While I would love to say that I drink a fresh green smoothie every morning, I'd be lying. I don't get around to them as often as I'd like, but after a lot of heavy foods it's my go-to. A green juice or smoothie in the morning helps keep up my energy levels up and aids in my digestion - both of which are great after feeling weighed down by consecutive nights of heavy meals.
Green Citrus Breakfast Juice
1 1/2 c coconut water
1 handful of kale, stems removed
1/2 banana, fresh or frozen
2 dates, pitted
1 T coconut oil
1 handful fresh or frozen cranberries
1 orange, peeled
1 T Nordic Superfood, or your favorite superfood powder
1 handful of ice, if you prefer more of a smoothie consistency
Place all ingredients, in order, in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
After eating heavy meals or when you're feeling full or irregular, the enzymes in veggies and greens can aid in digestion. While the verdict is still out on cranberries, they are said to contain acids that help to break down fatty foods. Either way, this fabulous juice left me feeling lighter and more alert!
What is your favorite green juice or smoothie?
XoXo - Be Well,