Sunday, August 1, 2010


after a week-long vacation, i feel the need to detox... now, my idea of a detox and this lady's idea are very different. unlike gwyneth, i could not subsist on juice all day and one meager salad in the evening. for me, a "detox" means less sauvignon blanc and more water, less frozen yogurt and more vegetables and fruit.

if you follow a healthy eating blog, you're probably already aware of the green monster... a concoction that looks like something skimmed from a swamp. a smoothie that gets its bright green hue from spinach, kale, or another green. i'm a big fan. starting my day with a green drink (or ending a workout with one) makes me feel good... even if i decide to chase it with a wheel of brie.

here's my favorite recipe:

green smoothie

1 cup frozen banana slices
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3-4 cups baby spinach
a splash of vanilla extract
1 cup of ice cubes
(sometimes i add fage yogurt or a little green superfoods powder)

(photo courtesy of katheatsrealfood)

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