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Green Holiday Detox Smoothie

Look, Raylene, I'm using one of the backdrops you gave me!

I don’t know about you, but I feel pretty bloated around the holidays. Although I love, love, love indulging in all the tasty delights, I know my body needs a break in between all the feasting.

To keep in the holiday spirit, I decided to include cranberries in this green smoothie. Cranberries have a ton of health benefits and outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable when it comes to antioxidants. Only blueberries beat out the almighty cranberry. I figure if I drink enough of this smoothie it’ll cancel out all the fat and calories I consume between November and December. Yes, I think so. Someone once told me if you believe it, then it’s true. But I think this someone was trying to explain why my failing students are surprised when they see their grades. Hah!

Green Holiday Detox Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries that you forgot you had in the freezer
  • 1/2 cup apple juice (or any other flavor you have on hand)
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth.

Layering.

Layering.

I like to freeze my own fruit. I'm afraid of all the worms and maggots and rodent hairs the USDA allows in frozen food products.

I like to freeze my own fruit. I’m afraid of all the worms and maggots and rodent hairs the USDA allows in frozen food products.

Festive red and green.

Festive red and green.

I like the layer of light pink on the bottom as separation occurs.

I like the layer of light pink on the bottom as separation occurs.

Look, Raylene, I'm using one of the backdrops you gave me!

Look, Raylene, I’m using one of the backdrops you gave me!

20 Comments

  1. Rayray says

    Yay! Love it– the recipe, the backdrop, everything. Very crisp and bright…perfect for the holidays.

  2. Hi Patty,

    Detoxing during the holidays is a great idea! After Thanksgiving I used up some of my cranberries and added them to a green juice I made. It was the first time I had juiced fresh cranberries. I loved it! Will definitely have to juice some more in the next few days and weeks so thank you for sharing your recipe for this delicious looking detox smoothie!

    • Hi Martine! Yes, green juices and smoothies are a must between Thanksgiving and Christmas! You should also try fresh pineapple. That’s one of my staple smoothie ingredients. I love it! :)

  3. I love this!! I do a lot of smoothies in the morning – and this one comes with so many good ingredients! I just feel healthy by reading about this!! I unfortunately don’t have my blender with me now on vacation and miss my smoothies, but when I am back, I must try this! ;-)

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    • You should! I had one for lunch nearly every day of work last year! I took a break over summer but have been slowly getting back into the groove of things. :D

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