Are you eating dark green, leafy veggies EVERYDAY? If not, you SHOULD! They are great for the liver, high in calcium and magnesium, and highly nutritious. Getting your dark green leafy greens in salads, soups, and stir fries are excellent, but another way to incorporate them in your daily eating is hidden in fresh fruit smoothies! The fastest and most effective way to get the luscious nutrients we need from fruits and vegetables is to drink them.
Gracious Living Popeye Smoothie
- A handful of fresh spinach, kale, or swiss chard
- 1 banana
- Another fruit of choice (orange, mango, pineapple, berries)
- 1 stick celery
- Juice of 1 fresh lemon
- Fresh ginger to taste
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Handful of ice
- Desired amount of clean water (depending on how thick you want the smoothie to be)
Optional: Natural sweetener to taste (I prefer a tad of maple syrup but depending on the fruit, you might not even need a sweetener)
Preparation: Blend till smooth.
Enjoy this energizing, detoxifying, high calcium, easily absorbed protein, satisfying, alkalinizing, anti-inflammatory smoothie!
Learn more about healthy smoothies and juicing to heal the body and improve energy levels at the next Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreat.
You are what you eat.
You are what you think.
~Gracious Living Lifestyle XO