Monday, January 2, 2012

My Green Detox Smoothie

It's time to get rid off those nasty toxins from my body. Especially now, after the holidays, I feel like I've gained tons of weight and all the alcohol consumption makes me tired and lazy. I'm not some kind of a crazy diet person. No way. I like to eat good food, and have a cocktail or two every once in a while, and sometimes it feels good to do something good for my body, like have a day of mostly raw vegetables and drink few detoxifying smoothies. And maybe even some yoga... we'll see about that... :)

Here is the recipe for the Green Detox I created this morning. There is no strict proportions and you can change or substitute ingredients as much as you want.

Green Detox Smoothie 

  • about 1 cup of frozen mango chunks (instead of ice, also adds natural sweetener to the smoothie)
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple (unpeeled, cut into chunks, has a lot of vitamins, and fiber)
  • 1 cup of raw kale (packed cup, great detox vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup raw broccoli florets (also a detox vegetable)
  • lemon or lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1-2 dates or prunes (detox fruit, natural sweetener)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of soy milk (for protein)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice 
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (optional - if adding - soak for at least 20 min)
  • 2 scoops of Green Defense powder * (Jarrow Formula supplement) 

Put all ingredients to the blender and blend away! Makes about 2 servings.

* Green Defense Powder description from Amazon. com:

"Scientific studies confirm that phytonutrients such as chlorophyll; polyphenols; carotenoids and other antioxidants help support body's antioxidation defense.* Green Defense is rich in phytonutrients that help support the body's self-defense mechanisms; detoxify and nourish the body; and assist in the achievement of total well being.* Green Defense provides an array of nature's best ingredients: Antioxidants; including resveratrol along with other polyphenols from green tea; grape seed and citrus. Metabolin probiotic metabolites (a rich source of organic acids; polysaccharides and natural bacteriocins) to help balance the intestinal microflora and promote detoxification.* Peptidoglycans (from cell walls of friendly bacteria; Propionibacterium shermani ssp.) to support immune function.* Fibers from apple; rice bran and FOS (FructoOligoSaccharides) to promote the growth of good bacteria and enhance detoxification.* No refined sugars or artificial flavors. Keep out of the reach of children. ORAC Value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) > 2100/Serving"


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  2. i use my ninja mega kitchen system to make my smoothies! they all are very tasty! thanks for the recipes!


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