Good ol’ Hippocrates had it right when he said: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
His words couldn’t be truer than when doing a cleanse and incorporating tonifying foods like dandelion into a smoothie.
This powerhouse shake can help remove the body’s joint and cellular toxicity built up over the winter or after a time of over-indulging in heavy foods, drink, and too many processed foods. Additional bonuses may be loss of excess fats, weight and feeling sloggy.
To the recipe!
SPRING TONIC SMOOTHIE
1/2 cup filtered water
1 cup natural coconut water or almond milk (I prefer the creaminess of the almond milk.)
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 cup fresh dandelion leaves (go to this blog to learn how to select the correct & best leaves)
1/2 green apple, cored & seeded. I like Granny Smith variety.
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. chopped fresh ginger root
juice from 1/2 lemon
dash of cayenne pepper
1 scoop whey protein powder, if desired
Add all to high speed blender in manufacturer’s recommended order. Blend until smooth.
Enjoy and delight in the fresh and energizing feeling this mighty smoothie will give you.
A votre sante!