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Apple Lime Smoothie With Ginger & Cardamom

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How to Make Apple Lime Smoothie with Ginger & Cardamom

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MEAL: DRINK
STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: PUREE, RAW, SMOOTHIE
EAT IN: SUMMER

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 whole
1/2 c
1/4 whole
1/8 inch
1 pinch
1 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

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.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

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. Smoothies 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.

WHAT IS APPLE LIME SMOOTHIE WITH GINGER & CARDAMOM?

Explore your creativity with sour smoothies. Apples with Ginger and Cardamom. Discovered in Albuquerque, NM.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Apple Lime Smoothie with Ginger & Cardamom Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Apple Lime Smoothie with Ginger & Cardamom' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Apple Lime Smoothie with Ginger & Cardamom
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Sialogogue

SIALOGOGUE

A sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents.

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Carminative

CARMINATIVE

Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.

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Appetizer

APPETIZER

Herbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.

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Stomachic

STOMACHIC

An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.

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Constipative

CONSTIPATIVE

An herb that binds stools / stops diarrhea. When used in excess, these herbs and foods can cause constipation.

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General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Flushes Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Antioxidant

ANTIOXIDANT

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.

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Styptic

STYPTIC

A herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used topically as a hemostatic to stop bleeding, or to reduce secretions.

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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Livotonic

LIVOTONIC

An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.

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Galactagogue

GALACTAGOGUE

Increases production of breast milk, often by raising prolactin and diaphoresis.

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Constituents:
Tannins,
Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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Catechins

CATECHINS

Antioxidant that reduces cancer and blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and is antimicrobial.

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Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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, Vitamin C, Soluble Fiber, Polysaccharides,
Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Apple Lime Smoothie with Ginger & Cardamom

Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Carminative, Digestive, General-laxative, Sialogogue, Alterative, Cholagogue, Expectorant, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener

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Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Expectorant, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Appetizer, Digestive, General-laxative, Sialogogue

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Sialogogue, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Galactagogue, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Refreshing, Stomachic, Appetizer

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Cholagogue, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stomachic, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Refreshing, Styptic

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Expectorant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Wakes-you-up, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy

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White Vinegar

White Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Appetite-suppressant, Expectorant, Livotonic, Alterative, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue

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Red Wine Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Appetite-suppressant, Expectorant, Livotonic, Alterative, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue, Antioxidant, Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Appetite-suppressant, Expectorant, Livotonic

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Strawberries

Strawberries has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Livotonic, Sialogogue, Alterative, Digestive, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative, Refreshing

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Dill

Dill has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Expectorant, Stomachic, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, General-laxative, Refreshing, Alterative, Appetite-suppressant, Livotonic, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Quenches-thirst

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Apple Lime Smoothie with Ginger & Cardamom

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Stimulates-energy, Antioxidant, Stool-softener, Carminative, Styptic, Digestive, Wakes-you-up, General-laxative, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Alterative, Sialogogue

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Haritaki

Haritaki has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Alterative, Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Stool-softener, Appetizer, Styptic, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, Flushes-membranes

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Expectorant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Stomachic, Appetizer, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Constipative, Diaphoretic

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Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)

Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Carminative, Cholagogue, Digestive, General-laxative, Alterative, Stool-softener, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Sialogogue, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant

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Yarrow

Yarrow has these Actions in Common

Styptic, Alterative, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Livotonic, Stomachic

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, General-laxative

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Bitter Orange Peel

Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in Common

Stomachic, Wakes-you-up, Appetizer, Carminative, Digestive, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Kushta

Kushta has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Appetizer, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant

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Amritarishta (Amrutharishtam)

Amritarishta (Amrutharishtam) has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, Appetizer, Burns-toxins, Cholagogue, Quenches-thirst, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory

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Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Vasodilator

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About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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This is delicious.
- Karen, Absarokee, MT
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Absolutely refreshing and delicious, like an exotic drink !
- Trish Marko, Calgary, AB
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After exercising I desperately needed a refreshing and healthy drink and this recipe looked like just what I needed so I tried it n the only thing I changed was added lots of coconut water to make it less thick and I just loved it. Am conceded though that adding the coconut water changes the intention of the recipe. Thank u for this delicious drink recipe.
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Loved this even though it's not summer yet. I had a green apple but used 1/2 c. Plain yogurt and an ice cube. So refreshing and seemed to help my digestion. Thanks!
- Deborah Slyman, Everett, MA
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