Day 10: Detox Anyone? Green smoothie recipe

Hello my beautiful friends,

By now you already know I love green smoothies, especially when in need of a cleanse, detox or just because I’m craving it. They are a super healthy and an easy way to increase your daily intake of greens, veggies and fruits.

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Vogue magazine and a green healthy smoothie = Happy girl 🙂

Reasons to drink a green smoothie:

  1. Easiest way to get your daily 5 servings of vegetables and fruits.
  2. Promotes weight loss – as some of the ingredients might also boost your metabolism.
  3. It’s immune boosting, as it’s rich in vitamins, minerals and a great source of anti-oxidants.
  4. A great source of natural energy.
  5. Healthy, easy, quick (you can even take it on the go) and delicious!

I tend to switch the ingredients from time to time according to my body’s needs, but to be honest it mainly depends on what I have in hand stored in my fridge. For example if I buy broccoli one week, the following one will be spinach, then if I get eggplant in another week, the following I’ll get beetroot… and so on… (yes i do follow a color scheme for food, always something green, something purple and something red – so per week I always get at least 3 different veggies stocked in my fridge).

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Below one of my favorite combos, hope you enjoy it 🙂

Green smoothie recipe: 

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 or 2 pieces of broccoli
  • 1 kiwi
  • half banana
  • 3 leaves of fresh mint
  • a slice of fresh ginger
  • almond milk to taste
  • cinnamon to taste

Tip: *To boost the detoxifying properties of the smoothie I like to add a coffee spoon of spirulina.

Directions: Mix it all together in a blender and top with your favorite super foods!

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Stay beautiful,

Joana

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