The 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge — Day 1 – 5 Smoothies

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We are on Day 2 of the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Here’s the menu for Days 1-5. We would love to hear how you are doing with this. Please post pics and comments below.

Day 1: Green Dream Pineapple Smoothie

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups green leaf lettuce
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: Green leaf lettuce is a wonderful green that is often underrated or overlooked. It is easier on the digestive system than some of the other heartier greens like kale which means it is a great green for anyone who has weak digestion or other digestive issues.

It is high in water which means that it will be hydrating for your cells. Green leaf lettuce is also very alkaline-forming for the body, which means it can help reduce acidity that can lead to disease.

Day 2: Berry Blast Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ field cucumber
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 cup almond milk

Tips and Tricks: Cucumber is one of our favorite green foods here at Young and Raw. Cucumbers are approximately 95% water by weight, making them one of the most hydrating foods you can eat.

Getting some of your daily hydration from your food means that you will be consuming some of the freshest water on the planet, because it has been filtered by the plant! It is not recommended that you get all your hydration through food, drinking fresh water is still important, but getting some hydration from your food is awesome!

Day 3: Banana Soother Smoothie

  • 2 fresh or frozen bananas
  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: Bananas are your new go to foods whenever you or someone you love is having tummy troubles. Bananas are super soothing for the digestive system and can help to eliminate cramping, nausea and other digestive complaints.

This smoothie packs a double digestion helping punch with the combination of bananas and ginger. Ginger is a carminative herb meaning that it works to cleanse and heal the digestive tract.

Day 4: Mango Mint Digestion Booster Smoothie

2 cups fresh or frozen mango
3 celery ribs
7 leaves fresh mint
1-inch piece ginger root
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: Mangoes contain proteolytic enzymes that will aid your body in digesting proteins. This means that mangoes will actually give your digestive powers a boost! Both mint and ginger have an affinity for soothing as well as aiding the digestive system. This means that you are getting three digestion boosting superstars all in this one smoothie!

Day 5: Banana Berry Energy Smoothie

1 fresh or frozen banana
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup green leaf lettuce
½ field cucumber
¼ cup cilantro
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: The human body runs on glucose, that is to say that your cells rely on sugar for energy. It is common to think that the body can use fat as energy, but this is only half true. The body has to convert fat into glucose before it can actually utilize the energy that it contains. That is why having a smoothie with easy to digest carbohydrates like those found in this smoothie will provide you with a quick boost of energy. Because this smoothie is also full of fiber, the release of sugars into your bloodstream will be slowed meaning you won’t have a sugar crash from this smoothie, but rather will experience some great sustained energy.

Here’s to your health!

Stephanie Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional

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