Enjoy a Sweet Green Smoothie

This juice recipe is terrific for mornings when you feel sluggish. Very smooth and slightly sweet, it also makes a great afternoon snack if you have a sugar craving.

Rinse the greens; chop the cucumber and pear in halves; and peel the lemon.

If you have a Vitamix® or similar high-power blender, toss in all the ingredients and purée them. You’ll get a lovely, frothy, delicious juice with a beautiful bright-green hue. Add a few ice cubes if you wish.

Otherwise, run ingredients through a juicer. Put the kale and dandelion greens in first, followed directly by the cucumber or pear, which yield a high liquid and will help press the leafy greens through. Finish by adding the lemon. Stir and enjoy!



Ingredients
3 celery stalks
1 cucumber
1 organic green Anjou pear
3 large kale leaves
big handful of dandelion greens (approximately 6–8 stalks chopped in half)
1/2 lemon

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Alexandra Williams, MA

IDEA Author/Presenter
Alexandra Williams, MA, is a contributing editor for IDEA Fitness Journal and co-owner of the Fun & ... more less
April 2014

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