Green Smoothie

A new morning ritual for me since landing on the east coast from our month long road trip has been a green smoothie for breakfast. Lately I've been thinking more about how I feel after eating something (since after all that feeling lasts a lot longer than the meal itself does). I definitely can't complain about how I feel after a green smoothie. It fills me up, it's refreshing, and even wakes me up.

- Fill your blender to the top  with greens and one cup of water (this could be kale, romaine, arugula, or any mixture of these)

- After blending your greens, add one cup of ice cubes, one apple, and one pear

- Finally, blend in one large or two small bananas, juice of half a lemon, and a sprig of parsley

I adapted this recipe from The Beauty Detox Solution, which I've read through twice now since it's got so much good information in it. It talks about not only what you eat, but the order in which you eat those things. Simplifying digestion for your body leaves you more energy to do things a little more exciting than lounging on the couch in a food coma. If you haven't read it already, I definitely recommend it!