Sweet Greens Smoothie

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

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Alexandra Williams, MA

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Alexandra Williams, MA, is a contributing editor for IDEA Fitness Journal and co-owner of the Fun & ... more less
April 2013

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Article Comments

Jeanette Soloma Hale
On Feb 27, 2014
Great to help with inflammation or welling in the fingers too!
Curtis Selby
On Apr 10, 2014
Great energy booster without the up & down effect of caffeine.
Curtis Selby
On Apr 10, 2014
Great energy booster without the up & down effect of caffeine.

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