In honor of the new year, I'm posting this alkaline spicy wake up green smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app and book. This tasty gazpacho-style blend serves up your daily quota of veggies. I drink this healthy veggie-packed blend almost every week. It's a fantastic meal replacement for energy, detox, and inflammation, and hangovers. Yep, that cayenne will wake you up and get you going!
I like this blend a bit more salty than I've specified. But the quantities I've specified strike a good balance for most people. You could also add more cayenne pepper. Start with a pinch and add more to taste.
Happy New Year! May 2012 be filled with love, joy, peace, good health, nourishment, and anything else your heart desires.
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*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.
*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.