Green Power Detox Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 green apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Wash all the fresh produce thoroughly.
  2. Peel and chop the cucumber and core and chop the green apple.
  3. Add the spinach, kale, avocado, green apple, cucumber, chia seeds, lemon juice, and coconut water into a blender.
  4. If using, add the spirulina powder for an extra nutrient boost.
  5. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  6. If you prefer a colder smoothie, add a few ice cubes and blend again until the ice is crushed and well incorporated.
  7. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Health Benefits:

This Green Power Detox Smoothie is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Spinach and kale provide a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber and iron. Avocado adds healthy fats that help keep you satiated, while green apple and cucumber offer hydration and a refreshing taste. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Lemon juice aids in digestion and detoxification. Coconut water replenishes electrolytes, making this smoothie a great choice for post-workout hydration. Spirulina, if included, boosts the smoothie with additional protein, vitamins, and minerals.