green smoothie

Ever since I got a Vitamix, (or should I say, my parents got…?) I make as many juices as I can. When I’m on a juice binge, I noticed a major difference in my complexion; my skin glows.

Now that I no longer live at home, I, unfortunately, don’t have access to my…ehem, I mean my parent’s Vitamix, but whenever I come home, you bet I’m making a juice (sorry mom)! If you start your day with a green smoothie, you will feel absolutely amazing, and they are filling enough to get you to lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 5 sticks of celery
  • a handful of kale
  • 1 cucumber (not peeled)
  • a handful of parsley
  • half a handful of dandelion
  • a heaping scoop of peanut butter!

Instructions:

  • wash all of your food
  • add a cup of ice and a cup of water or apple juice to the Vitamix
  • chop up all your different vegetables into a few pieces and toss them into the vitamix. Be sure to add your ingredients little by little.
  • if it’s too thick add more juice or water.
  • mix until completely blended
  • don’t forget your spoonful of peanut butter!
  • Have a juicy day!

Benefits:

  • Celery contains vitamins A,C and E, is loaded with antioxidants, and helps your skin stay hydrated
  • Kale is an anti-inflammatory, a good source of fiber, and contains vitamin C
  • The fiber in Cucumbers will help eliminate toxins from the body, they’re also high in antioxidants
  • parsley stimulates the production of collagen, aids in cell turnover, which will help your pores from getting clogged, and contains vitamin A which will help the skin heal
  • dandelions are packed with antioxidants and help detoxify your body

After starting your day with this drink, I promise you, you will have a great, natural energy. It also feels good knowing you started your day off great!

Start your day off right!

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.”

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Welcome to StyleCraze – World’s Largest Beauty Community.” STYLECRAZE. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2015.

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