Young and Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge Recipes for September!

This is the official blog post for the September 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge!

We’re so excited to rawk out with you starting on September 1st for 30 days of green smoothies to help you boost your immune system, shed excess weight, clear your skin and raise your energy levels…

What an awesome way to kick start the fall together.

This post will be updated regularly with all the details you need – so bookmark it and stay tuned!

How the challenge works: Your mission is simple – consume 1 smoothie a day for 30 days! This challenge runs 1st September – 30th September.

(Note: this is not a fast. The smoothie is in addition to your regular diet. If you want more guidance around transitioning onto a healthy plant based diet, you can check out our 30 Day REAL Food Meal Plans.)

30 days worth of shopping lists and recipes will be provided for you.

Shopping lists: As fresh food spoils quickly we recommend shopping every 5 days. For this reason, we have organised the shopping lists into 5-day lists (e.g. Days 1-5, 6-10 etc).

Recipes: Recipes will be posted here daily – the day before*. This is for anyone who wishes to make their smoothie the night before and store it for the morning. (You may want to make your smoothie the night before if you tend to be rushed in the morning or if you don’t want to disturb anyone with a blender first thing!)

*Sat, Sun & Mon recipes will be published on Friday so that you’re all set for the weekend.

If you wish to make any ingredient substitutions, feel free, just ensure that your smoothie is plant-based and free from animal products, wheat/gluten and dairy.

Special note: If you are pregnant/nursing or have a health condition we recommend that you avoid potent herbs or superfoods that you’re not sure about and suggest consulting your care practitioner before making dietary changes. In particular, if you are pregnant/nursing you should omit cilantro and parsley. You can read more about that here: Why You Should Not Detox During Pregnancy or Nursing

App: This 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge is totally FREE, you don’t have to purchase the 30 Day Smoothie Challenge App (iOS) to unless you want to!

As this is a new challenge, and this particular challenge’s recipes are not in the App.

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30 Day Shopping List

Shopping List Days 1-5

Fruit

  • 2 apples
  • 3 pears
  • 3 bananas (if bought fresh, peel and freeze at home)
  • 1 lemon

Berries

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Greens

  • 2 cucumber
  • 4 celery ribs
  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup greens of choice

Herbs*

  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup parsley + 1/2 bunch
  • 1/2 cup cilantro

Spices

  • 3-inch piece ginger

Misc.

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp tahini

Optional

  • 4 cup coconut water (use filtered water otherwise)
  • 5 Tbsp. nuts, seeds and/or superfoods

Shopping List Days 6-10

Fruit

  • 1/2 orange
  • 2 kiwi (organic, otherwise peel skin)
  • 3 lime
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen mango

Berries

  • 2 cups frozen blackberries

Greens

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 2 cups green leaf lettuce
  • 1 handful greens of choice

Herbs*

  • 1 cup cilantro

Spices

  • 1-inch piece ginger root

Optional

  • 5 cup coconut water
  • 5 Tbsp. nuts, seeds and/or superfoods

Shopping List Days 11-15

Fruit

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 banana (if bought fresh, peel and freeze at home)

Berries

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Greens

  • 4 head baby bok choy
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 2 handfuls greens of choice

Herbs*

  • 1/2 cup parsley

Spices

  • 4-inch piece of ginger root

Optional

  • 5 cup coconut water
  • 5 Tbsp. nuts, seeds and/or superfoods

Shopping List Days 16-20

Fruit

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 lime
  • 3 oranges
  • 2 1/2 banana (if bought fresh, peel and freeze at home)
  • 3 cups pineapple
  • 2 apples

Berries

  • 1 cup strawberries

Greens

  • 3 kale leaves
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 6 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup green leaf lettuce
  • 2 greens of choice

Herbs*

  • 1 handful basil
  • 1 handful parsley

Misc.

  • 1 cup almond milk

Optional

  • 4 cup coconut water
  • 5 Tbsp. nuts, seeds and/or superfoods

Shopping List Days 21-25

Fruit

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango
  • 1 orange
  • 1 banana (if bought fresh, peel and freeze at home)

Berries

  • 1 cup frozen berries of choice
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

Greens

  • 2 cups green leaf lettuce
  • 2 cucumber
  • 3 celery rib

Herbs*

  • 5 mint leaves
  • 10 basil leaves

Spices

  • 3-inch piece ginger root
  • 2 Tsp. ground cinnamon

Misc.

