After posting about the roller coaster that was my skin, I had some requests for my green smoothie recipe. As I stated earlier, I was introduced to the “Glowing Green Smoothie” through Kimberly Snyder, and her recipe can be found here.
My recipe makes four 16-oz. smoothies, and my husband and I both drink at least one a day. One smoothie used to not fill me up, so I’d have some oatmeal on the side, or add flax or chia seeds directly into the blender, but now just the fiber from the fruits and greens is enough.
Also, please know that I am, in no way, shape or form, a nutritionist/nutritional coach/dietitian/etc. – just someone who wants to be healthy – so always ask a health professional before starting or changing your diet plan!
ELn Skin Saver Smoothie:
10 ounces organic greens (usually spinach or kale)
3 cups of filtered water
Juice from one lemon
½ cup orange juice (ish, I just fill it up to the 3.5-cup mark on my blender)
Blend until smooth (unless you have a super-powered blender, then you can throw everything in at once)
1 ripe banana
½ cup organic frozen berries (the fruit doesn't need to be frozen, it's just easier for me)
Blend until smooth
Pour into four 16-oz jars
Keeps in the fridge for up to four days
Sometimes I’ll swap the banana for an avocado or the berries for frozen mango, peaches, or pineapple – if you’re feeling feisty, an avocado/pineapple mix with a little fresh cilantro and a dash of cayenne powder is delicious. Have fun experimenting, and let me know if you have any skin breakthroughs. Enjoy!