Enjoy a Sweet Green Smoothie

By Alexandra Williams, MA
Mar 27, 2014

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

Alexandra Williams has taught fitness for 17 years and has a master’s degree in agency counseling, with an emphasis on marriage and family. Her professional training has forced her to scrutinize her own value system, especially as she attempts to raise ethical children. The author wishes to thank Jack Raglin and Jim Gavin for their helpful insights and suggestions.

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