Spring has finally popped up on the calendar, and it’s time to think about Spring “cleaning” a few pounds of that “Winter weight”, or perhaps just rejuvenating a healthy glow.  The following recipe is a delicious embellishment of Dr. Ann Wigmore’s “Energy Soup”, which has been used as a nutrient-rich, detoxifying agent since the 60’s.  This easily digested “salad-in-a-blender” is filled with fiber, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phyto-chemicals, essential fatty acids and protein. The leafy greens provide your cells with a blast of chlorophyll, oxygen, and are a great source of bio-available calcium.

All you need is a blender with “ice-crush” capacity to enjoy a large batch as a satisfying day-long “fast”.

Basic Low-glycemic Smoothie Recipe: A COMPLETE Meal in a blender:

 Everything can be washed/ chopped/ stored ahead of time:  Buy organic!

From “Green Recipes for Health & Weight Loss”

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Blend all “hard” vegetable ingredients first (with filtered water halfway up the combination):

1 rib celery, chopped, & handful of parsley in bottom of blender

1 small carrot

1/2 golden beet (also include stems)

1-2 radishes or chunk of daikon

1 whole lemon (peeled if not organic), quartered & seeded

1/2 palmful: pea, lentil, chick pea or mung bean sprouts

1/2 small zucchini or cucumber

1/2 – 1 avocado

1 red bell pepper &/or 1-2 tomatoes

Seaweeds: 1-2 T. dulse or kelp (for trace minerals)

1-2 T. flax or chia seeds

Optional: a few slices of raw jalapeno & fresh garlic

Blend well, adding more water if necessary.

* Next add a mixture of around 4-5 Cups leafy GREENS: Alfalfa or broccoli sprouts, spinach, beet greens, bok choy greens, watercress, radish tops, kale, arugula, Swiss chard – Whatever you have on hand. (You may find collard or dandelion a bit bitter, so add extra carrot): Shove one handful at a time down one side of the blender & do not over-blend the greens.

Celtic Sea Salt & Cayenne pepper to taste.

ENJOY! Garnish with seed yogurt & LOVE

  • Experiment in a small bowl: If you like Mexican food, add fresh cilantro; Try ginger & Nama Shoyu or “Braggs Liquid Aminos” for Chinese.
  • Italian: Add 1/8th C. sundried tomatoes & 1 tsp. dried oregano to the “hard” ingredients. Then sprinkle your bowl with freshly chopped basil & a dash of organic, cold-pressed virgin olive oil.

 

* A Quickie-Fix Jiffy blend:

Just make sure you have 1 lemon; 1 tomato; 1/2 small zucchini or cucumber; avocado; & spinach.

Season with celtic & cayenne for “YUM-O on the GO”!

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