Rainbow Antioxidant Smoothie

Rainbow Antioxidant Smoothie
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I love using fresh juice as a base for smoothies. We get to combine electrolyte and antioxidant rich green juice with equally nutrient-packed frozen fruits and a dash of superfoods for an energizing start to the day!

 

The before photo colors are a vibrant, bright and beautiful rainbow of phytonutrient rich fruits and veggies. The after photo below… well all those colors combine into a mixed palate producing more of a darker, brownish hue. So while it may not be as pretty it sure is tasty and super healthy. And as you can see from my assistant, Dillon, it’s kid approved!

Since Dillon has food allergies and I’m also gluten-free, our smoothies are dairy-free, soy-free and GF as well.  It’s easy to be allergy-friendly when you use fresh ingredients.  We follow the dirty dozen for organics.

Loaded with immune supporting nutrients, this smoothie isn’t just for breakfast. It’s also a perfect pre- or post-workout drink. Add some plant-based protein powder to make it an even more effective post-workout refresher that can replenish your muscles with the energy they crave.

To read more about Maca as a superfood, here’s my recent post published on Reboot with Joe.

Ingredients:

4 stalks celery

2 stalks kale

½ cucumber

½ green apple

1 “ ginger

1 small broccoli stalk

1 handful parsley

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ frozen banana

½ cup frozen peaches

1 tsp Maca powder

1 tsp honey (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Wash all fresh produce well.
  2. Juice kale, parsley, ginger, celery, apple, broccoli
  3. Pour juice into blender
  4. Add frozen blueberries, banana, peaches
  5. Add maca powder and honey
  6. Blend
  7. Pour and enjoy!

 

 

Makes 1, 16 oz serving

 

Feel free to substitute other berries, mango, any frozen fruit! Plus other veggies in your juice like zucchini for cucumber, fennel for celery, spinach for kale.

 

Rainbow Antioxidant Smoothie

Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN is a Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and senior clinical nutritionist for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Care, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston. Stacy created and serves as project manager and lead writer for Nutrition Services content on the award-winning, Dana-Farber website and affiliated Nutrition app. Her app and cancer video series have been featured in popular press and industry magazines. Stacy is regularly featured in TV, radio, podcasts, documentary films and print media.

Stacy teaches nutrition at Simmons College. She co-founded her private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC and works as a nutrition consultant and advisor for numerous businesses and non-profit organizations in the health, wellness, food and technology spaces.  She is former Chief Wellness Officer and currently sits as an Advisor for AVA, a tech-nutrition startup leveraging artificial intelligence for meal tracking, planning & expert nutrition coaching. She is featured in Lighter, the plant-based nutrition-tech tool for meal planning.

Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Stacy received a B.S. in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She enjoys yoga, running, cooking and caring for her husband, sons and dogs.