Kimberly Snyder's Green Smoothie.
I discovered Kimberly Snyder, celebrity nutritionist guru awhile ago when I first started this blog. She's written a book called, "The Beauty Detox Solution" and also more recently, "The Beauty Detox Foods". I just purchased the latter, and am very excited to try all of her nutritious and delicious recipes! The Glowing Greens Smoothie was referred to me by one of the nutritionists that I interviewed for BB40 and I've been drinking it ever since, with a few added supplements.
In one of Kimberly Snyder's recent posts on her blog, she discussed the importance of eating a light breakfast as opposed to something heavier. She noted that if we eat something lighter, such as a green smoothie, our bodies will process the nutrients quickly and with minimal digestive effort, leaving us with more energy throughout the morning.
My fiancé and I have been drinking this smoothie for the past week and we love it! We've really noticed a difference in our energy level throughout the day and we've been making healthier choices as a result. I plan on getting a Vitamix soon because it will make blending all of the ingredients much easier. I'm currently using my food processor and then dumping it all in the blender with the water and lemon juice for a final blend. Enjoy the energy and glowing skin that you'll have by drinking more greens for breakfast. Please let me know what your experience is in the comments section below.
Ingredients (64 ounces / 2-4 servings)
- 1 ½- 2 cups very cold, filtered water
- 6 cups spinach, chopped
- 5 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 stalks of organic celery
- 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
- 1 organic pear, cored and chopped
- 1 organic banana
- 1/2 cup fresh organic lemon juice
- Ice cubes (the extra coldness can help newbies with the taste)
- 1/2 cup of organic cilantro
- 1/2 cup of organic parsley
Add water, spinach and chopped romaine to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed; mix until smooth.
Gradually move to higher speeds and add the herbs, celery, pear, and apple. Add the banana and lemon juice last.
*For 1 serving, cut out one of the fruits and the celery.
Note: I encourage you to mix and match your greens and fruit. Vary this recipe with kale, chard, arugula, and the like. Just avoid melons, as they don’t combine well with other produce.