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Chef Candice Kumai's Favorite Healthy Juice & Smoothie Recipes for Earth Day

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Chef Candice Kumai is a health food wunderkind and the author of New York Times bestsellers Cook Yourself Thin, The Skinny Bitch, Recipe Rehab and more. She currently serves as the food-editor-at-large for Shape and Men's Fitness magazine and has a new book, Clean Green Drinks, available now.

So, in celebration of all things Earth Day, we tapped Candice to dish on her healthiest (and yummiest!) juices and smoothies. Keep reading for her favorite recipes! And be sure to tune in to E! News tonight at 7/6c to see Candice make a perfect Earth Day-worthy drink.

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Wave a magic wand and begin to undo all the "bad" choices you've made over the past few months. That extra champs at the bar, the late night greasy pizza you couldn't resist, the unhealthy all-nighters at Coachella—prepare to undo the damage.

Imagine you could erase every dietary sin, and strip away the unwanted poisons that linger in your body: fat, sugar, salt, even pesticides and other unnatural additives and ingredients—shedding unwanted pounds to reveal your sexiest beach body ever.

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That's what my new recipe collection Clean Green Drinks is all about: 100+ cleansing juice and smoothie recipes so you can sip your way to your healthiest, hottest beach body yet (not to mention peace of mind, glowing skin, supermodel hair and mind-blowing sex—yes, really). Not bad, right?

No $10 bottles of kale. No starvation diet. No sugary, faux-health smoothies. Nothing but delicious recipes you can make in minutes. Just  replacement 1-2of these drinks for breakfast or lunch!

But don't take it from me. Here are three uber-delicious recipes you can whip up at home. Try them all, and then pick up a copy of Clean Green Drinks, so you can get gorgeous with the other 100+ cleansing recipes and tips! 

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Blueberry Detox Blend

Smoothie: Blueberries, Baby Spinach
Serves 4

One of my favorite ways to detox, this Blueberry Detox Blend will get you back to YOU again. I blend up this blue beauty when heading out the door to meetings, as a quick lunch, or just before a workout. Trust me, you're not going to want to skip that addition of spirulina. It's the new—dare I say?—super-drug.

Ingredients:
2 cups coconut water
2 cups baby spinach
2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
2 tablespoons spirulina
1 cup of ice (optional)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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The Chocolate Skinny Shake

Smoothie: Baby Spinach, Banana, Chocolate
Serves 2

If you're anything like me, you love all things chocolate. But, alas, we can't always consume chocolate milkshakes and still fit into that teeny bikini. So let's opt for this Chocolate Skinny Shake, shall we? It satisfies and has some superfood kick to it. Go, you ninja, you.

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk2 cups baby spinach
1/2 frozen banana
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon super greens
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 cup ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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The Spicy Ginger Pineapple Green

Juice: Baby Spinach, Cucumber, Pineapple
Serves 1-2

Such a beautiful marriage. You know when two things come together, and it's just magic? That's ginger + pineapple. Enjoy this delicious and satisfying cleansing juice.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup fresh pineapple
3 cups baby spinach
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
1 medium cucumber

Directions: In a high-powered juicer, carefully add the pineapple, baby spinach, ginger and cucumber. Serve immediately.

Follow Candice @CandiceKumai for even more fancy drinks, recipes, and tips!

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