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The Daily Green

The Daily Green

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I am dubbing this “Berta’s Daily Detox Smoothie” because it was created by the one and only MOM. She drinks it daily (and now i do too!), and there’s multiple amazing detoxifying fruits and veggies in this baby.

I think this could get confusing because one bag makes 4 smoothies, and I prep 3 bags at a time. The reason I do that is because most everything I buy is easily divided between 3 bags and then nothing goes to waste. For instance, I buy a pack of 6 persian cucumbers from Trader Joe’s and dice 2 per bag. Same goes for the celery. I just divide it between the 3 bags. 

**I have a saved story on my instagram page that goes step by step into how I prep the bags and make the smoothie!

I am giving you the RECIPE BELOW FOR ONE BAG

REMEMBER:
*one bag yields 3-4 smoothies
**I buy all the ingredients and make three bags at a time and store them in the freezer for when I need a new batch
***per bag, you get 4 glass jars full. I store 3 smoothies in the fridge to have the following 3 days. I store them in mason jars and just give it a goos shake before drinking. I know it’s probably better to make it fresh every day, but there’s a balance of health and convenience that must be met.

Again, here is the recipe for 1 bag (I store mine in quart size freezer bags):

  • 1.5 c frozen mango (I just do a big ole’ handful)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 c sliced cucumber
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c parsley
  • 1/2 c cilantro

WHAT YOU ADD WHEN YOU ACTUALLY GO TO BLEND:

  • 2-3 c coconut water 
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 3 large handfuls fresh or frozen spinach
  • water and ice to desired consistency all blended for a solid 1-2 minutes in the ever so powerful @vitamix

A FEW FUN FACTS:
-Cilantro helps the body naturally get rid of heavy metals and other toxins. It’s high in vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and is also a good source of vitamins C and A.
-Also, did you know that cilantro, celery, parsley, and cucumbers are all natural kidney cleansers! -lemons and limes are great at helping detoxify the liver, while also packing a lovely vitamin C boost. they also aid the body is absorbing the nutrients found in the greens.
-spinach is high in zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. in other words, it’s da bomb 💥