Delicious Serenity Smoothie: A Raw Food Recipe from Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D.

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Delicious Serenity Smoothie, a Recipe from Susan Smith Jones’ Book, ‘Recipes for Health Bliss: Using NatureFoods & Lifestyle Choices to Rejuvenate Your Body & Life’

Serenity Smoothie – A Delicious Recipe from Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D.

If you’re feeling irritable or anxious, this colorful drink will lift your spirits and lower your stress levels. It features lemon balm (also known as Melissa or Balm), a member of the mint family that helps combat mild forms of anxiety and irritability. Lemon balm calms the nerves, supports emotional well-being, and promotes restful sleep. You may want to double or even quadruple this recipe so you’ll have it available for snacks during the day or evening before bedtime.

To change the flavor and to add variety and a different color, experiment. Instead of Lemon Balm tea, use Hibiscus Tea as the liquid base (helps lower cholesterol), Chamomile Tea (is calming and relaxing), or Peppermint Tea (calms an upset stomach). Vary the fruit each season. Bananas and kiwi combined in the smoothie with a liquid base of Jasmine Green Tea helps boost metabolism and is delicious, too. You could also add some leaves of romaine lettuce or baby leaf spinach to the recipe.

If the tea is already made, this smoothie takes fewer than five minutes to create.

Makes two servings

Serenity Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 ruby red grapefruit, outer skin peeling (leave pithy part on)
  • 1 pear
  • 8 strawberries with green tops (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup freshly brewed lemon balm tea*
  • 1/4 inch piece fresh ginger root (optional)
  • Dash of cinnamon

Blend and enjoy!

*I purchase the lemon balm from in 16 oz. bags and keep a brewed pitcher of the tea on hand in my refrigerator at all times.

Susan Smith Jones

Susan Smith Jones

For a woman with three of America’s most ordinary names, Susan Smith Jones, MS, PhD, has certainly made extraordinary contributions to the fields of holistic health, anti-aging, and human potential. For starters, she taught students, staff and faculty how to be healthy and fit for 30 years at UCLA. Susan has established herself as one of the world’s foremost experts on diet and nutrition, high-level wellness, natural remedies and balanced living. She is the author of 27 books, including Walking on Air, The Joy Factor, Recipes for Health Bliss, The Healing Power of NatureFoods, Health Bliss, and for children ages 1-8 Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl. Susan has written over 2,000 magazine articles on these topics, and has been a guest on more than 2,500 radio and TV shows. Selected as one of 10 Healthy American Fitness Leaders by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, Susan teaches that the body is designed to be self-repairing, self-renewing, and self-sustaining and that the power to live a radiantly healthy life is within everyone’s grasp. She also teaches that vibrant health starts in the kitchen by choosing the best superfoods. For more information on Susan, please visit: (Refer to the lower half of Susan’s Homepage on how to get any of these books along with a bonus gift of her entire series of seven Natural Remedy Booklet/CD Combos FREE and autographed.)


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  1. BarbaraL says:

    I love fresh lemon balm, spearmint, peppermint and fennel in my green juice. Thanks to Kevin I tried the fennel and found it delightful. I have always just associated it with italian sausage flavor!!! Yuch!!!

  2. Rene Craven says:

    Is your 16 oz bag fresh or dried Lemon Balm?

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