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A beautiful Spring day in the South calls for a not-so-average breakfast. A nutrient-dense delicious smoothie that can keep you running all day, not to mention full and satisfied. This has been my breakfast for the last week while traveling. With variations along the way to keep my taste buds stimulated, I can see a addiction on the way. Not bad for a habit!
Another snack that is a staple here is soaked almonds. Just soak raw organic almonds in filtered water in the fridge for at least four hours, then peel and enjoy. They're pretty close to fresh almonds - my absolute favorite kind of almond (dipped in salt). If you live close to a mediterranean market, you will find this middle easter delight in the Spring time. When I lived in L.A., I found it all over Persian/Mediterranean markets. A must try if you haven't already.
Green Energy Smoothie
makes 3 cups
3/4 cup pure pear juice (unsweetened)
1/4 cup filtered water
1 apple, sliced
1 black plum, pitted and sliced
2 cups kale, washed and chopped
1 peach, peeled and sliced (when not in season use organic frozen peached)
1/2 cup hydrated, peeled almonds
1 spring mint
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 teaspoons spirulina
2 dropper chlorophyll concentrate (optional)
Place all ingredients in a heavy duty blender and blend until liquified. Serve and enjoy!