Refreshing Greens Smoothie ~ I’m currently on a “green GREEN smoothie” kick 🙂 what that means is I’m using minimal fruit and mostly greens in my smoothies. I don’t know about you, but I feel sooooo much “cleaner” and “energized” when I enjoy really green smoothies.
If you aren’t there yet, don’t fret, before you know it your taste buds will adjust and your body will start to crave green GREEN smoothies !! No really! 😉 trust me, it comes with time and your body will absolutely love you once you start including more and more greens!
Today’s smoothie is very high source of dietary fiber, iron, potassium and Vitamin A & C. It’s also a great source of calcium and vitamin B6 and as you will see below it also has high protein of 16.2 g per 500ml serving!!
Refreshing Greens Smoothie
Yield 3 x 500ml servings
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- 3-4 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 broccoli stalk, chopped
- 1-2 lemons, rind removed (the lemon helps “cut” the green taste, start with one lemon and add the second one if you really like that lemony flavour)
- 2 inches of fresh ginger root
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 2-3 VERY Big handfuls of spinach
Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend on low speed and gradually increase speed. Blend on high until smooth and frothy. To learn more about how I create smoothies visit My Smoothie Approach and if you are looking for a blender visit my post on Choosing a Blender for some ideas that will fit any budget.
As a mini-day-cleanse I would enjoy the full batch (1.5 litires) myself during the morning/afternoon and then have a great big green salad with lots of greens (kale, spinach and/or romaine), sprouts, fresh veggies, a drizzle of olive oil and juice of 1/2 lemon for dinner!! Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm easy-peasy mini-day-cleanse! 😉
If you like this post you may also like my more detailed 1-Day Mini-Cleanse!