Well, I just got back from vacation and need to do a bit of a cleanse. When I say ‘cleanse’, I’m talking about no booze, little dairy, little if any beef, more fish, little if any sugar and just really watching what I eat. I am doing this from now until August 18, when we do our annual family camping trip to Mabel Lake. I’ve linked to it so you can check it out – we’ve been going here for years. We love it. We’re super stoked this year because Hudson, our grandbaby, will be two years and 8 months – watching him and his wonder will be amazing.
So, back to my green machine smoothie. This is so easy and yet so good…and, if you feel you don’t get enough greens in your diet daily, this is yet another perfect way to get them.
I have a massive vitamix. I don’t know what I’d do without it. It rocks. You can use any old blender – they will work with this recipe. My recipe makes 6 servings of a 10 oz smoothie. You know those Trader Joe salsa jars with the yellow lid? I have many of those (because I’m addicted to the salsa). I use those jars, they work PERFECT.
- Juice of three lemons
- Spinach (or other dark green). I used spinach instead of kale this time because I bought the BIG bag from Costco. I used AS MUCH as I could stuff in the blender. 🙂
- 1/3 cup of plain yogurt
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup loosely packed flat leaf italian parsley, and stems (use those stems!!)
- Unsweetened coconut milk to desired consistency