Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fresh Start Green Smoothie

Fresh starts are a wonderful thing in life. Recently, this has been a consistent theme for me. I started a new job, switched to a new disease management regimen, and now, looking for a new house. Every "fresh start" comes with a defining moment - a job offer, a cookbook, a workout plan, a For Sale sign in your front yard. It signifies that there's change ahead, which to me is what keeps life fun and interesting.

Fresh Start Green Smoothie

Like in life, sometimes my diet needs a "fresh start." Cleanses and cleansing foods often symbolize this. I will be the first to admit that cleanse is a misleading word, often associated with week-long juicing, body scrubbing and cayenne-spiced waters that result in headaches, mood swings and several trips to the bathroom. They tend to be a bit much for my delicate system, so I stick to much shorter versions or simply just consume cleansing foods, like this green smoothie. 

I realize that I have taken a VERY LONG break from the blog, but with good reason (see list above). Consider this my fresh start! 

Fresh Start Green Smoothie

Fresh Start Green Smoothie

Yields: 1 smoothie 

1/2 avocado
1 pear with skin on
Juice from 1/4 lemon
Handful fresh spinach
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/3 cup filtered water
10 mint leaves (can also use cilantro)
1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)

Add everything into a blender and mix at high speed for several minutes. Scrape down the sides if needed and continue to blend. Eat/Drink immediately for best nutritional value.


  1. I love smoothies so much! I know plenty of recipes. However, from time to time I need an inspiration an I need to find a new recipe. Such a minor changes can lead to bigger changes) For example, green smoothie helps to lose weight.

  2. I tried a few different brands of Green energy drinks. Of all of the brands available, my favorite one is fueled with chlorophyll, fiber, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. I have been drinking it daily for over two years now.