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KIMBERLY SNYDER’S GLOWING GREEN SMOOTHIE
This is one of our FAVORITE go to green smoothie recipes of all time. Kimberly Snyder is a highly sought after nutritionist and for many of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities, and author of The Beauty Detox Solution.
Kimberly’s first book was published in 2011 and has drawn praise from celebrities and experts including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Drew Barrymore, Fergie, LeAnn Rimes, Josh Duhamel, Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde, Channing Tatum, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Jillian Barberie, Tom Hiddleston, Abigail Spencer, Kevin James, Chris Hemsworth, Owen Wilson, and of course, Blender Babes!
This Glowing Green Smoothie (aka GGS) could be a daily staple. It features lots of greens, and fruit to help balance that “green” taste. The lemon gives cleansing benefits in addition to the greens. Mix and match greens with fruit to your liking, or what produce you must use up! Ideally it’s 2 types of greens with 2-3 types of fruits plus lemon.
I personally don’t like celery in it (too strong of a flavor for me), so I leave it out. If I’m trying to detox, I’ll add some parsley or cilantro, or both and use more banana or even some dates to sweeten it up.
I love mixing up the greens & fruit, and sometimes using coconut water instead of filtered water. 🙂
The beautiful thing about the GGS is the idea is to drink a quart or so of green smoothie per day to easily get more than the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables!
If you don’t have a Blendtec or Vitamix or other high powered blender don’t fret, you can still make the Glowing Green Smoothie!
Just follow our tips on making green smoothies with a “regular” blender.
If you try this recipe, share your rating with us in the comments section below.
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- 12 to 16 ounces filtered water
- 1 head Romaine lettuce
- 1 cup spinach
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 apple cored
- 1 pear cored
- 1 banana
- Juice 1/2 lemon
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in the jar in order listed
- For Blendtec: Press the SOUP Button
- For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run for 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROMAINE AND SPINACH
Romaine: Just 1 cup of romaine lettuce meets the entire daily requirement of vitamin A, which works with vitamin C to create beautiful skin and prevent high cholesterol.
Spinach: Experts have identified at least thirteen different flavonoid compounds in spinach that provide antioxidant and/or anti-cancer benefits. These substances, along with other nutrients, offer a variety of healthy reasons to eat spinach – OFTEN!