Glowing Green Smoothie

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One of the first changes my husband, Peyman, and I made when we switched over to a plant-based lifestyle was to replace our morning coffee with 16 ounces of alkalizing, glowing green smoothies.   This smoothie has positively changed our lives.

Right away, we felt a difference.  We felt more energized and light on our feet.  Within 3 days of drinking the smoothies, we noticed that we looked more vibrant and glowing.  After a month, we lost some weight and some of Peyman’s fine lines even went away.  After a year, my eyes look brighter and I am in the best shape of my life. These smoothies are really life-changing, inside and out!

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Since the base of these smoothies is a lot of dark, leafy greens (the most nutritionally dense of all foods) and some fruit, they are great for digestion.  When our digestion is efficient, it allows energy to work on other areas of the body other than in the stomach digesting food all day.  Instead, energy is used to help rebuild other parts of our bodies, for example, to rebuild skin, hair, and nails.

There are so many health benefits that we can reap from these smoothies.  Just to name a few– beautiful skin, less puffiness around the eyes, calcium, iron from the dark leafy greens; parsley and cilantro pulls heavy metals out of fat cells; fiber and electrolytes from the celery; and, lemon is packed with vitamin C, which helps the body absorb the iron in the greens and  helps support the liver, our main fat-burning organ

This green smoothie will keep you full and give you all the nutrients you need.  This recipe is my adaptation of Kimberly Snyder’s glowing green smoothie that Peyman likes best.  I hope you try it and love it as much as we do!

Cheers!

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Green Smoothie

Servings 4

Time 10 minutes

V, GF, VGF, DF, SF, SRF, NF, CF, R

 

Ingredients (all organic). 

2 cups of filtered water

1 handful of cilantro

1 head of romaine lettuce, base cut off

2-3 big handfuls of spinach or kale

4 stalks of celery

1 gala apple

1 ripe pear

1 ripe banana (spotted)

juice from 1/2 a lemon

1 tsp of turmeric, optional

1 tsp spirulina, optional

 

Directions

In a blender, add 2 cups of water, cilantro, romaine and spinach.  Cover and blend from medium to high just until it is completely blended.  Add more spinach and water if it looks too thick.  Blend from medium to high speed.  Add the celery, apple (seeds removed), pear (seeds removed), banana, turmeric, spirulina and lemon juice.  Blend from medium to high speed until smooth.  Enjoy!

 

 

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3 Thoughts on “Glowing Green Smoothie

  1. Hi! And thanks! This green smoothie recipe looks great and I’m excited to try it. One question — I see it makes 4 servings. Do you store the leftover in the fridge and if so, how long? Have you tried freezing it?

  2. Hi Victor,

    Thank you for your question. I love this green smoothie and still have it every single morning. As for servings I don’t drink right away, I store leftovers in the fridge. They’re good for about 3-4 days. :) I store mine in mason jars and cover with a twist top. Also, yes, you can freeze the smoothies. They’ll last longer that way!

    Have a great weekend!

    Yvonne

  3. Incidentally, I ran this through the Spark People calculator and figured out 1/4 (one serving for me) is roughly 100 calories. That’s helpful for me when I’m in training :-)

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