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

Optional

  • 2 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 5 Tbsp. nuts, seeds and/or superfoods

Shopping List Days 26-30

Fruit

  • 2 banana (if bought fresh, peel and freeze at home
  • 2 pears
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange

Berries

  • 2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries

Greens

  • 4 celery ribs
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 3 handfuls greens of choice
  • 2 cups green leaf lettuce

Herbs*

  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup parsley

Spices

  • 2-inch piece ginger root
  • 2 Tsp. cinnamon

Misc.

  • 2 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Optional

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 5 Tbsp. nuts, seeds and/or superfoods

Stay tuned for further updates!

Recipes

Recipes will be posted here daily – the day before.

*Sat, Sun & Mon recipes will be published on Friday so that you’re all set for the weekend.

Day 1: Apple Basil Inflammation Buster

  • 2 apples, cores removed
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 cup almond milk

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Basil is one of our favourite inflammation reducing herbs. It contains a compound called (E) – beta – caryophyllene or EBC which has been shown to help reduce the symptoms of arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Basil also helps protect the brain, liver and heart from free radical damage.

Day 2: Classic Healing Cleanse Smoothie

  • 2 fresh or frozen bananas
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • ½ cup parsley*
  • ½ cup cilantro*
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
The banana and ginger will work extra hard to help cleanse and clear the digestive tract.
The celery and cucumber are awesome for helping to nourish and cleanse the skin, which is your bodies largest detox organ, as well as working to alkalize your body overall.
The parsley will help to support your kidney function, and the cilantro and lemon will give your liver a boost. If you ever feel a little sluggish or that you system needs a helping hand in the way of detoxification this should be your go to smoothie.
*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 3: Calcium Rich Leafy Green Smoothie

  • 2 pears
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 cup almond milk
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
Calcium is well known for it’s role in strengthening teeth and bones, however, it also helps to maintain healthy blood vessels, regulate blood pressure and prevent insulin resistance (which can lead to Type 2 diabetes).
Many fresh whole foods are naturally rich in calcium. Not only is bok choy a good source of calcium, it is also abundant with the Vitamin K; another bone-builder!

Day 4: Berry Beautiful Smoothie

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley*
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1-2 cups coconut water or water
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
Cucumber, blueberries and spinach all contain antioxidants that help to fight free radicals which can lead to skin damage. The silica in the cucumber will also help to keep your skin clear and well nourished. This smoothie is also hydrating which is very important for skin health.
*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 5: Blueberry Pear Energizer Smoothie

  • 1 pear
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup greens of choice
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 cup coconut water or water
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
This smoothie is full of easy to digest carbohydrates that will leave you feeling energized. The fibre content of this smoothie will slow the release of those carbohydrates into your bloodstream, helping you to keep your energy levels stable until your next meal.
It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. While we do not use vitamins and minerals directly for energy, they are used in energy production processes so in a roundabout way they do help to energize you.

Day 6: Kiwi Omega Booster

  • 2 kiwi (peeled, if non-organic)
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 cup spinach
  • ¼ cup cilantro*
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Kiwis are one of our favourite nutritional powerhouse foods. They are rich in an enzyme called actinidain which will aid your body in the digestion of protein molecules.

They are also full of potassium, a mineral that will help to balance out blood pressure by moderating the effects of sodium. Kiwis can also help to prevent blood clots when eaten on a regular basis.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 7: Uber Nourishing Mango Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 small handful of cilantro*
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 handful of greens of choice
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

This smoothie has a stellar lineup:

  • Mango acts much like pineapple, and will help to digest proteins in your body.
  • Cilantro* is a heavy metal chelator and can help to protect the heart tissues.
  • Limes contain calcium and folate, which help to nourish the bones.
  • Greens are the most concentrated source of nutrients found in foods, when we compare nutrient content per calorie.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 8: Electrolyte Energy Booster

  • 2 celery ribs
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup coconut milk or water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Pineapple, coconut and lime are so good together both in terms of flavour and nutrition. The pineapple will reduce inflammation in your body, coconut milk will nourish your skin and your hair and the lime will help you fight off infection and bacteria.

Day 9: Green Dreams Smoothie

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups green leaf lettuce
  • ¼ cup cilantro*
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Green leaf lettuce is a great source of fibre and contains a range of vitamins and minerals. The general rule of thumb is: The greener the leaf, the better!

