Fiber gently attaches itself to toxins and pulls them out through the body. Green smoothies are loaded with fiber, unlike juices that have the fiber stripped from them first. There are benefits to both juicing and smoothies, but for the most part when we’re going after energy we like to have a green smoothie in the morning because it helps us to feel full longer and personally I feel more alive!
You can use any fruits and veggies you’ve got lying around to create a smoothie, so if you don’t have all of the ingredients our recipes call for just improvise. Coconut meat can sometimes be found packaged and frozen in the frozen food section of whole foods or another health food store, but if you can’t get it you can either get thai coconuts, use the water in your smoothie and scrape out the meat OR just omit it and use frozen bananas or another frozen fruit instead. Again, with green smoothies it’s all about improvising and being creative, so have fun!
- 1.5 Cups Frozen or Fresh Pineapple
- 1 Cup of Coconut Meat
- 2 Cups of Kale
- 2 Medjool Dates
- 2-3 Cups of Coconut Water or Water
Instructions: Wash and chop your produce and put it all in the Vitamix or high-powered blender. Blend on high until it’s smooth and enjoy. Usually 30 seconds or less in a good blender will do. If you don’t have a Vitamix then try adding more liquid and less ingredients to your green smoothie so you don’t get stuck with a chunky smoothie.
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