Green smoothies are always popular because of their proven nutritional benefits. Green smoothies are also frequently the base for so called “detox” smoothies This green detox smoothie recipe was first featured on ABC’s Good Morning America television program a while back. As a “detox” recipe it works because it contains a lot of water and fiber, both of which are required to efficiently flush the digestive tract.
As first published, this is certainly one of the more healthy of the green detox smoothie recipes. But, we have added even more nutritional value by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed to the mix. Chia is a natural nutritional powerhouse that brings a whole range of nutritional goodness including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids. Also, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it to the mix won’t change the results at all.
In your favorite blender mix:
1 1/2 cup of cold water
1 head of romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped (or any other green leafy veg you like)
3 large stalks of celery
1/3 bunch of cilantro
1/3 bunch of parsley
Juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
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