Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Mother of ALL Veggies Smoothie

Veggie Lovers REJOICE!!!! I have to admit, I'm slightly shocked at how GREAT this smoothie turned out! It is down-right delicious! I'm loved every sip and was sad when it was gone. It tastes more like juice because its consistency is quite thin; it's not at all thick like your typical smoothie.  It is bursting, absolutely bursting, with flavor!!! You get the saltiness from the celery, and well, the sea salt, of course; the lemon gives it a much needed tang and the yellow bell pepper gives it just a hint of sweetness. Think of the vitamins, the enzymes, the fiber!!!!!! Do your taste buds AND your body good and whip up this green goddess STAT!!!

Please don't be scared, just trust me.....this smoothie is amazing!! Let me know how you like it!!

*Try to buy organic produce when possible. If you can't find organic, wash veggies with a veggie wash (you can find this wash in the produce section at most grocery stores)

**This recipe makes two smoothies

***Smoothies are best when consumed on an empty stomach (this helps prevents any acid reflux)

2 large handfuls of fresh baby spinach
2 ripened tomatoes on the vine
1 small or half of a large cucumber
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded
2 celery stalks
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 of a lemon, rind removed and seeded
1 cup water
1 cup ice cubes
A dash or two of Tabasco sauce, if you like a little heat, OPTIONAL!

Blend all ingredients in a high power blender (I have a Vitamix). Repeat if needed to get a smooth, thin consistency. If you do not plan on drinking all of this at once, it is fine to store the left overs in the refrigerator - but, you will want to blend it again just before drinking. Enjoy!!

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