Confession time, friends: I went totally overboard with the sugar, booze, and processed food over the long weekend holidays in January holidays. February seems to still be boring to give up my junk binging. I’m really ready to get back to feeling like myself and this smoothie is one of my favourite ways to get on track after a celebration binge. This mix hydrates and restores vital nutrients that I missed while making a dinner of cookies and champagne. Do not be afraid of this smoothie! Even though it looks scary, I promise you can’t taste the spinach. The end result is a smooth, creamy, delicious smoothie. Bonus: you just feel healthier while drinking something green. It’s a fact.
Green Power Detox Smoothies
Makes two smoothies
½ cup unsweetened almond, soy, coconut, or cow’s milk*½ cup orange juice½ cup coconut water½ cup low-fat, plain Greek yogurt2 handfuls fresh spinach1 large, very ripe banana3-4 ice cubesOther optional additions: protein powder, chia seeds, flax seed, cocoa powder, berries, nut butters*
Add all ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Blend on high until very, very smooth. Pour into glass and enjoy.
Nutrition: Serving size, 1 smoothie. Servings per recipe, 2. Nutrition per serving: Calories, 160. Total Fat, 2.6g (Sat., 1g, Poly., 0.2g, Mono., 0.1g). Total Carbs, 30g (Fiber, 3g, Sugars 19.1g). Protein, 7.5g. Vitamin A, 90% RDA. Vitamin C, 65% RDA. Vitamin B-6, 26% RDA, Folate, 28% RDA, Vitamin E, 18% RDA.
*Nutrition calculated using ½ cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and none of the optional additions