Over the weekend, we had law prom (yes, really!) and while there were no corsages or awkward dates, there was a lot of dressing up and a lot more open bar. As a result, I tricked my poor mid-twenties body into thinking it could handle liquor like a 21 year old sorority girl at UCSB. MISTAKE. SO MANY REGRETS. I spent today getting back on tracking by doing hot yoga (painful but necessary) and drinking more veggies than an African Elephant (world's largest herbivore) consumes in a year. Not really, but you get the idea. Here's the recipe for my favorite green-detox-fit girl-fit life forever-i regret my poor weekend choices smoothie.
[Recipe makes about 2-3 smoothies]
2 cups greens (i like spinach or kale with stems removed)
2 cups liquid (coconut water, almond milk, fresh juice or any combo of these)
3 cups mixed frozen fruit (mango/pineapple/berries/peach)
Chopped ginger, Chia seeds, Phytonutrient powder, Protein powder (some or all)
- Blend the greens with the liquid first to make sure it's really smooth. You can use more greens and less fruit if you are trying to minimize sugar consumption.
- Add in the fruit. You can use a combination of frozen and fresh, but be sure to use something frozen or add ice cubes. If you add ice, you'll need more liquid.
- Finally, add in all your "super" goodies at the end and blend until smooth.
- Chug until you feel normal and healthy and glowy again. Repeat. Force your roommate and/or significant other to try your green concoction also. Sharing is caring!