#10 Smoothie B (IG)Detox Green Smoothie

By Dr. Jessica Cardona, H.BSc, ND

A great morning breakfast to support the detoxification process. Packed with nutritional value, this Detox Green Smoothie recipe will make a great start to your day! 

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups Kale leaves

1 Cucumber (chopped)

1 Lemon (juiced)

2 Pears (peeled and chopped)

1 tbsp Ginger (grated)

1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed

1 1/2 cups Water

5 Ice Cubes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Be patient! No one likes clumps in their smoothies. It may take 1 minute or longer to get a great, smoothie-consistency.

  2. Divide between glasses and enjoy!


NOTES:

No kale: Use spinach.

No pears: Use apples.

Metabolism Boost: Add 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.

Make it Sweeter: Add 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango.

More Protein: Add a scoop of protein powder or hemp seeds.


NUTRITION (Amount per serving):

Calories  164

Fat  2g

Carbs. 38g

Fiber  9g

Sugar  21g

Protein  4g

Cholesterol  0mg

Sodium  31mg

Vitamin A  2225IU

Vitamin C  61mg

Calcium  171mg

Iron  2mg

Vitamin D  0IU

Vitamin B6  0.2mg

Magnesium  52mg

Zinc  1mg