This smoothie is so easy, packed with nutrients, delicious, and fat free that you'll be wondering why you hadn't tried it earlier. It's meant to be part of a 24 hour juice cleanse, but this detoxifying drink is good enough to drink as a filling standalone breakfast. Drinking this for breakfast this morning, the light and refreshing taste reminded me of summer and not the dead of winter, which was a welcome feeling for sure.
The other day I bought Toronto-based Fresh Restaurant's latest cook book, "Super Fresh" and it is chock full of different and creative vegan recipes, including this "Easy Green" smoothie. It's meant to be made with a juicer, but until I have one of those, my blender will do. If blended long enough, it actually turns out pretty smooth.
Here is the recipe (it'll probably cost you about $8 - $10 to make):
1/2 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 cup lightly packed Spinach
1 cup lightly packed Kale
1 English cucumber
2 cups chopped pineapple
3 green apples
Blend/Juice and enjoy!
Tip: If you have a blender like me, save some time chopping and washing the ingredients and use pre-trimmed, pre-washed Kale from Trader Joes or Whole Foods. And try a package of frozen chopped pineapple from Trader Joes or Wegmans. It may cost a bit more, but it's a huge time saver and still provides all of the nutrients as if you had cut them yourself.