The Fresh Juice Bar Era: Summertime Smoothie

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<strong>Summertime Smoothie<br />
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Makes about 3 cups</p>
<em>This smoothie makes a refreshing and energizing breakfast meal. For the ginkgo, you can substitute an herbal extract of your choice if you wish–this beverage offers a nice base for almost any herbal add-in.</em>
<p>• 1 ripe banana<br />
• 7 or 8 fresh or frozen strawberries<br />
• 2 cups orange juice, fresh-squeezed or frozen concentrate<br />
• Ginkgo extract<br />
• Ice cubes<br />
• Mint sprigs</p>
<p>1. Peel the banana, slice it into 3/4-inch pieces, and place the pieces in a blender. Add the strawberries, the orange juice, and the ice cubes. Blend until creamy.</p>
<p>2. Pour the smoothie into three glasses (or pour a glass for yourself and refrigerate the rest for the next day’s breakfast). Add the ginkgo extract–a dropperful will do for most people–and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve immediately.</p>
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<p>Jan Knight is editor of <em>Herbs for Health</em>. Her juice of choice includes a ginseng shot and strawberries.</p>
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