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

10: Blackberry Antioxidant Rescue

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • ½ orange, peeled
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • ¼ cup cilantro*
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

You may be able to guess that blackberries are rich in antioxidants just by looking at their rich, dark color. Blackberries are rich in anthocyanins which help to defend the body against age related degeneration as well as cancer cell formation.

They are also rich in rutin which will help to improve circulation, and these berries help to fight inflammation, making them an all around amazing food for helping to prevent disease in general.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 11: Baby Bok Choy Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 head baby bok choy
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 tbsp hemp or chia seeds
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Bok Choy makes another appearance in this smoothie, and this is because we just love it so much! Bok Choy is rich in calcium, which plays a whole host of roles inside your body.

99% of the calcium you ingest goes to maintaining your bones and teeth. The other one percent plays a role in blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve function and cell signalling.

Your cells will use calcium to activate enzymes, transport ions across cellular membranes and to send and receive neurotransmitters. Never underestimate the power of good nutrition.

Day 12: Deep Blue-Green Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 leaves kale, stems removed
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1-2 cups coconut water or water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Did you know that kale has more iron ounce for ounce than ground beef? Thats right! When you combine it with a rich source of vitamin C like you find in our antioxidant rich blueberries you enable your body to absorb up to 30% more of that iron. Pretty cool, right?

Day 13: Soothing Banana Smoothie

  • 2 fresh or frozen bananas
  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • ¼ cup parsley*
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Bananas have a natural anti-acid effect in the body, which can help if you suffer from heartburn. Bananas are also packed with B vitamins that help calm the nervous system if you’re feeling stressed. Being high is potassium, yet low in salt, makes them uniquely capable for reducing blood pressure levels.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 14: Tri-Citrus Detox Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 2 oranges, juiced (if you put the whole orange in your smoothie will be bitter)
  • 2 handfuls of kale, spinach or other greens

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

While lemons are well known for helping alkalize the body, limes are just as effective in their ability to to promote cleansing of the liver. Add oranges to the mix, which help the body absorb iron and calcium, and you have a powerhouse cleansing smoothie!

Day 15: Merry Berry Ginger Smoothie

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley*
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1-2 cups coconut water or water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Cucumber, blueberries and spinach all contain antioxidants that help to fight free radicals which can lead to skin damage. The silica in the cucumber will also help to keep your skin clear and well nourished. This smoothie is also hydrating which is very important for skin health.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 16: Citrus Punch Detox Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 leaves kale, stems removed
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
Citrus fruit is amazing for helping rid the body of excess mucus. Excess mucus can block your bodies ability to properly absorb nutrients. Including citrus fruits into your diet can help to reduce mucus levels in your body and increase the amount of nutrients you are able to get from your food.

Day 17: Healthy Orange Julius

  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
Who says you need egg whites to make a delicious creamy smoothie! This smoothie is packed full of vitamin C, which will help to boost your immune system as well as contribute to the formation of strong, healthy skin.
This smoothie is also rich in iron due to the spinach content. You will be increasing your bodies ability to absorb the iron in your spinach by combining it with the vitamin C rich citrus fruits as well.

Day 18: Strengthening Basil Smoothie

  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 handful basil (if shop bought, save 3-4 leaves for day 20 smoothie)*
  • 2 cups green of choice
  • 1 cup coconut or regular water
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
Basil* contains magnesium, which is important for helping muscles and blood vessels relax, which is very important for blood pressure health
Basil* is a good source of iron, which can help to prevent anemia. Quick tip, if you eat iron rich foods like basil with a vitamin C source like oranges or bell peppers, you increase your bodies ability to absorb the iron.
*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 19: Pink Blush Beauty Smoothie

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 6 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 handful parsley*
  • 1 cup coconut water or regular water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Strawberries are getting a bit of a reputation as a natural teeth whitener. But rather than rubbing them on you teeth, we’d recommend eating them! Berries have the highest antioxidant profile of any fresh fruits. This means that they are well equip to fight free radical damage, helping keep your skin at it’s best.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 20: ‘Banapple’ Basil Smoothie

  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup green leaf lettuce
  • 3-4 basil leaves*
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
Many of us are familiar with the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, and for good reason. Among the many health promoting properties, apples notably contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a pre-biotic, feeding the good bacteria in the gut.
*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 21: Peach Cobbler Green Smoothie

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peaches
  • 2 cups green leaf lettuce
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
Who says health food can’t taste like dessert? Not only is this smoothie totally delicious, it is packed full of healing nutrients. Ginger and cinnamon are herbs that have been used for centuries to help reduce inflammation, cleanse and clear the gut and help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Peaches are known for their ability to nourish the scalp and reduce hair loss.

