Hey there, Jules here! If you know the Conscious Cleanse, you know how much we LOVE green smoothies – and today’s recipe is a perfect example of why we love them so much.
I had my first green smoothie about 12 years ago. It was similar to the Green Goddess Smoothie (in The Conscious Cleanse 2nd Edition page 230). When I learned more about how inflammatory common allergens can be, I tweaked the recipe to be dairy-free (it had yogurt in it) and eliminated the soy protein powder. It was a total game changer for me!
These days, I typically will start my day with a low sugar green juice like this Fresh Start Green Juice OR I make this Energy Boosting Green Smoothie. It includes all the goodness of green juice, but it’s more filling because of all the fiber. I’ve been loving golden flax seeds as my boost lately too. They are great for healthy elimination (bye bye constipation), glowing skin, and balanced hormones. Flax seeds are also anti-inflammatory, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, and an amazing plant-based protein.
Give this a whirl in your blender and let me know what you think!
With love and green goodness,
Jules’ Energy Boosting Green Smoothie
Yield 32 oz
- 1 ½ cups filtered water
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- ½ bunch cilantro
- ½ bunch parsley
- ½ cup sprouts (any variety)
- ½ cucumber (skin on)
- 1-2” knob of fresh ginger
- Juice ½ lemon
- 1 frozen banana (or ripe pear for low sugar option)
- 2 TB. flaxseeds
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.