This is not a Healthy Smoothie HQ original recipe, but rather the brainchild of the vibrant Kimberly Snyder. This smoothie is so awesome I had to re-post it on my site.
What sets this green smoothie apart from the competition is the sheer amount of green vegetables it calls for.
Greens are in a class of their own providing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and overall nutrition. By blending your greens you help break down the cell wall and unlock all the key nutrients for your body to absorb and assimilate.
The more green vegetables, green smoothies, and green juices you consume on a daily basis the more your skin will glow with radiance.
Kimberly offers a great smoothie tip in her recipe post – make a larger than normal smoothie, drink some, and save the rest for later. If covered and refrigerated, this smoothie will keep for about two and half days.
For the original recipe and background information, hop on over to Kimberly’s site by clicking here.
I was made aware of this smoothie after stumbling upon an excellent article by Kimberly, “Healthy” Smoothies that are Actually as Bad as Junkfood. It’s a good reminder and reinforcement that not all smoothies are created equal. I posted a similar article a while back, What Makes a Smoothie Unhealthy? Both articles highlight the ingredients you’re best to avoid adding into your blender.
If you’re new to green smoothies you may want to reduce the amount of greens this calls for. Now go make this smoothie and get your glow on!
The Official Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups very cold, filtered water
- 6 cups spinach, chopped
- 5 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
- 2 stalks of organic celery
- 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
- 1 organic pear, cored and chopped
- 1 organic banana
- 1–2 Tbs. fresh organic lemon juice
- Ice cubes (the extra coldness can help newbies with the taste)
- 1/2 cup of organic cilantro
- 1/2 cup of organic parsley
Load all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.
Please leave a comment below if you try the official glowing green smoothie. Happy Blending!