One of my favorite smoothies is my Cherry Power Green smoothie. It makes 2 quarts or you can half the recipe, I like to drink 2 qts of green smoothie per day- breakfast and lunch. The calories for one quart is 320 calories, it has 10 grams of fiber and 14.3 grams of protein and that is withoutthe addition of a protein powder. It is also fat free. If you find you need a bit of fat you can add a half of an avocado or the meat of one Young Thai coconut.

This smoothie will boost your energy and will flood your body with nutrients. I know some of you will say that you absolutely hate smoothies. Ok, I have got you covered. How about a fruit platter? Or make your raw meal at lunch with a huge salad. For those of you who work and eat out at lunch- one of my favorites is to go to Q’doba and get the taco salad in a bowl- just lettuce, lots of pico de gallo, guacamole, with onions and cilantro.  Or hit the salad bar at Whole Foods, anywhere you can get a good salad, and ask for avocado because you will need a bit of fat to help sustain you.

You can increase your one raw meal by making all of your snacks fresh veggies or fruit and start dinner with a nice salad.

I promise, you will notice a difference in the first week.

Makes 2 qts.

2 ripe bananas
2 cups frozen cherries
3-4 cups of frozen Earthbound Organics Power Greens (from Costco- I just chuck the whole bag into the freezer)
1 lemon- washed and quartered (leave peel on for added nutritive benefits)
1 inch piece of ginger
2 tbsps Spirulina powder (I get mine from StarWest Botanicals)
enough water to blend it all up.

Pour into quart sized canning jars. I make 2 green smoothies the night before and put in the fridge so that I have a quick breakfast in the morning.