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Sweet Greens Smoothie

by: Alexandra Williams, MA

Food for Thought

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!

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

IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 10, Issue 4

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About the Author

Alexandra Williams, MA

Alexandra Williams, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Alexandra Williams, MA, is a contributing editor for IDEA Fitness Journal and co-owner of the Fun & Fit blog, column and radio show with her twin sister. Certified since 1986, Alexandra currently tea...

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  • Curtis Selby

    Great energy booster without the up & down effect of caffeine.
    Commented Apr 10, 2014
  • Curtis Selby

    Great energy booster without the up & down effect of caffeine.
    Commented Apr 10, 2014
  • Jeanette Soloma Hale

    Great to help with inflammation or welling in the fingers too!
    Commented Feb 28, 2014