Start your day right


Last year I gave up the coffee habit and replaced it with hot lemon water and a glowing green smoothie from Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Detox Foods book. It wasn’t the easiest transition for me but now I’m hooked. I wake up every morning to a cup of hot lemon water and about 30 minutes later I’ll have the green smoothie. I can’t go a day without it. This morning ritual is so detoxifying. You’ll feel a difference in the way you look and feel! Here’s the recipe:

Green Smoothie

Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe:

1½-2 cups  water
¾ pound organic romaine lettuce, rough chopped, about 1 head
½ head large bunch or ¾ small bunch organic spinach
3-4 organic celery stalks, halved
1 organic apple, cored, seeded, quartered
1 organic pear, cored, seeded, quartered
1 organic banana, peeled
½ fresh organic lemon, peeled, seeded

Place water, romaine, spinach, celery, and optional ingredients, if using, into the Blender in the order listed and secure lid.
Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stop machine and remove lid.
Add apple, pear, banana and lemon to the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Serving size: 7½ c

Note: I make my green smoothie without the lemon. My kids don’t like it 😦

To save time in the morning, I make a large batch on the weekends and store them in mason jars in the fridge.