Health & Wellness Magazine Live + Thrive Magazine - Summer 2018 | Page 23

SIMPLE GREEN SMOOTHIES INGREDIENTS I'm all for a healthy popsicle all day every day… why not?! 1 ripe avocado (weighs about 8 ounces) I love how you can take any of our green smoothie recipes and transform them into smoothie bowls or popsicles just like that. Super easy and keeps the healthy plant-based eating foundation going on. 13.5 ounce can full-fat coconut milk This popsicle recipe is from our Fresh Start Spring Cleanse and is loaded with healthy fats and fiber… which should become your new BFFs (if they aren't already). Avocado and coconut have beautiful amounts of healthy fats in them naturally, which is why I like to blend with them. Healthy fats help our digestive system, our skin and our hydration levels as well— and all of this translates into glowing clear skin. So let's get blending! Prep Time: 2 Cook Time: 10 Total Time: 12 minutes Serves: 6 Category: Snack Method: Blending This healthy popsicle recipe is creamy and refreshing on a hot summer day. Slightly sweet with loads of tangy fresh lime juice and plenty of creami- ness from the avocado and coco- nut milk, it’s hard to believe these are a part of our Fresh Start Spring Cleanse …. but they totally are! 1 cup fresh spinach ¼ cup (60 mL) fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS 1. Puree the ingredients in a blender until very smooth. 2. Pour into popsicles molds or paper cups with wooden popsicle sticks. 3. Freeze until firm, at least 4-5 hours, preferably overnight. Before switching to a plant- powered diet, Jen Hansard felt exhausted, stressed-out and frustrated with her body. After a wake-up call from her husband, she set off on a mission to put foods in her body that would allow her to go after the things that mattered most.  As a bestselling author and co- founder of the widely popular website Simple Green Smoothies, Jen knows the impact food can have on your body, your health and your dreams. Now in Simple Green Meals, she branches out to offer quick, tasty, vegetarian meals for the whole family (even meat-eating husbands). 23