Everybody agrees upon the high detox power of greens. And there’s no better way to start the day than with a big mug of green smoothie. Trust me, you will feel the effects in no more than a week: more energy, lighter body, brighter eyes! It is true that you need a good blender for that, but it’s totally worth it.
There’s no real recipe for green smoothies, just two basic rules:
- try not to mix sweet fruits (banana, dried fruits) with acid fruits (citrics, pineapple, pomegranate, tomato) *
- try to alternate daily the types of leaves you use (read here why)
You can actually have any kind of greens you wish, even the ones that wouldn’t taste so good in salads, like radish, kohlrabi or carrot. Not to mention the incredible array of wild edible greens! If you do have access to something like this, it would make the best detox ever.
Just add the fruits and the leaves in the blender, along with a few cups of water and mix until you get the specific smoothie texture. My usual add-ons are:
– one or two tsp of spirulina/ chlorella powder (any other green powder is welcomed)
– a handful of mint, basil or melissa leaves
– grated ginger
As much as you can, try to go with local, seasonal ingredients. If you’re a first timer, start in summer, so you can have plenty of fruits and greens to choose from.
some smoothie making snapshots
more about food combining here, here and here – depends how far you want to go with it 🙂