lingonberry, cauliflower, fresh dates, almond butter, almond drink
Green smoothie: See below!

Green Good Morning Smoothie
(2 large glasses)

2 stalks of celery
2 handfuls of fresh spinach, or 1 handful frozen
1/2 fennel bulb
1/2 lemon, zest + freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cm ginger
1 green banana
1 handful fresh basil or mint
2 fresh dates, pitted
1/2 -1 tsp chlorella (optional, add a nutrition boost and gives an extra nice green color)
water or any unsweetened plant drink

Topping:
hemp seeds

Cut the vegetables into smaller pieces. Peel the banana. Put everything in a high-speed mixer, add a little water so that everything is covered, mix until completely smooth. Add more fluid if you prefer a thinner consistency for your smoothies.

Please follow Therese Elgquist on Instagram @plantbasedbythess, or continue to be inspired by Therese’s website plantbasedbythess.com

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