This smoothie recipe is sure to help to hit the reset button for a healthy and happy 2017! The cucumber is hydrating and there over 2 cups of leafy greens packed in to support detox. With 4 vegetable and 2 fruit servings inside, this densely packed smoothie will leave you feeling energetic and ready to take on the New Year!
Serves: makes 1 large serving or 2 smaller servings
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup packed, stemmed kale leaves
1.5 cups packed baby spinach
1/4 cup unpacked fresh mint leaves
1 ripe medium pear, cored and chopped
1 medium frozen banana, roughly chopped
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1.5 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh peeled ginger
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
3-5 ice cubes
In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. You may need to add small amounts of water as you blend to achieve a smooth consistency.
(Adapted from: Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon)