Health in a Cup

Is there any better breakfast than a nourishing green smoothie? I think not!

Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, they are an excellent way to start your day. They’re detoxifying, energizing yet calming, and revitalizing to the whole body. By drinking a green smoothie first thing in the morning, you’re setting yourself up to make healthy decisions for the rest of the day. You don’t want all your hard work going down the drain, do you?

If drinking vegetables sounds gross to you, keep in mind that the fruit will give it a hint of sweetness, so you won’t taste them as much. Feel free to add more fruit if you’re just getting started on green smoothies and don’t have the palate yet. But don’t worry! Over time your taste buds will adapt and you’ll actually start to crave them!

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 medium pear
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 large knob of ginger, grated (use more or less depending on preference)
  • 1 tsp. spirulina
  • 1-2 Tbs. ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup water (add more if needed to blend properly)

Instructions

Place all ingredients in blender, with larger pieces on bottom. Add water last. Blend until smooth and pureed. Sip slowly throughout the morning and feel yourself getting healthier!

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