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Feelin' Blue? Smoothie

Active Time: 10 minutes

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Corner: Stevia
Stevia is a sweet extract of the Stevia rebaudiana leaf, native to Brazil and Paraguay. Stevia is a great alternative to other sweeteners because it does not impact blood sugar levels or glucose. When buying stevia, it is important to buy an organic pure leaf stevia. Check the ingredient list and make sure pure organic stevia leaf is the only ingredient. Stevia is about 300 times sweeter than sugar, so only a very small amount is needed. I prefer to use liquid stevia in smoothies and desserts, but powdered can also be used.

 
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Ingredients:

  • 5 cups spinach
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 3 dates, pitted
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-4 drops stevia, to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more water until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Transfer to a glass or a mason jar to take to-go.