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Benefits of Coconut Oil

This stuff does SO much. I mean like it’s the superman of oils. You can use it on your hair to really give it an intense moisturizing treatment. Your skin will feel so very soft after using it as a lotion, and surprisingly, it does not leave you feeling greasy like you’d imagine. Add coconut oil and baking soda for a wonderful teeth whitening treatment. Then, put some on your lips to ease dryness. Put it on your popcorn for a healthy alternative to butter! Use in a pan as a non-stick agent. Fry up some vegetables. Add to your smoothie. Massage on your cuticles to hydrate and soften them. Mix with peppermint oil to create a non-toxic insect repellant.

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Summer Smoothie Recipes

Recipes compliments of the Food Network:

It’s maximum support for your best health, all in an orange or berry flavor.

For added nutritional benefits, add Greens to your smoothies. Greens provides eight servings of fruits and vegetables, a blend of 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes to give your diet a nutritional boost.

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Ginger-Peach Green Tea Smoothie

  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • ½ cup low-fat peach Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup brewed green tea
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
Honeydew-Almond
  • 2 cups chopped honeydew melon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • Honey to taste
Blueberry-Pear
  • 1½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 chopped pear
  • 1½ cups each maple or plain yogurt and ice
  • Sugar to taste
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Tired of eating that apple each day? Try Greens, today.

  • Detoxify, alkalize, and promote pH balance within the body
  • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
  • Cutting-edge probiotic support for digestive health
  • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
  • 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables in every scoop
  • Free radical-fighting antioxidants
Pomegranate-Cherry
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups ice
Mango-Acai
  • Two 4-ounce packages frozen acai berry puree
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 cups ice
Cucumber-Kale Blend
  • 1¼ cups vegetable juice
  • ½ peeled cucumber
  • 3 kale leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon
Apple-Spinach Blend
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 chopped peeled apple
  • ½ cup silken tofu
  • ¼ cup each milk and orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon each wheat germ
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 cup ice
Veggie Blend
  • 1¼ cups tomato juice
  • ¼ cup carrot juice
  • ½ cup peeled cucumber
  • ½ cup celery stalk
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • ½ cup ice