Without fail, if we are home, E V E R Y morning is started with one of these bad boys in our house.
It's hard for me to believe but this is a habit we got into nearly FIVE years ago. I was pissed about it, still am, so healthy so early in the morning. The only reason I was pissed is because it wasn't my idea. Say what?! I know, this health nugget was my husband's brainchild. I've mentioned before that he has become an avid podcast listener (long hours in the car ) and a particular one of his favorites featured a similar recipe.
I suppose the rest is history. Before coffee and before we are technically awake by 6:30 every morning we start our day with a goblet full of green veggie goodness. I promise you that even if you blow your nutrition the rest of the day, knowing you started this way is such a game changer.
Here's how we make it... and remember we make a huge batch enough for two giant sized portions so adjust if necessary.
- 4ish large Kale leaves without stems (we use Lacinato)
- 2 inches fresh peeled Ginger Root
- 4 stalks Celery
- 1 English Cucumber
- 1 Green Pear or Apple
- Juice from one whole Lemon
- 10oz Water or Coconut Water
- 5ish Ice Cubes
Throw everything into a high-powered blender (we use a VitaMix) and let it go to town. Make sure it is fully blended/pureed it helps with texture and drinkability! Enjoy!
And there you go! Health in a glass. It's also important for me to make clear that I don't actually love the way this tastes but just knowing how good it is for me is enough to get it down. Let me know if you give it a shot. Cheers!