This blog post is from one of my contributors Sara.

Yes, that’s how my son says “smoothies.”  He begs for them!  Seriously, both you and your kids can benefit from a daily green smoothie. It’s a great way to get veggies into a picky eater (adult or child!)  I got on the smoothie kick as part of a cleanse after attending a detox seminar at Red Mountain Spa (awesome place) and reading the book “Clean.”   As Dustin talks about on his website, it’s important to get this post-workout nourishment  for your muscles.  (no more than one hour afterwards).

Sara’s Green Smoothie

2 cups coconut water

1 cup lowfat milk or almond milk

1 scoop protein powder such as featured on Dustin’s site http://dustinmaherfitness.com/prograde/

½ ripe banana or 1 cup frozen berries

1 apple or pear, skin on, cored

1 avocado

Fresh ginger- one inch

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp cinnamon

Large Handful of spinach or other greens

½ cucumber

1 tbs. Chia seeds (Selba)

Blend until smooth! Serves 2. It keeps in the fridge just fine for a day.

Other things that I love to add to smoothies:

Flaxseed oil

Dates (great to use to sweeten if you don’t have fruit on hand)

Agave Nectar

Parsley (you wouldn’t believe how good it is for you!)

What’s your favorite “moothie” additive?