Reset Button Green Smoothie

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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

 

INGREDIENTS:

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

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

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)