Makes one large serving
I make this often in the warmer months, and it tastes best if fresh. If I have to catch an early morning ferry, I prep all the ingredients the night before. In the morning I throw them into the Vitamix, blend for a minute while I’m getting ready to leave, pour it into a portable container, and I’m out the door. Then I can enjoy it while I’m waiting in the ferry line, listening to nice music.
1 – 1 ½ carrot, depending on the size, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 stalk celery, cut into 1-inch chunks
¼ – ½ cucumber, depending on the size, cut into 1-inch chunks
2-3 kale leaves
1 handful of baby spinach
A dozen or so stalks of parsley
¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1½-inch piece of fresh ginger (optional)
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
½ – 1 cup alternative milk such as almond, cashew or coconut OR water
- Place the ingredients in the blender, layering the hardest texture on the bottom and moving up to the lightest weight on the top.
- Pour in the liquid, adding as much as necessary to achieve the consistency you prefer.
- Start blending at low speed and move up to high speed. Blend at least one minute or longer for a smoother texture.
- Pour into glass and drink immediately
Notes: Sometimes I add other ingredients, depending on what I have on hand, such as almond butter, flax seeds, and avocado. I typically don’t add fruit because I don’t want fructose first thing in the morning when I break my fast – this just spikes the blood sugar. But depending on the flavor of the ingredients I’ve used, I may add a pitted Medjohl date or some organic blueberries. Both these fruits are nutrition powerhouses.
Usually I eat some raw Brazil or other nuts along with this because I like to have something to ‘chew.’ If not, I add Rejuvenate!™ Plus High RNA & High Protein Sweet Green Superfood.
Source: Developed by Stephanie Prima