Here's a great way to boost your intake of vegetables and fruit, especially on hot days when you just want something light and refreshing or on busy days when you don't have as much time to prep and cook. Making this recipe as a smoothie as opposed to a juice ensures that you get all of the fiber as well as the vitamins and chlorophyll from the fruits and veggies. Due to the protein, fiber, and healthy fat in avocado, it's also surprisingly filling and very creamy, so drink up and get ready to feel great!
-1/2 a ripe avocado, cubed
-juice of 1/2 a lemon or 2 tablespoons lemon juice
-1/2 an apple, washed and cut into pieces
-Small amount of sweeter fruit, like a small handful of strawberries or other berries
-2 big handfuls washed dark leafy greens (kale, watercress, or collard greens work best)
-Small handful of washed fresh parsley (optional, great for cleansing!)
Once all ingredients are washed and chopped, combine in a blender with 2 1/4 cups water and blend until completely smooth. Enjoy! This is a great breakfast option when you want something light but substantial and filling, and this recipe makes enough for 2 servings and keeps well in the fridge for hours...so you can have the rest at lunch or dinner!
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