Clean Green Morning Smoothie Recipe
So some time ago I mentione I am on this journey for a healthier lifestyle. Upon trying new things while lestning to Yoldanda Adams Show every morning, she shared he favorite recipe for a Green Smoothie, when she mentioned the ingrediasnts I was like…eeeewww yuke! But i decided to try it and make my own. It was soooo amazingly good, I have lost another 5pounds and my energy has improved. Every since then I have dedicated to detox my system every month for a 3day cleanse/juicing with a simple recipe.
Green Smoothie is a drink–it is a blend of fruits and greens, and sometimes other great ingredients that boost your health. It is much like a fruit smoothie, only, in our case, it is all plant based with an added ingredient: greens, such as spinach, chard, Romaine lettuce, collard greens, kale, dandelion greens, etc.
“Why Greens?” you might want to know now.
Leafy greens are known as nature’s blood. And it is no surprise. Greens are full of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is absolutely necessary for plants to grow and produce fruit. Look out the window… Go ahead! You see, green must be God’s favorite color, since most of our surroundings are covered with green grass, trees and bushes. And if God thinks that greens are so important, maybe we should reevaluate our opinion about them as well.
Chlorophyll make leaves turn the luscious green color and gets its pigmentation and oxygen directly from the sunlight. When chlorophyll (think oxygen) gets into our bodies it brings along with it healing—as diseases can thrive only in acidic, oxygen deprived environments. The more greens you can get into your body, the more alkaline it becomes.
So, greens essentially are your lifeline. They also take only minutes to make but pack on a huge amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. You can have them as a meal replacement or snack. And the wonders they will do for your metabolism are amazing!
Learn how Yolanda Adams’ makes her morning green smoothie below!
1/2 GRANNY SMITH APPLE
1 STALK OF CELERY
1/4 CUP OF KALE
1/4 CUP OF SPINACH
1/4 CUP OF FRESH PINEAPPLE
1 CUP UNSWEETENED COCONUT WATER (OR MILK)
PLACE ALL INGREDIENTS IN EXTRACTOR (MAGIC OR NUTRI BULLET)
BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Remember it’s a smoothie so it’s supposed to be frothy. Drink first thing in the morning to fuel your body. Enjoy!
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