You wouldn’t necessarily think to put romaine in a smoothie, but it’s just about as good for you as spinach, watercress, or kale, and I find that we often have a few leaves left over from a salad. This is a perfect way to use them up, and yes, it IS safe to buy it again 😊.
This smoothie is a delicious green blend that focuses on the flavors of mint and ginger, which are very healing for the gut, as they fight nausea, sooth upset stomachs, and are powerful anti-inflammatories. The lime also adds a touch of acid (that is actually alkaline-forming once consumed!) for a balanced and satisfying taste.
With delicious smoothies like this, getting enough servings of greens is a breeze!
Speaking of which, stay tuned for my blog post on Thursday, where I’ll tell you how to live the 80/20 alkaline principle in practice, including just how many serving of greens you really need. (Hint: more than you think!)
Give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
GREEN MINT DETOX SMOOTHIE
Ingredients [Serves 1 to 2]
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!
1 cucumber, peeled
6-8 leaves romaine (or large bunch spinach)
1 cup coconut water (or filtered water)
1 lime, freshly squeezed
1-inch ginger, fresh
1 bunch fresh mint leaves
Optional: organic liquid stevia or 1 date
Optional: handful of ice
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