Since it is January and we are all about goals, health and resolutions, instead of a cocktail this month, I wanted to share my go-to belly buster green smoothie. I eat these frequently in my normal diet but after the holidays I eat one green smoothie everyday as a replacement for lunch to get rid of the excess bulge from holiday goodies.
(Also, I am not an expert in health or diets. I am your average health nut, with the exception of my love of red wine of course 😉
1.5 cups of Kale (I prefer baby kale- it has a milder flavor than dark green tuscan kale, if you are using dark green kale, you may want to cut down amount of kale or add more apple as the kale taste will be very strong)
1/4 cup of fresh Parsley
1 small Cucumber
1 large (or 2 mini) Celery Stalks
3 Apple Slices
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 cup of Water/Crushed Ice Mixture
Sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper
Add all ingredients to blender and blend!
This smoothie is pretty much ALL vegetables. You may want to add more apple to add more sweetness to the smoothie. I use pineapple sometimes to switch up the sweetness. My husband hates these (lol) and if he wants one (cuz he feels like having a glass of veggies here and there) I add more apple for him. I typically eat mine with no apples, once you eat green smoothies everyday, I find you do not need the sweetness anymore! I also may be a freak of nature as I am not a sweets person.
Also, I am not kidding, you will begin to craveee these like crazy once you are on Day 3 or 4. I love them!
Cheers! I will be back with a cocktail come February! (Or maybe sooner… 😉