The Lean Green Smoothie to Detoxify and Nourish

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Have I told you how much I love the Lean Green Smoothie recipe from our program?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard of the magical powers of green smoothies. Well, maybe not magical, but they sure are a super convenient way to pack in a bunch of raw, green leafy veggies that you probably wouldn’t eat otherwise.

Oh, did I mention they pack a heap of fibre which is essential for gut health and burning abdominal fat. Nice!

I really enjoy my smoothies. Like really, really. Not just green ones, although I find I almost always ends up throwing a handful of baby spinach in there … because well, green stuff is good for you, right?!

Sometimes I’ll have a smoothie for breakfast or lunch, not because I’m in a rush or don’t have any other food in the house. Just because I’m craving something creamy, cool and sweet (ok … it was probably an ice cream craving!).

It was only after I invested in a high-powered blender that I started to really like my green smoothies though. Previously, I was kind of chewing/choking them down because I knew they were good for me. But damn girl, that chunky texture was just not on.

So that’s my personal number one tip for yummy green smoothies – get a high-powered blender. It’s just a must-have when you start chucking veggies and leafy greens in, because let’s face, fibre is great for our bodies, but it doesn’t blend so great.

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Frozen bananas, nut butter, ice cubes, soups (whilst still hot) … nothing is too much trouble for for my blender beast! I had literally broken like 6 blenders (not cheap ones either) before finally buying my Omniblend. Best. Decision. Ever.

Anyway, I digress. Back to my favourite recipe, the Lean Green Smoothie from the The Whole Food Guide. It’s a core part of the initial detoxification phase along with correct supplementation and a structured meal plan. Everyone seems to get addicted to their Lean Green Smoothies when they do the detox as well!

I try to have a green smoothie every second day, if not daily. I love throwing in extra nutrient powders like camu camu (immune support), hydrolysed collagen (skin glow please!) or even ashwagandha (also called Withania Somnifera) if I’m feeling a little stressed.

Try adding one of these Lean Green Smoothies into your daily routine and comment below to tell me how you feel!