Spring is in the air… and in the kitchen! Notice the foods in season in the early spring: baby greens, dandelion, nettles, herbs. All are easy to digest, consumed raw, and have cleansing or detoxifying properties that support skin health and whole-body health. While green juices are popular, juicing removes fiber and some nutrients. On the other hand, a green smoothie allows you to consume the whole plant and reap all its benefits. A smoothie also lends itself to adding collagen protein and other nutrient-rich superfoods.
Pro tip: Use a smoothie to wash down two capsules of Body Kitchen Mega Quercetin Premium Antioxidant Defense for even more antioxidants. Quercetin may be particularly beneficial to use in the spring if you have seasonal allergies.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 serving
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ½ of a medium frozen banana
- 1/2 of a small cucumber
- 1 slice fresh ginger root (or more to taste), chopped (optional)
- Handful of baby spinach
- 2 dandelion leaves
- A few leaves of fresh mint
- Juice from ½ of a lemon
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or walnuts
- 2 scoops Body Kitchen Youthful Beauty Collagen
- Handful of ice (optional)
Recipe Directions:Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition facts (1 serving): 365 calories, 29 grams protein, 13 grams fat, 42 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fiber