Julia’s Go-To Smoothie to Beat the Heat

  • Antonia O'Hara
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In the deep heat of the summer, it is crucial to stay hydrated and make sure to replenish your body with the proper nutrients. This smoothie has a perfect combination of ingredients that will keep you energized and fulfilled throughout the day! Matcha has been used in Asian cultures for thousands of years. It is high in antioxidants, fortifies the immune system, reduced inflammation, improves mental clarity and has no caffeine crash. The Juice Plus+ vegan shake mix has a variety of 15 different plant foods. It has a low glycemic index, 13 grams of fiber, and is incredibly delicious!


Serves 1-2 


1 tbsp Matcha (I use Touchorganics Vanilla matcha )

½ cup frozen mango

1 banana

1 cup spinach

1 scoop Juice Plus Vanilla vegan protein powder

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (enough to get everything moving)


Blend all ingredients together in a high powered blender.

Julia Shepley is a health food guru and lover of the outdoors.

She resides in Bend, Oregon where she practices yoga, mountain biking, and smoothie making. Julia focuses on clean, healthy, plant based recipes and health coaching. Julia has been involved with a company called Juice Plus+ company since she was 11 years old. Juice Plus+ is a whole food based nutrition, including both juice powder and concentrated from 30 different fruits, vegetables and grains.

It is the perfect way to bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you actually consume every day. Juice Plus+ is a great way to get the cleanest plant foods and vegan proteins into your body in a convenient affordable way. She recently partnered with them to create her own business. Julia is a strong advocate for entrepreneurship, and she is relentless in turning around the health picture of our country. 

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