Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder got me hooked on the green smoothie! (courtesy kimberlysnyder.net)

Want to do a little detoxing without doing a full-on cleanse? Try this smoothie from Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist to the stars, author of The Beauty Detox Solution, and all-around detox queen.

In essence, all you do is combine:
  • Greens of your choice: kale, spinach, a little watercress, anything you have around. Blend that up with a little water til smooth.
  • Apple cut up into chunks (I recommend organic since apples are one of the most heavily pesticide ridden produce out there-and if you want to detox, silly to take in more pesticides, right?) My favorite is green apple.
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice (this makes the whole thing zingy and delish–just squeeze half a lemon, more if you want)
  • Blend til smooth!
And that, my friend, is it. You can experiment with whatever you like: carrots, ginger, cucumber, romaine, etc. You can also add a squeeze of honey or agave nectar if you like. A pinch of cayenne pepper can give it some kick.
Again, this is just a suggestion. You can’t go wrong–especially if you make it part of your daily regimen.
Why is this detoxifying?
What I learned from about.com’s alternative health expert and nutrition expert Cathy Wong, N.D., is that while we think of detox as what we take out of our diet (namely excess junk, sugar, additives, and so on), it’s also about what we put in. And when you feed your body fresh, healthy produce, you’re helping your body do its job in eliminating the things it doesn’t need. For more, check out her book, The Inside Out Diet.
(I promise to show you more step-by-step instructions when my much-anticipated Vitamix blender comes in! I ordered it a few weeks ago and am currently waiting by the door for it.) 
2 replies
  1. Dr. Susan Biali, M.D.
    Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. says:

    This is great, just what the doctor ordered! My sister and I were talking about green smoothies last weekend, she said she felt so amazing when she used to drink them (she’d do spinach and berries). I had always thought I needed a legendary Vitamix (I am envious of yours!) but she assured me it could be done in a regular blender. I’m about to head out to the grocery store and have made my green smoothie shopping list! Thanks for this : )

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  2. julia
    julia says:

    “Gaining just 11 to 16 pounds doubles the risk of type-2
    diabetes, while gaining 17 to 24 pounds triples the risk.”
    A daunting but truthful piece of information from Mark
    Hyman, M.D.’s latest book, The Blood Sugar Solution.
    http://amzn.to/wDFYTE

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