A Detoxing Drink Recipe. So Smooth(ie).
It's filled with nutrients, making it the perfect blend
My personal physician, Dr. Dan Yadegar, is back with a recipe for a super healthy superfood smoothie. It’ll have you feeling alllll sorts of healthy and cleansed. It’s refreshing and packed with vitamins. You’re sure to enjoy it. Now go grab your blender! -NPH
Hi, Wondercader — it’s Dr. Dan Yadegar, Neil’s phabulous physician, back with you today.
If you are anything like me, the end of the year is a time for indulging in rich foods and celebratory drinks. I, for one, have always been a sucker for a slice of pumpkin pie! But when the holidays end and the new year begins, you’re likely to start focusing on becoming a healthier and happier you. Which is what every doctor loves to hear! And I’m here to help.
Sticking to the inside/out approach to wellness laid out by my patient, Neil, for this special issue of Wondercade, I’m sharing a recipe for a delicious, nutritious detox smoothie. [Neil Note: Hey, Doc, you left out the word “favorite” in between “my” and “patient.” Also, see you next month for my checkup.] It’s jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants. I’ll list out the ingredients first (which are all pantry staples), and then break them down one by one, to show you just how healthy this easy-to-make drink actually is. Cheers to your health in 2024.
Everything in this smoothie is incredibly good for you, and will do wonders for your health whether it’s resolution season or any time of year. (Not to mention they’re all incredibly flavorful, too!) Let’s get into the nitty-gritty about what makes these ingredients so perfect for a detox.
Spinach: Rich in vitamins A and K, as well as iron and folate, spinach supports overall health and provides essential nutrients.
Cucumber: Hydrating and low in calories, cucumber adds a refreshing element to the smoothie while contributing vitamins and minerals.
Green apple: Packed with fiber and antioxidants, green apples add natural sweetness without a high sugar content.
Lemon: A great source of vitamin C, lemons help with detoxification and digestion and provide a zesty flavor to the smoothie.
Ginger: Known for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties, ginger adds a hint of spice and supports a healthy gut.
Cilantro (coriander leaves): Cilantro is believed to have heavy metal-detoxifying properties and may help the body eliminate toxins.
Coconut water: Hydrating and rich in electrolytes, coconut water provides a light and tropical base for the smoothie.
Cilantro Green Detox Smoothie
Servings: 1 smoothie
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- ½ cucumber, peeled and sliced
- ½ green apple, cored and chopped
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ½-inch piece of ginger, peeled
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, washed
- 1 cup coconut water or water
- Ice cubes (optional)
Prepare the ingredients: Wash the spinach leaves, cucumber, apple, lemon and cilantro. Peel and chop the cucumber and apple. Peel the ginger. Juice the lemon.
Blend: In a blender, combine the spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon juice, ginger and cilantro.
Add liquid: Pour in the coconut water or water to facilitate blending. Adjust the amount based on your preferred consistency.
Blend until smooth: Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth texture. Add ice cubes if you want a colder smoothie and blend again.
Serve: Pour the Cilantro Green Detox Smoothie into a glass, garnish with a cilantro sprig if desired and enjoy the revitalizing flavors.
Feel free to customize this recipe according to your taste preferences and enjoy the detoxifying benefits of this nutrient-packed green smoothie!
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