The Green Smoothie

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 5 servings
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1 cup filtered or mineral water

1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs

1 handful chopped romaine

1 handful baby spinach

1 handful watercress

1 mini cucumber or 1/2 large cucumber, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 green apple, halved

1 banana, halved

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Great additions and substitutions: Mint, agave, lime, ginger, kale, spirulina, ground flax seeds, avocado, jalapeno and pineapple


Special equipment:
a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix
  1. Combine the water, parsley, romaine, spinach, watercress, cucumber, apple, banana and lemon juice in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Drink immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 24 hours.