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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – The first juice and smoothie bar in the Twin Cities to dedicate more than half of its menu to green beverages has opened in Prior Lake.

Carla Cohen of reFRESH Bar at Mazopiya joined us on KARE Saturday to share a couple recipes and educate viewers on the health benefits of green smoothies.

Carla says that green smoothies are an excellent way to help kids of all ages reach their recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. They're also a great way to cut back on sugar.

Smoothie recipes:

Mega Meal

8 ounces almond milk

2 scoops protein powder

1 teaspoon raw Cacao Nibs

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 banana

Jungle Love

Handful of Spinach

1 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1 teaspoon Chia seeds

8 coconut coconut milk

Mazopiya's reFRESH juice and smoothie bar is 100% organic. For their full menu and more information, visit www.mazopiya.com.

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