Friday, February 25, 2011
Yup! We've been cleansing again! I have to tell you -- that lemon and water drink in the morning is MUCH better after your workout. So refreshing and almost energizing after you've had a good cardio sweat. I think I'll do it even if I'm not cleansing.
Remember the cleanse? I learned about the versatility of quinoa, the wonders of bananas and toasty, tasty truth about millet. While I wanted to delve into the world of fat-free, sugar-free, fruit-sweetened baking (brownies made with apple sauce, mashed banana, and cocoa powder), I didn't have the time. I did, however, make a few tasty things, including this wonderful detox smoothie. It's got the powerful detox and anti-oxidant power of grapefruit and green tea, some orange to sweeten things up and a few frozen berries to round it all off. It's a refreshing, tangy and detoxifying drink that's sure to kick your body into start mode if you have it in the morning.
While I found the taste very refreshing and tangy, my partner described it as tasting of Buckley's cough medicine.. I suspect that I brewed the green tea a little strong. To make sure your super detox smoothie isn't overpowering and overly intense, brew your tea a little weaker. You'll be fine. Mind you, I still prefer my regular morning smoothies to include a bit of yogurt and soy, but in the spirit of cleansing, this drink does wonders.
Super Detox Smoothie
1 cup of brewed green tea, cooled a bit
1/2 a grapefruit, sectioned
1 orange, sectioned
a handful each of frozen blueberries and raspberries (or whatever you have on hand)
Blend everything up in the blender and enjoy!