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Apple Lime Smoothie with Ginger & Cardamom

Recipe from JoyfulBelly


1 whole raw apple

1 pinch of cardamom

1/8 inch of fresh ginger

1/4  of a whole lime

1 pinch of lime zest

1/2 cup of water



1. Core & chop the apple. Scrape the zest off of a lime with micro-grater, zester, or sharp knife. Grate the ginger. Grind cardamom in a coffee grinder. 

2. Add above ingredients to a blender. Squeeze lime juice over mixture. Add water and puree until smooth. 

Serve immediately. Contents may separate quickly. To keep contents from separating, add kiwi.


Revive your body with this refreshing & life restoring smoothie that boasts a zing of lime and summer spices. The heat of summer seems to bake the electrolytes out of your body, making you feel tired and fatigued. Smoothie are a perfect way to rehydrate your body in summer. 

Summer is a natural time of year to introduce more simple carbohydrates into your diet, such as the fructose found in fruit. These simple sugars restore blood sugar levels, which can be unstable after sweating in the heat. A pinch of salt can benefit dry Vata types. 

Raw apples cool & refresh your body when the heat is strong due to their astringent taste (the rough feeling on your tongue). Lime, cardamom & ginger make this smoothie light and playful. The sour taste of the lime opens your pores helping you keep cool. Ginger & cardamom are a digestive aid. 
Exercise moderation with fruit smoothies if you have high blood sugar levels or diabetes. 

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