Sometimes you need a nice, green smoothie to detox. Especially if, like me, you have some health-related diet restrictions that mean every now and then you have to purge all the junk food from your life to get yourself back in order. That means no McDonald’s drive-thru between errands (I’m looking at YOU, husband!), no takeout pizza, no late-night Girl Scout cookies, and no fistfuls of snickers from the candy dish at work.
This recipe comes to us from The Wishful Chef, which is one of my top go-to sites for green smoothies, simple, fresh recipes, and gorgeous photos.
- 1 bag of frozen blueberries, about 12 oz. (or 1 to 2 cups)
- 1-2 bananas, fresh or frozen (I used 2 small, fresh bananas)
- 4-6 celery stalks
- 10-16 oz. coconut water (I had a 14 oz. bottle of Zico handy; I prefer the taste of VitaCoco)
Blend all ingredients together and process until smooth, taking care to put the water in first so your blender doesn’t jam.
Celery is a staple in my smoothies. It adds a light, fresh flavor, and best of all it has countless health benefits — it’s an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and potassium, and on top of that it’s fiber-rich and may help lower cholesterol.
This recipe will make enough for roughly two smoothies; put them in a pitcher in your fridge, and enjoy for breakfast in the morning!