I LOVE HALLOWEEN.
But I HATE the day after Halloween. My kids’ behavior is atrocious, I’m tired and the house is a mess. It’s only once a year that my kids get to have “real” sugar, as they call it. And it’s enough. They have to go through withdrawal like a drug addict and it’s super unpleasant.
And of course, who doesn’t sneak a 3 Musketeers or a Reese’s cup on Halloween? I know I do.
So here’s a great smoothie for breakfast, lunch or a snack to beat back bloat and decrease inflammation. Your body will thank you!
Green Detox Smoothie
Yield 1 smoothie
Dark leafy green vegetables and celery have potent health benefits.
Celery alone has been shown to reduce blood pressure as well as bloating and increases hydration. But be careful to ALWAYS buy organic celery as conventional celery is one of the "Dirty Dozen". For more about this, visit EWG.org.
Healthy fats in hemp seeds and avocado help keep you satisfied and help balance blood sugar. Avocado also makes this smoothie creamy and thick!
- 1 apple, chunked
- 1 cup water
- 1 T hemp seeds
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 stalks organic celery
- 1 large fistful of organic romaine lettuce, spinach or kale
- 1 coin of fresh ginger, optional
- 1 scoop collagen protein powder (omit if vegan)
- 1/4 avocado
- Mix all ingedients in high-speed blender.
- Blend (add more water if necessary).
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