Tasty Tuesday ~ So Simple Green Smoothie

As long as I’m on a smoothie roll (last week being a luscious turmeric smoothie), this week I’d like to share my basic green smoothie recipe. Simple and nutritious. I especially like this one as it consists of ingredients that are staples in my fridge.

Simple Green Smoothie

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Blend together:
3 lg. Romaine leaves
2 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber, peeled
Sm. handful parsley
1 apple or 1 pear, not peeled (remove seeds)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 T. chia seeds (optional – see my note below)
1 1/2 – 2 c. cold water

A few of the benefits of these simple ingredients:

Romaine: loaded with protein, calcium, Omega 3’s, iron, and B vitamins.

Celery: rich with Vitamin A, helps reduce bad cholesterol, has magnesium which helps soothe the nervous system.

Cucumber: numerous antioxidants and B vitamins.

Parsley: Vitamin K which helps improve bone health.

Apples: boosts the immune system and helps detoxify the liver.

Pears: fiber, Vitamin C, potassium.

Lemons: rich in Vitamin C. Also helps detoxify the liver.

Chia seeds: packed with fiber, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. If you’ve never used chia seeds before, be warned: they “gel” the drink very quickly. I don’t like the texture at all, so when I add chia seeds I do it just before drinking the smoothie — having some floss nearby isn’t a bad idea either. Chia seeds are amazingly good for the body and I often add them to my juices and smoothies.

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This is my favourite green smoothie ~  tasty and nutritious for very little cost and effort.

I hope you are inspired to try it! I also highly recommend Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Boutenko if you are interested in expanding your horizons in the land of green smoothies.