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Green Detox Smoothie

    This immunity-boosting green smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins and nutrients to give you long-lasting energy. 

    Green Smoothie recipe in a glass

    Ok friends, we’ve officially made it to week 3 of the 28 Days to a Healthier New You healthy living challenge! In case you missed it, in Week 1 we encouraged you to Cook at Home More Often and in Week 2 we challenged you to Take 10,000 Steps a Day.

    This week we are back to focusing on the nutrition aspect of healthy living and challenge you to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into every meal! While most of us are pretty good about getting in one or two servings of the same two or three vegetables a day, Dara and I want to encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and try incorporating a wider variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet this week and beyond.

    Apple Ginger Green Smoothie a healthy vegan breakfast recipe

    To get you started, I’m sharing one of my go-to green smoothie recipes. Completely versatile and customizable,

    Green Smoothie recipe a healthy vegan breakfast

    What’s the best combination for a green smoothie?

    If you’re looking for something that is both tasty and nutritious, I love using a combination of leafy greens such as organic baby spinach, parsley, apple, orange, ginger and lemon juice. For extra antioxidants, I love adding cinnamon and turmeric as well.

    Recipe tips & Substitutions:

    If you don’t have spinach on hand, try swapping it out with kale. No parsley? Try mint instead. This recipe is a great way to use up whatever fruits and vegetables you have on hand. For maximum nutrition, I blend the fruit whole with the skin on so that I get all of the fiber and other nutrients in the skin. Additionally, unlike juicing, smoothies keep you fuller longer because it takes your body longer to digest.

    Your straw is waiting.

    Green Smoothie recipe in a glass

    Green Detox Smoothie

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    This immunity-boosting green smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins and nutrients to give you long-lasting energy. 
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 1

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 cups Organic Baby Spinach
    • 1 cup parsley
    • 1 medium orange (peeled)
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 inch piece ginger root (peeled)
    • ½ medium apple
    • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 cup water

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Serve as is or over ice.

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 51.4gProtein: 7.6gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.9gSodium: 138mgFiber: 18.3gSugar: 28g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    22 Comments

    1. This looks so good, Liz!! By the way, I was re-reading your 35 facts about yourself. I realized that I started following your blog after your appearance on the Today Show in January 2013. Soooo, I am celebrating 4 years of great recipes and looking at pictures of your cute boys!! (You and your husband are cute too, of course!!????). Happy anniversary!!????????????????????☕️????

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