This nutrient packed thick & creamy Rejuvenating Green Detox Smoothie will help get your body get back on track and feeling it’s best.
A new year usually means new goals and resolutions, with most of them being health or fitness related. It is great to see how everyone is so dedicated to eating healthy and being active. While I don’t think we need the new year to make healthy changes, it is good to start somewhere. I think being active and healthy is a lifestyle and something that is worked on continuously throughout the year. The new year is a great place to start though!
While I like to keep it healthy all year, the holidays are definitely a time of indulging. I find myself eating things I normally wouldn’t and drinking alcohol a lot more frequently. After a week of my family being here, I am so ready to get back to my daily routines and eating habits.
That is where this smoothie comes in. There is something about green smoothies that makes me feel refreshed and rejuvenated. They are a great way to get in some greens early in the morning and get your body/digestion going. Sometimes smoothies are loaded with fruit though, which essentially translates to sugar. This spikes your blood sugar, causing it to fall fast, and making you feel tired and sluggish. I tried to pack this one with not a lot of fruit, healthy fats, and lots of nutrients.
Ginger helps stimulates digestion and boosts circulation. By boosting circulation, ginger helps a systemic cleansing through the skin, bowels, and kidneys. Lemon also aids digestion by stimulating the flow of saliva, thus easing the work of the liver. It also works as a diuretic and laxative. Both of these ingredients are great in the morning to get your digestion system revving for the day. It has avocado in it, which helps give a creamy texture and adds healthy fats that keep you full for longer. Chia seeds are packed with omega 3s, antioxidants, and fiber. The apple also adds fiber, which helps keep you full.
Overall, this smoothie packs a nutritional punch in the morning or any time of day you need a pick me up. Give it a try to get back on track to your healthy lifestyle!
By the way, check out my first video!! I told you guys you would be getting more videos and here is the first one! Let me know what you think! The sound is on Instagram, but I am working out the kinks to get it on here!
Rejuvenating Green Detox Smoothie
This nutrient packed thick & creamy Rejuvenating Green Detox Smoothie will help get your body get back on track and feeling it's best.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- juice from 1/2-1 lemon or lime, depending on taste
- 3 cups packed kale or spinach or 1 1/2 cups frozen spinach
- 1/3 of a large cucumber (100 grams)
- 1/2 large green apple (100 grams)
- 1/4 of a large avocado (50 grams, frozen*)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 inches fresh ginger, depending on taste
Add all ingredients in the order listed to a Vitamix or high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Enjoy as a smoothie or as a smoothie bowl with desired toppings!
*Avocado does not need to be frozen, but makes the smoothie cold without adding ice. If your avocado is not frozen, just add a few ice cubes, but be careful to not water it down too much so it keeps a creamy consistency. If you use frozen spinach, then avocado does not need to be frozen.
What are some ways you get back on track after indulging?
This post was posted last year and updated this year with a video and photography!