My Morning Green Smoothie


This isn’t your average green smoothie, people. Because I’m one of those lucky girls that doesn’t methylate perfectly thanks to my genetics, I need an extra boost of B vitamins, folate, amino acids and antioxidants every single day to stay healthy. Since we all know that eating your vitamins is the best way to absorb them, I make an effort to pack my morning smoothie with LOTS of detoxifying greens like cilantro and dandelion. You’ll need a high-powered blender to get a nice smooth consistency. Here’s the full recipe:

Green Detox Breakfast Smoothie

  • half an avocado
  • half of one ripe banana
  • 3 cups washed organic cilantro with the stems
  • 3 or 4 washed dandelion leaves
  • 1 cup washed spinach, tat soi, or another green of your choice (cooked broccoli also works well)
  • 1-3 pitted dates (depending on how sweet you like your smoothie). Or, go without if you’re doing a cleanse or avoiding sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed collagen powder. I’ve been buying this brand for almost 4 years. You’ll notice a distinct difference in the health your hair, nails and skin after about two weeks of using it! 🙂
  • 3 cups of filtered water (add more to thin the smoothie if you prefer)

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy. This recipe yields two 12oz servings. Sometimes I’ll drink the whole portion or I’ll save half in the fridge for an afternoon pick me up.

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