25.2.2016 | 02:15
Sometimes, circumstances lead to unexpected results.
I wasn’t planning on designing a detox-oriented smoothie recipe right now.
Then, as so often happens, life intervenes.
Diane’s body was in need of a little assistance to get rid of some stuff it neither wanted nor needed. So, after consulting with Professor Google, I put together a smoothie recipe to help her body do a little detoxifying.
Ingredients like cilantro and chlorella. Sure, parsley would work too, but she and I both prefer the taste of cilantro in our smoothies. Don’t get me wrong, parsley makes a fine garnish.
The first decision was which berries to use. We started with cherries, then tried blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and I think even mixed berries. Diane’s liked them all, but I admit, I’m partial to the strawberry combination.
I’ve put cherries down in the official recipe, but the beauty of it is that you can use whichever berry combo you like.
We’ve been doing collagen protein powder, but whey, rice, pea or any other would work equally well. We’ve also been using a mint-flavored greens powder, which adds a nice element to the mixture.
Plus a few herbs to add to the mix – these can be adjusted to personal preference.
And, since it was designed for Diane, she got her name on the recipe.
Diane’s Detox Smoothie
(makes 2 servings)
8-16 oz. water or plant milk of choice (to desired consistency)
1 package of frozen cherries (2 servings)
2 servings unflavored protein powder (or vanilla)
2 servings fiber powder (optional)
2 servings greens powder (optional)
1 tsp of dandelion root or burdock root powder
1 tsp of licorice root powder (or fennel, if unable to tolerate licorice)
2 tsp chlorella (but start with 1 tsp if you haven’t used it before or in a while)
1 tsp slippery elm root powder
1 tsp rhodiola powder
1 tsp ashwagandha powder
A good handful of fresh cilantro – to taste
Stevia to taste (optional)
1-2 cups additional leafy greens or microgreens (pea shoots work wonderfully)
Add all ingredients to high-speed blender. Set to high speed and blend until well mixed. Pour and enjoy.