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Carrot, Kale, Apple and Ginger Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup organic apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 handfuls raw kale, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots (or chopped carrots)
  • 1 medium-sized apple, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/2-inch piece of peeled ginger root
  • 2 handfuls of ice, if desired

Put all ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth. If you don't have an incredibly powerful blender—like a Vitamix—you might end up with chunks of kale in your smoothie. If this bothers you, pour your smoothie through a fine mesh sieve or strainer before you drink.

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Apple Pie Smoothie

  • 1 cup nonfat regular, soy, almond or coconut milk
  • 2 Gala or Fiji apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2-inch piece of peeled ginger root
  • 1 cinnamon graham cracker
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of water (more if necessary)
  • 2 handfuls of ice, if desired

Break up the graham cracker over a blender. Pour in water, and pulse until graham cracker breaks into tiny bits. Add more water as necessary. Combine all other ingredients in blender, and mix until smooth.

More: Give It a Spin: Smoothie Recipes

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Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold is the running editor for active.com. She runs nearly every day, and enjoys cooking and developing recipes, traveling, and hiking.

Sabrina Grotewold is the running editor for active.com. She runs nearly every day, and enjoys cooking and developing recipes, traveling, and hiking.

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