A green fruit and vegetable smoothie in the morning has become an essential part of my morning routine. When I’m not eating avocado toast or grits with honey, I’m opting for a light, nutritious drink. Actually, the lighter I eat in the morning, the more energetic I feel. A green smoothie for breakfast, a salad or bowl for lunch, and fish or chicken for dinner, and I’m golden.Jump to Recipe
Eating Light to Heavy
Over the years, I’ve experimented with clean eating in various forms. I went vegan for 7 years. I even did a 30 day juice cleanse, and from these extreme diets, made connections between food and my health. For starters, I suffer when I eat highly fermentable fibers and starches (e.g. beans and wheat). Since I can rarely tolerate beans, I said goodbye to veganism and immediately felt better eating meat in moderation. In fact, I’ve found that it’s best to eat meat for dinner because it takes a long time to digest.
After reading The Beauty Detox Solution, I’ve incorporated a green smoothie into my morning routine. We detox while sleeping and continue this process well into the morning until we eat breakfast, or break the fast.
We have more energy if we don’t overload our digestive systems. Yet, we need a steady supply of calories for a healthy metabolism. The solution is an easy to digest, low calorie green breakfast smoothie.
This essential green smoothie recipe can be modified easily. Try adding fresh herbs, ice, or subbing coconut water for water for work out days.
Essential Green Smoothie
- 2 stalks celery
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 whole green apple, cored
- 1 whole lemon, juiced
- 1 whole ripe pear, cored
- 1 whole frozen banana
- handful ice, optional
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend on high for up to 2 minutes until completely smooth. For the best taste, serve fresh or portion and freeze for the week.
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