Not just another smoothie

All right, folks.

Brace yourselves.

This one kicks the can!

Here’s a smoothie that not only delivers on nutrition, but is gloriously, sublimely delicious! And, to top it all off, it delivers magnificently on the holiday season front – with highly festive notes of red goodness (combined with green-greeny-greens…which tempers the bright red glow a bit…)

Let’s call it…The Merlot (Smoothie)

Ingredients

1 cup water (or non-dairy beverage)

1 heaping tablespoon spirulina

1/2 teaspoon chlorella

1 heaping tablespoon maca powder

1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon

1 heaping teaspoon green stevia powder (or other natural sweetener)

1 knob of fresh ginger root, peeled

1 heaping tablespoon flax seed

lots of leafy greens ( I used 1 head of romaine hearts + some green leaf lettuce + large handful of fresh parsley)

1 small organic pear (I had an Anjou pear waiting to be eaten)

Handful of frozen cranberries (about 1/2 cup)

Handful of frozen strawberries (about 1/2-3/4 cup)

1/2 cup frozen beet chunks (peeled and cubed beets ahead of time; froze in freezer bags)

1/2-3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks

Preparation

Add water, and all ingredients through leafy greens into high-powered blender. Blend a few seconds until smooth. Add pear and frozen fruit; blend until ultra smooth.

This is a mighty, mighty fine swig.

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