Monday, March 19, 2012

Green Machine Smoothie

Here's another detoxing recipe from our cleanse. This Green Machine Smoothie is packed with nutrients just waiting to go to work in you body. Because they are in liquid form they are absorbed easier and the body doesn't have to work as hard to digest it.

I've never been a big smoothie fan. The idea of a liquid breakfast when there are so many other perfectly good breakfast foods to enjoy just has not been one of my things. However, this was a pretty tasty smoothie AND it really filled me up!

If you don't have a fancy blender like the vita-mix, and we don't, make sure you're giving this smoothie some time to blend for a while. There's a lot of greens in here and they'll need to be broken down or you'll end up with a chunky smoothie. No one, apparently except The Other Williams, likes a chunky smoothie. Blend, people, blend.

Green Machine Smoothie

Yield: Serves 2

  • 6 romaine leaves, chopped
  •  4 kale leaves, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley sprigs 
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple 
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango 
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • Ice (optional)

Combine romaine, kale, parsley, pineapple, mango, ginger, and 1 1/2 cups water in a blender and blend until smooth. We liked to add a little ice to make it really cold. If you add ice, you can cut the water down.

Recipe by Whole Living, January/February 2012

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