I love everything about Green Smoothies, the way they taste (i know you are thinking – ya right Delainie- but trust me you will learn to love), the energy they provide, the cravings they curb, and even the weird looks I get when people ask “what are you drinking” or “is that actually good?”
While I like to switch up my greens regularly to keep things interesting I always revert back to the Glowing Green Smoothie by Kimberly Snyder. It has truly become a staple in my daily regime as it is so quick and easy and maximizes my plant consumption first thing in the morning.
When I first started having my daily GGS, I immediately noticed a difference in my energy level and mood, not to mention loss of unwanted pounds and clearer skin. I was shocked at how great I felt and how I wasn’t dying for a coffee first thing in the morning. The GGS keeps me full between meals and has allowed me to cut out coffee completely (although I do enjoy a nice cup of java- it’s a simple pleasure). I will be honest, it took me some time to acquire a taste for the smoothie, but now I find it simply delicious and when I go without for more than a few days, my body craves the nutrients.
It is also great for the fact that you can mix and match with seasonal greens and fruit for this combo and all work equally as well. You can also incorporate fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley as they have wonderful cleansing properties and mix in well with this recipe.
Here’s the recipe (yields 60 oz, 4 servings):
- 1-2 cups water
- 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2-3 cups of spinach or kale
- 4 stalks of celery
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 banana
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/3 bunch of cilantro or parsley (optional)
Directions: Add the water and chopped romaine and spinach into the blender. Start blender on low speed, mix until smooth. Gradually move to higher speed, add celery, apple, pear. Add cilantro or parsley if you choose. Add banana and lemon juice last.
Get Glowing. xx