Day 22: Powered Digestion Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen berries of choice
  • ½ cucumber
  • 5 mint leaves*
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • ½ cup water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

This fantastic smoothie combines the three ninjas of happy digestion: ginger, pineapple and mint*. Ginger has long been used in Asia as a digestive aid and helps fight nausea, mint* is soothing to the stomach and digestive system, and pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which is a powerful digestive aid.

The addition to this smoothie of cucumber and berries add more soothing and cleansing properties for good digestion.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 23: Pink Basil Orange Smoothie

  • 1 celery rib
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 5 leaves basil*
  • 1 cup coconut water or water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Basil* is one of our favourite herbs; it is an antibacterial super star because of the volatile oils it contains. Basil* also contains two compounds called orientin and vicenin which help to protect cell structure and prevent oxygen-based damage.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 24: Super Inflammation Buster

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ field cucumber
  • 5 basil leaves*
  • 1 cup water or coconut water
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Every ingredient in this smoothie will help to sooth and fight inflammation. Special mention goes to the chia seeds which are amazing sources of omega 3 fatty acids which are some of the most powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients out there. Omega 3 fatty acids literally short circuit the inflammation pathways in the body so getting your daily dose through chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts or avocado will help to keep your system healthy and strong.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 25: Cool Cucumber Relaxation Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 celery ribs
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup almond milk

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

It’s banana time! The calming and happy-making properties of this monkey favourite has been long established. Scientists have found that bananas trigger the production of the chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine, which are mood-lifters and are believed to help prevent depression.

Not only do cinnamon and ginger smell wonderful, they both encourage circulation and have anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to relieve some of the aches and pains you may feel after (or before) a long day.

Last but not least, cucumber is very cooling and hydrating, making this a very chill smoothie!

Day 26: Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 2 celery ribs
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 cup coconut milk
Optional:
  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
Strawberries are one of the most popular berries going and for good reason. Not only are these little berries super tasty, they are also so good for your health. Strawberries are awesome at reducing inflammation in the body which is a contributing factor to several diseases. They are also rich in antioxidants which help to protect the body against free radical damage. Strawberries are also rich in a mineral called manganese which will help nourish your bones.

Day 27: Dark Blue Berry Booster

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 4 kale leaves
  • ½ cup cilantro*
  • 1 cup almond milk

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Blueberries are an absolute superstar fruit. Recently, they have been studied for their ability to help improve memory and other cognitive functions. They are low in sugars meaning that they are a great fruit to add to your diet even if you struggle with blood sugar imbalances. On top of that they are high in fibre so are cleansing for the digestive system – researchers have found that even frozen blueberries retain almost all of their amazing health benefits.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 28: Mean Green Banana Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 small handful of cilantro*
  • 1 handful of greens
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 cup coconut water or water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
  1. Bananas are a good source of iron, and can help prevent anemia.
  2. Cilantro* is highly alkalizing for the body.
  3. Greens contain minerals, which can help support bone and teeth health.
  4. Ginger is highly anti-inflammatory.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 29: Green Pear Fibre Booster

  • 2 pears
  • 2 cups green leaf lettuce
  • ¼ cup parsley*
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders

Pears are one of the best sources of dietary fibre in the plant kingdom. Rich in soluble fibre, which is the fibre that absorbs water to help soften and add bulk to the stools, keeping your digestive system clean. This type of fibre is also responsible for helping to reduce cholesterol levels in the body. The skin of the pear is where most of the fibre resides, so be sure to include the skin.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.

Day 30: Apple Blueberry ‘Milkshake’ Smoothie

  • 2 handfuls of greens
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk

Optional:

  • 1 Tbsp nuts, seeds, superfoods and/or plant powders
  1. Greens are high in fibre, which help to literally “sweep” toxins out of your digestive system and out of your body.
  2. Apples can help to increase the bodies levels of acetylcholine, which helps with memory.
  3. Blueberries can help to reduce cholesterol levels.
  4. Cinnamon can help to balance blood sugar levels by managing insulin.

*Omit herbs if you are pregnant or nursing or have a health condition that may result in a contraindication.