Morning Ritual: Detoxifying Beauty Smoothie


Saint Patrick’s day is behind us and I still can’t believe April is approaching so quickly. I want the year to slow down a bit yet I’m also excited for the warmer months to come. I’ve somehow managed to avoid the infamous call of the Shamrock Shakes at McDonald’s this year and have been indulging my body with a much healthier ritual. I love a good beauty product but nothing is quite as effective as
feeding your body with a cocktail of detoxifying and beautifying ingredients. I start out almost every morning with a super green detox smoothie. I drink it before I eat my breakfast so that I can rehydrate, balance, and nourish my body from the inside out. My recipe makes 2 servings so Will drinks the other one or I save it for a post work out drink. Green smoothies retain all the fiber unlike juices so it takes longer to digest and will keep your sugar levels from spiking.  If I’m running late on time for an actual meal, I’ll swap out the coconut water for almond milk and throw in some frozen bananas, pineapples, and dates for a more filling option. I’ve noticed visibly brighter skin and an increase in energy since I’ve started this little regimen and have been getting a lot of use out of my Vitamix, my favorite kitchen purchase to date.

Super Green Smoothie Recipe: (2 servings)
2 cups chopped kale
2 cups spinach
1 medium cucumber
1/2 lemon peeled
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup coconut water with aloe vera juice (I found mine at Trader Joe’s)
2 stalks celery
1/2 cup parsley
3/4 ice cubes
*use stevia for extra sweetness as needed
                                                                                                                                                                    For a filling breakfast smoothie:
Replace coconut water with 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4-6 pitted medjool dates (for sweetness)
1/2 cup frozen pineapples
1 frozen banana sliced


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