Thursday, February 2

You're a Clean One Mister Grinch

I posted my first "green juice" recipe on Oct 10th. Although smoothies had been a breakfast staple for months I was just getting into green juice. It seemed almost too natural, pure and, dare I say, "hippie." (Although, with my kale, kombucha and yoga habits I'm leaning in that direction!)

I became hooked almost immediately. Within 1-2 weeks I had replaced all fruit smoothies with green juice and haven't skipped a day. (My parents laughed when I came home for Christmas with a mini cooler. "Are you making an organ donation?" they asked. Nope - just my flax oil and fresh produce from the farmers market:)

The more excited I got about green juice, the more I talked about it and the more I talked about it the more I realized how popular it is. I've lost count of the friends who have posted about it on facebook in the past couple months. And it even came up in conversation on a recent trip to the esthetician. In fact, she's the one who shared the below recipe with me. (Thanks Lisa!)

Grinch Power Nutrient Smoothie
1 small ripe banana (the spottier the better for sweetness)
1 ripe kiwi (washed and stem removed but skin left on)
2 cups raw spinach, kale or chard
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
1/2-1 tsp stevia
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped mango (frozen is best)
1/4 cup unsweetened aloe vera juice
Juice from 1 fresh squeezed lemon, lime or 1/2 orange
1 cup room temp or chilled strong green tea (2-3 teabags)
1/2 cup (or more) ice cubes
For optional protein add 1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, I've never put tea or aloe vera juice in my smoothies before. Is the tea to try and replace your morning caffeine? How is the aloe good for you? I have everything for this except the aloe juice. I will make it tomorrow and let you know what I think!