I’ve done enough juice cleanses to say I’m finished with juice cleanses for a long time. However, I can’t help but still love to make a refreshing green smoothie to enjoy first thing in the morning – especially after a weekend full of chips and salsa for lunch. (Texas, man.)
Some nutritionists say that lemon and ginger can have some digestive benefits, and who can deny that even just the smell of ginger is so energizing. But together, the flavor combination can be a little hard to swallow, which is why enjoying it in a smoothie can really help you reap the benefits and actually enjoy doing it.
For a dose of greens and energy, here is a recipe for an smoothie we’re loving this week and calling the Energreen Smoothie – you can make it in a flash!
For two Energreen Smoothies…
- Spinach: Three handfuls
- Cucumber: One cup
- Lemon juice: Two teaspoons
- Grated ginger: Two teaspoons
- Stevia or sweetener of your choice, like honey or agave: Two teaspoons
- Water: One cup
- Ice: One cup
Place all the ingredients into your blender, starting with the spinach and saving the ice and water for last. Blend at about medium speed until smooth. Pour into two mason jars or glasses and enjoy immediately, preferably first thing in the morning.