This has been the season of green things: spring minestrone, asparagus spinach soup, and green smoothies. The tones of green have been pretty incredible and plentiful. A couple of weeks ago things got a bit hectic and I felt like I needed some extra fuel. I had this every morning and my body loved the extra dose of goodness. The parsley, ginger and spinach really help to cleanse and purify the blood and help you create an alkaline state. Plus, I like knowing that I started the day with a few extra servings of veggies. Always a good omen in book.
Green Detox Smoothie
2 large handfuls of spinach
1/3 cup parsley or cilantro (stems OK)
1 inch piece of ginger
1 organic apple, cored (gala or pink lady, but really anything works)
1 celery stalk, cleaned and roughly chopped
1 cup water
juice of 1/2-1 lemon
Blend spinach, water, parsley/cilantro, and ginger until liquid and foamy. Add apple, celery, and lemon juice and blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Adjust lemon juice, if needed. Serve over ice, if desired. Enjoy.