Morning Detox Smoothie- Romaine, Lemon, Ginger, Coconut Water

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Hi All! So many of my friends have asked me to post more smoothie recipes. Smoothies are a great morning breakfast meal replacement because they are quick, easy and pack a bunch of nutrients to fuel your day. I’ve been hearing buzz about a romaine lettuce smoothie, that uses any combination of lettuce, parsley, apple, pear, coconut water and lemon juice. Enjoy this pre-workout, post-workout or as a meal replacement!

Here’s the breakdown:

Romaine: Rich in B vitamins, Vitamin K, heart healthy Beta Carotene and Vitamin C. It is also rich in folic acid and potassium. It’s like nature’s one-a-day multivitamin!  A lot of people aren’t salad lovers. And if you’re not a huge fan of salads, like me, try putting greens in your smoothies to get the same nutrients.

Banana: Rich in potassium, fiber and adds sweetness to the smoothie

Coconut Water: Low in calories and high in electrolytes, and just plain delicious!

Ginger: Known for it’s medicinal properties, ginger is anti-inflammatory and boosts immunity and adds a spicy kick!

Parsley: Parsley contains many essential vitamins, including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A. It is great for flushing out toxins.

Chia seeds: Contain protein and are a vegetarian source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

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To Prepare:

  1. Combine 1/2 inch nub of ginger  (Less than 1 tsp grated), 2-3 leaves of romaine, 1 ripe banana, , 1/2 cup of coconut water, a handful of parsley, 1 tsp chia seeds  and the juice of 1 lemon wedge.
  2. Add water as necessary and blend.
  3. Bottoms up!

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