Spring Recipes from The Green Smoothie Bible

Combine sweet watermelon with fresh raspberries and lime for a delicious, nutritious treat.

Watermelon Slices

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“What you find in season at the spring market will vary based on where you live,”says Kristine Miles, author of The Green Smoothie Bible. “In more moderate climates, such as where I live in Southern Australia, many of these fruits will be readily available, while others may be very hard to find. Use this opportunity to experiment with what is fresh to create your own green smoothies.”

Oranges and Cranberries

Recipe 1

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • Greens

Watermelon Slices

Recipe 2

  • 2 ½ cups watermelon
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • Greens

Fresh spinach in a bowlTip: If you’re new to green smoothies, Miles recommends that only 10 percent of your smoothie be greens (spinach is a good beginner’s green because of its mild flavor) and gradually increase them to 40 percent as you grow accustomed to the taste.

Looking for more? The Post has featured nine of the 300 recipes available in The Green Smoothie Bible (three summer smoothies, two autumn smoothies, and two winter smoothies). Try one or all and share your green smoothie adventures in the comments below.

Kristine Miles is a health professional with more than 15 years experience. She is passionate about lifelong learning, plant-based nutrition, and living a healthy lifestyle. Kristine works full time as a physiotherapist in a private practice, is a part-time cooking demonstrator, and is a blogger at kristinemiles.com and http://greensmoothiecommunity.com/. She is happily married and lives on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

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