'Summer Fruits Smoothie' Recipe E-mail
Sunday, 22 August 2010 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Summer Fruits photo by Andrew HackettPeaches and nectarines have a fairly short season, so I like to use them in many different recipes whenever I can. Paired with tropical bananas and pineapple, they blend up to make this delightful smoothie ripe with the flavors of summer. And if the great flavor isn't enough, they offer a surfeit of vitamins and minerals that contribute to vibrant health. Makes about 4 cups.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 large bananas, frozen and diced
  • 2 large white nectarines, pitted and diced
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 3 cups leafy greens, such as spinach
  • Water to taste

Directions
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Pour into two 20 oz glasses and enjoy.

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Joanna Steven, contributor of this recipe, is co-author with Tonya Kay of raw vegan nutritional analysis eBooks available at Kayos Market. She contributes to the Raw Divas and Raw Mom websites, has been published in Get Fresh! and writes her own blog.

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