I decided it was time to get a little healthier. My weight has always been fine and I generally feel good but I thought eating a little better could only benefit me. I was not thinking of my skin at all when I started drinking one green smoothie daily but within a week my face started to clear up and every day since then it's been looking and feeling better and better. Soft and smooth and no new breakouts.
As a bonus I've lost some weight too and feel much more energized. After about 3 days I started craving this smoothie. I thought I was eating ok but I think my body was really needing more vitamins and nutrients.
I use a Kitchenaid blender to make this drink, its not anything fancy. To blender jar add:
Half cup of ice
About a cup of cold, filtered water
1 chopped celery stalk
Handful of spinach
A little bit of parsley
A quarter of a medium peeled and chopped cucumber
One small chopped red apple
Quarter of a peeled orange
Quarter of a peeled lemon
Start the blender on "chop" setting to get it going and then move to "purée" until everything is at a smoothie or juice consistency. Add more water if you need to. It will be very green but it honestly doesn't taste bad at all. The apple really helps sweeten it. You can also add a bit of canned pineapple or frozen pineapple chunks if you really want it to be sweet. Leave out the ice if you use frozen pineapple chunks.
Drink it immediately. It's better if its very cold and use a straw. I find that I drink it faster with a straw.
Good luck to you, this really helped me and I hope it helps you too.
Edited by MaggieV, 01 March 2013 - 01:01 AM.