See, I told you I’m eating healthier.
Except on Valentines Day. I pretty much ate my way through Valentines Day (it landed on a cheat day). My boyfriend looked on with a mixture of pride and disgust.
However, a green smoothie is one of the best things ever to detox from Valentines Day AND Mardi Gras which is coming up on Tuesday (February 21st) AND anything else you do on your Saturday night that you try to hush up.
Seeing as they pack a ton of veggies into one impressive drink, green smoothies are crazy good for you. And since they’re so fabulous, there are about a bazillion recipes out there for green smoothies and they’re all wonderful. It’s just really about tuning in on what you want in yours. The one below is packed with all of my favorite things, including a green tea base which puts a nice pep in my step. Yeah, I said it.
Another thing y’all should know about the green smoothie, is even though it looks mildly disgusting, the flavor of the pear overpowers everything else. I promise.
You will need a pear, some spinach, a cucumber, celery and a couple bags of your favorite green tea.
Boil water and steep your tea bags for about 5 minutes. Remove the bags and then set in the refrigerator to chill.
And chop yer veggies and pear.
Wash and pull out your spinach leaves.
And you’re good to go! Pack it all in your blender.
Pour in your green tea…
And blend!! And can I just say- I know this is total product placement (it would be awesome if someone was paying me to say this, but no one’s noticed me to the point of selling out yet) but this blender made my day. It’s a total rockstar.
I think this is the second picture on this blog that shows a shot of green stuff in a blender. I’ll make it a thing.
ANYWAY! There you have it. Suuuuuper simple. After all, after a hard night of eating/partying, we couldn’t have anything TOO difficult to save you the morning after.
Photo Credit Kat Martin
Two bags of green tea, steeped in boiling water and chilled
A couple celery sticks, chopped
Half a cucumber, chopped
A handful of spinach leaves
A pear, chopped
Add all to a blender and whirl away. You can either strain your smoothie to make more of a juice, or enjoy the pulp in all its glory.