Spring is all about a clean start when our bodies naturally crave raw cleansing foods, which makes these green smoothie recipes the perfect way to enjoy all types of fresh spring produce.
Many people start a cleanse in March to detox themselves from heavier foods in the winter, or to simply reboot their bodies as the season begins to change.
With the air becoming lighter, the sun being just a bit brighter, and when foods are fresher than ever, what better time to start loving green smoothies than springtime?
Each of these green smoothie recipes have unique nourishing and cleansing properties.
Cleansing isn’t synonymous with dieting, and this isn’t a prescription for weight loss.
Cleansing is about giving our bodies a needed rest from heavier digestion during the winter months and treating them to raw, energizing foods.
These green smoothies are delicious and if you are new to green smoothie recipes, this is the perfect time to try them!
I hope you enjoy!
1. The Ultimate Super Smoothie
Perhaps this one might just be the king of all green smoothie recipes.
Featuring beautifying, cleansing ingredients such as spinach, avocado, romaine lettuce, lemon and chia seeds, this smoothie will have you glowing from the inside out.
It is sweetened only with 2 dates, which are known as nature’s candy, and is completely raw.
It makes a perfect breakfast that tastes like a thick milkshake and will keep you full through lunchtime.
2 cups filtered water
1 avocado ( pitted and peeled from the flesh)
1 head romaine lettuce
3 cups organic spinach
2 medjool dates ( or you may sub in ¼ tp.
pure stevia for lower sugar) - honey would also work here ( about 2 tsp.)
Juice from one lemon
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
In a large blender, such as a Vitamix , Blendtec, Nutribullet or Magic Bullet, place all the ingredients in the order listed.
A normal household blender will also work but may take a little longer.
Blend on low for 10 seconds and increase to high speed for 10 more seconds until a thick, shake-like consistency is reached.
Consume immediately or place in the fridge for later use.
This smoothie will keep one day in the fridge.
You may also freeze and thaw if you wish.
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