Replenishing Apricot Green Smoothie

I find joy in the abundance of fruits which are in season this time of year. I love all of the stone fruits but I am not as familiar with fresh apricots. They caught my daughter’s eye at the grocery store and into the cart they went. I like how the apricots ripened much faster than peaches and nectarines but I did not find my bunch to be as sweet, tangy, or juicy. Hence into a smoothie they went!

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I enjoyed the convenience of this smoothie in that it did not require cutting any fruit or even retrieving it from the freezer. I was able to easily pit the apricots by tearing them open and removing the “floating” seed (it doesn’t adhere to the flesh of the fruit). I liked the smoothie at room temperature but you could always refrigerate it or add some ice to your blender if you prefer a cold one. The coconut water provides a nice dose of electrolytes before or after a sweat session! Because I also used regular water, the coconut taste is not strong. If you love coconut flavor, you could also add more of the coconut water or even shredded coconut for texture.

 

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Replenishing Apricot Green Smoothie

Charlotte Veggie Original

GF, GRF, DF

Makes two 12 oz. servings.

 

Blend the following:

2 cups baby kale

1 banana

3-4 apricots, remove pit

2 tbsp almond butter

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut water

1 cup water

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