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Ten Best Summer Smoothie Recipes

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Summer is back, it’s probably hot and you’re thirsty, here are the best 10 vegan, dairy-free and packed with good-for-you ingredients smoothies. Smoothies are great for outdoor entertaining, summer barbeques, a nutritional breakfast, or just simply to quench thirst. Try one of our favorite smoothie recipes today!
1. Watermelon Frosty

2 1/4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1/2+ cup water
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 large lemon, squeezed (lime juice also works very well! use 2 limes)
1 fresh banana

2. Strawberry Lemonade Healthy Slurpee
2 cups lemonade
1 – 1 1/2 cups ice
1/2 cup frozen strawberries

3. Pretty in Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
1 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1/2 cup white grapefruit juice (or more pink)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup ice
2 bananas (fresh or frozen)

4. Banana Pineapple Guava Margarita
1 banana
1/2 cup ice
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup guava juice + 2 teaspoons agave syrup OR 1 cup lime all-natural margarita mix
1 lime, squeezed
3 shots tequila
salt rimmed glasses + lime garnish

5. Fresh Peach Hemp Milk Protein Smoothie
1 fresh ripe peach
1 1/2 cups hemp milk, vanilla flavor
1 cup frozen papaya
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/4 cup peach soy yogurt
1/2 cup coconut water ice cubes
1 frozen or fresh banana
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoons agave syrup
2 Tablespoons Hemp Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons shredded (fine) coconut flakes

6. PiƱa & Avocado
1 1/3 cups orange juice
1 1/4 cups frozen pineapple
1/2 avocado
1 small frozen banana (or fresh)
1/2 cup ice (I like coconut water ice cubes for this recipe)
Optional Add-in’s..
1/2 lime, squeezed over top of smoothie, or blended right into it
1 Tablespoon coconut milk or 2 teaspoons unsweetened coconut flakes
dash of cayenne

7. Kiwi Basil Smoothie
3 frozen kiwis
1 banana
1 pink grapefruit, juiced (about 3/4 cup juice)
1 Tablespoon agave syrup
small handful of fresh basil
handful of ice cubes

8. Triple Threat Acai Smoothie
2 Sambazon Acai Frozen Smoothie packs
1 bottle (10.5 oz.) Sambazon Acai Juice, Trinity Blend Flavor
2 handfuls ice (coconut water ice cubes preferred)
1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
1 ripe banana, raw
2/3 cup soy milk

9. Grab ‘n Go Chocolate Power Shake
2 cups plain almond milk
2 bananas, chopped/frozen
1 1/2 Tablespoons sweetened cocoa mix – dairy free and high quality dark chocolate
*I used Lake Champlain brand
2 heaping Tablespoons almond butter
3/4 cup ice
Optional Add-in’s..
shot of espresso or strongly brewed coffee
shot of chai tea
dash of cayenne + cinnamon

10. Easy Energy Almond Shake
2 cups almond milk or soymilk, vanilla flavor
2 large frozen bananas, ripe
2 Tablespoons almond butter
1/2 cup ice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
garnish: roasted almonds

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Foods That Heal The Kidneys

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1. Burdock: Burdock is known for it's blood purifying abilities. It is highly regarded for its action in the urinary tract, being of benefit to the kidneys and bladder infections, inflammations and kidney stones.

2. Cucumber: Help to wash the kidneys and bladder of debris and stones. Studies have shown that eating cucumbers regularly helps to regulate uric acid in the body, thereby preventing certain kidney and bladder stones.

3. Celery: Promotes healthy and normal kidney function by aiding elimination of toxins from the body! In fact, Hippocrates considered celery a medicine and recommended it for its kidney cleansing benefits. 

4. Cilantro: Cilantro may help reduce the damaging effects of lead on the kidneys. Cilantro is also useful for removing mercury, a toxic metal that decreases the kidneys' ability to filter and increases risk for kidney disease.

5. Parsley: Parsley is known as the best cleaning treatment for kidneys. It increases diuresis by inhibiting the Na+/K+-ATPase pump in the kidney, thereby enhancing sodium and water excretion while increasing potassium reabsorption. It is also valued as an aquaretic. 

6. Berries: These yummy fruits with vibrant colours are really healthy food for your kidney. Be it strawberry, raspberry, blueberries and last but not the least cranberries all have their individual and collect functions that benefit the kidneys. Cranberry increase the acidic nature of urine thereby eliminating infections, blueberries are anti-inflammatory and raspberries help neutralise the impurities in the kidney.

7. Red Bell Pepper: Provide roughage from the fibre, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and folic acid and also antioxidant lypocene that cleanses your kidneys.

8. Beets: The blood-red beet is also a good tonic for the blood, providing rich amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Perhaps this is why beets are thought to strengthen the heart. With a wealth of vitamin C, carotene, and B vitamins, beets may nourish the nerves, aid lymphatic function, and increase energy

Source : Live Love Fruit

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Natural Sinus Relief

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This can be used for colds or fevers or sinus and is an excellent all-around I want to be healthier drink. Action: warm water (not hot), 1 tbsp. local raw honey, 1 tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar -like Braggs, a squeeze of lemon juice (organic lemon), a pinch of cayenne pepper

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Homemade Mosquito/Ant/Flea Repellant

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If you're not opposed to using alcohol in a bug spray... this is a good one that works, free from chemicals that poison the body. Ingredients: 1/2 liter of alcohol -17 oz, 100 gram of whole cloves -3.6 oz, 100 ml of baby oil or similar -3.4 oz (almond, sesame, chamomile, lavender, fennel etc)

Leave cloves to marinate in alcohol four days
Stir every morning and evening
After 4 days add the oil
It's now ready to use.

Gently rub a few drops into the skin of the arms and legs.
Observe the mosquitoes fleeing the room.
Repels fleas on pets too.

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