Nourish 5 Smoothie Recipes to Brighten Your Morning Have a vibrant summer, from the inside-out By Kim Fuller Beet-carrot-ginger smoothie A diet rich in fruits and veggies helps to lower heart disease and aids with weight maintenance. It’s the nutrients and antioxidants in all kinds of combinations of these colorful foods that make our organs happy, and that bring an extra ounce of beauty to the skin. Smoothies and juices are especially perfect for summer, since they are deliciously light and fresh. Try these recipes to enjoy at home or to grab on the go, taking sip after sip for a healthy, vibrant, and energetic summer. Santosha (Contentment) Large quantity juice recipe from Nicola Farrer, founder of Nicola’s Raw Menu Makes about 40 ounces of juice 4 Fuiji or Gala apples 5 stalks of celery 1 large cucumber (peeled if not organic) 3 lemons (peeled if not organic) 1 head of kale (4 or 5 stalks) 1 head of romaine lettuce Combine ingredients together with a juicer, and enjoy. Go Green Green smoothie recipe from Kim Fuller, writer 1 apple, cut up 1 handful of spinach or kale Half an avocado Half a lemon, juiced 1 knuckle of ginger Coconut water or water Handful of ice (optional) Blend until smooth, and enjoy. Pineapple Express Smoothie recipe from Heather Waring, mother and yogi Ingredients are approximate, so add your own flare/flavor! 1/2 cup of cut pineapple 2 handfuls of kale 1 knuckle of of ginger Juice of half a lime 1/2 cup of coconut water Pinch of cayenne pepper Handful of ice Blend until smooth, and enjoy. Bambool Bliss Smoothie recipe from Craig Woods, Bambool Entrepreneur Half a banana 2/3 cup of almond or coconut milk 1 cup of mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) 2 cups of strawberries 1 scoop of PlantFusion vanilla protein 1 cup of water Blend until smooth, and enjoy. Beet-Carrot-Ginger Simple favorite juice of Robin Katherine Doney, creative and world traveler “This photo is from a place in Pai, Thailand—the Om Garden Cafe,” Doney shares. “The juice recipe is simple: beet, carrot and ginger.” — Kim Fuller grew up in the Colorado mountains and has always found beauty and inspiration through nature and movement. She is currently a freelance journalist and yoga teacher based in Vail. Her writing and photo work has focused on health, wellness, recreation, food, and travel since 2007, and Kim began her yoga practice in Boulder, followed by her first teacher training with Real Evolution Yoga at Peace Retreat Costa Rica in November of 2012.