Monday, November 6, 2017


I've followed nutritionist Kimberly Synder for a long time (check out her books, they're amazing!), and a big part of her philosophy has to do with starting every day with a large green smoothie to help your body "continuously cleanse". I've tweaked her classic Glowing Green Smoothie to suit my tastebuds, and I make it my goal to have about 30 oz of some variation of this smoothie every morning.

A time saving tip is to making a big batch in advance, and portion it out for a few days. This smoothie will last about 3 days in the refrigerator. I store mine in Ball jars to try and avoid as much oxidation as possible.

Feel free to mix up the fresh herbs and fruit! Fresh mint is great in smoothies, or try swapping mango for the pineapple. The idea is that ratio should stay 70% greens, 30% fruit, but by all means, get creative!

Come on in for the recipe!

Everyday Green Smoothie

Ingredients (organic whenever possible)

1 cup filtered water
1 small lime or half a lemon, juiced
1/2 heart of romaine lettuce
2 large handfuls of baby spinach or kale
1 small bunch of fresh basil (5-7 leaves, depending on size)
1 small bunch of fresh parsley
1 persian cucumber, peeled if conventional
1/3 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
1 small or half a large banana, fresh or frozen

Place all items in your high powered blender (I use a Blendtec Total Blender), starting from softest to hardest (listed in this order above), and process on the 'smoothie' setting (about 45 seconds on high speed). If you don't have a high power blender, I'd recommend blending in steps, first the liquids and greens until smooth, then add the remaining ingredients.

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