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Sunshine Smoothie Recipe For Summer

July 22, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo Courtesy of Tina Haubert

Photo Courtesy of Tina Haubert


Tina Haupert is the author of Simon & Schuster’s The Part-Time Vegetarian (PTV) Smoothies and Juices and Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time. Tina is a weekly contributor to Health.com as well as an ambassador for various brands, including The Laughing Cow and Reebok. Tina’s work has been published or quoted in numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Health, Woman’s Day, Shape, Fitness, Glamour, People, Redbook, and InStyle. Tina lives in Weymouth, Massachusetts.


Tina Haupert, the voice behind the popular lifestyle and nutrition blog Carrots ‘N’ Cake, has always been passionate about helping her readers adopt eating habits that are healthy, balanced, and above all, livable. In her new recipe book, The Part-Time Vegetarian (PTV): Smoothies and Juices (available 7/22 from Cider Mill Press), Tina offers a wide array of delicious and wholesome smoothie and juice recipes that make incorporating more fruits and veggies into your diet easier than ever. She’s excited to share one of her favorites to help you keep your summer slim down going strong—the Sunshine Smoothie!

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Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster


Sunshine Smoothie

Here’s a smoothie that will supply you with a whole host of vital nutrients while waking you up naturally with bold citrus flavors of orange, lemon, and kiwi. It’s like starting your day with a ray of sunshine! (And it’s vegan friendly!)

  • 2 cups fresh kale, chopped
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1.25 cups orange juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 4–5 ice cubes
  • Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

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Tina Haupert is the author of Simon & Schuster’s The Part-Time Vegetarian (PTV) Smoothies and Juices and Carrots ‘N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time. Tina is a weekly contributor to Health.com as well as an ambassador for various brands, including The Laughing Cow and Reebok. Tina’s work has been published or quoted in numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Health, Woman’s Day, Shape, Fitness, Glamour, People, Redbook, and InStyle. Tina lives in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
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