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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jolly Green Drink

Tonight I made the Green Drink that has been featured on Opera and Dr. Oz.  I didn't try it because they convinced me, I just happened to talk to a friend who tried this recipe and liked it!  I had decided after being semi sick for the last two months, I needed to clean out my system of any lingering toxins.  This is also known as a cleanse.  I talked to a couple of my "health gurus," as I refer to them, about ones they have tried and recommended.  I ended up with the green drink one and another herbal detox in the form of a pill from Whole Foods.
  I now write you to tell you of the GREEN DRINK!  The recipe has different variations but I provide a basic one below:
2 cored apples
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup of chopped parsley
1-2 celery sticks
small chunk of ginger root peeled
1 squeezed lemon
1 medium cucumber

Place in blender with 4 oz. of water, add water to get consistency you like.  Add ice if you'd like.  If you would like to you can add other things such as: a banana or carrot juice!

So this is what I made tonight, and if you know me, you know I absolutely hate celery, unless cooked down to tasteless in a soup. Needless to say, I had really opened my mind to the cleansing idea... I must say this shake was delicious!  I obviously catered it to my taste but you surprisingly can't taste the celery and spinach, in fact, it was mainly ginger and apple I tasted. I did add a lot of ginger root but that is because I know it is really good for you!

So I know dressing it up like a margarita may have made it go down a little easier, but it looks kinda like a delicious shake of an add color, and the green color from the spinach goes well on the mind with the apple flavor! 

My verdict is that this smoothie, which I am supposed to drink for 2 weeks along with a balanced diet, is a success, in the flavor department.  The color might put people off, along with the ingredients, but if you are going for super healthy and fibrous, then this is the shake to supplement your diet with.  

**Okay who am I to rate this kind of thing?  No one but your taste buds matter when deciding on a diet don't they?? You can't neglect those!!

<3 Suz

P.S.  I'm doing a snow dance for Michigan to get lots of snow during the lake effect starting tomorrow!!!

1 comment:

  1. Look out COL -- I just know you're about to have a huge spurt of energy and enthusiasm!