Smoothie Recipes: Orange Green Smoothie
A Detox Smoothie with Greens
Posted January 5th, 2012 by noelle |
I was first introduced to steamed collard greens while attending college in the South; they’re quite popular down there. And over the years my affection for collard greens has only grown. I’ve discovered the thick, hearty leaves are wonderful sliced in a raw salad, used as a sandwich wrap, and blended in a smoothie. Revitalize your body this week with this detox-friendly smoothie.
Orange Green Smoothie
Serving Size: 1 (~170 calories)
1/2 grapefruit, peeled and sliced into wedges (frozen if possible)
1/2 orange, peeled and sliced into wedges (frozen if possible)
1/4 avocado, pitted and peeled
2 collard green leaves, stems trimmed
1 cup water
4-5 ice cubes
1/8 tsp Stevia
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
- Collard Greens – Collard greens, thanks to their dark green color, are uber-rich in chlorophyll, a natural detox agent. Learn more about beta-carotene rich foods, including collards, here.
Combine the ingredients above into a Blendtec, or good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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