Kim Snyder, celebrity nutritionist for Drew Barrymore and Channing Tatum and author of The Beauty Detox Solution, starts off her day the same way as her clients, with a “Glowing Green Smoothie” made with all organic lettuce, celery, spinach, apples, pears, bananas and lemon.
“It’s pure fuel that gives you the energy you need to go shooting into your day, supplying your body with essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and fiber,” says Snyder. “Because it’s blended, it efficiently nourishes your body while taking very little energy for digestion. One 16- to 20-ounce serving contains more leafy green vegetables that most people get in a week…or a month. It’s made up of about 70% green vegetables and 30% fruit, so it’s as delicious as it is energizing and beautifying.”
Here’s Snyder’s recipe:
1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3-4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems okay)
1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)
Directions: Add water and chopped head of romaine to blender. Blend at a low speed until smooth. Add celery, apple and pear and blend at high speed. Add cilantro and parsley. Finish with banana and lemon juice.