After a weekend of green beer and such, my body needs another kind of green beverage. I’ve been dying to try this smoothie recipe from Kimberly Snyder and today’s the day. The clinical nutritionist to the stars (ie Fergie, Drew Barrymore, McSteamy) and author of The Beauty Detox Solution masterminded the Glowing Green Smoothie. It’s detoxifying, energizing, skin brightening and clearing, AND you don’t need a juicer to make it. I already know I want one every morning. Who’s with me?
Glowing Green Smoothie
Makes 2-4 servings*
1 1/2 c. very cold water
6 c. spinach, chopped
5 c. (one head) organic romaine lettuce, chopped
2 stalks organic celery
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
These herbs help eliminate heavy metals from the body.
1/2 c. organic cilantro
1/2 cu. organic parsley
Add water, spinach and chopped romaine to the blender. Blend at low speed until smooth. Add celery, pear, apple and herbs and blend at high speed. Finish with the banana and lemon juice. Drink up!
*For a single serving, eliminate the celery and one fruit.
Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.