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Too much holiday cheer? Give Yourself a Green Smoothie Lift.

January 2, 2012

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year. It’s the time to see loved ones, catch up, and reminisce. The only problem is the inevitable stuffed mushroom, glass of champagne or iced gingerbread cookie that seems to have taken up permanent residence in your hand.

Now that the holidays are behind us, what better way to kick off the New Year than with a nice big green smoothie? Your body will thank you! 

Green Lift Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale, finely chopped
  • 1-2 grated carrots
  • 3 cups boiled water
  • 1 cup coconut milk 

Directions

  1. Add kale, carrot and water to a blender and puree very well, about 2 minutes
  2. Add coconut milk and blend for 10-15 seconds more
  3. Serve warm or place in the fridge and serve chilled

For a little bit of extra spice, add a slice of ginger or a dash of cayenne pepper. Not only will these add a little zing to your smoothie, but the spices may also fend off any winter illnesses that you feel coming on!