Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Detox

If you are anything like me, Monday morning rolls around and you feel like your body could use a cleaning (especially the liver :). Kimberly Snyder is the celebrity nutrionist of the moment and her glowing green smoothie is really popular. Even Dr. Oz drinks something similar to it every morning, so it's gotta be good for you, right?!

I really like her recipe because all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in a blender. Kimberly says, "blending allows the food to be ingested as a whole vegetable with fiber intact (as opposed to juicing), so you feel FULL from the fiber and are able to absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your greens."

I am definitely no health expert, but I know raw veg is great for you. If you feel like your body could use a little TLC, whip this sucker up. Is it weird that I feel slightly buzzed after drinking this? Cheers!

Glowing Green Smoothie
Recipe from

1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3-4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach OR 1 bunch of kale
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems okay)
1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)
(just throw these in. don't really taste em and they are great for you.)

Add the water and chopped head of romaine to the blender. Starting the blender at low speed, mix until smooth. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple and pear. Add the cilantro and parsley, if you are choosing to add them. Add the banana and lemon juice last.

I needed to let my blender run for at least a few minutes. Mine was pretty thick, but you can add more water to thin it out.

This makes 2 servings and is good in the fridge for up to 3 days. For best results, drink first thing in the morning.