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Sweet Greens Smoothie

by Alexandra Williams, MA on Mar 28, 2013

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

© 2013 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

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

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