Spring makes one think of the color green as plants and produce awaken from their winter slumber. It’s a time to lighten up on both flavors and textures — but not on nutrition. This time of year it’s great to think about eating lots of cleansing foods that still satisfy and satiate.
Start every morning with a great fresh green smoothie. It’s important to get lots of nutrients into your system first thing in the morning. Liquids are easy on the digestive system, and when you can get your first does of green before 8 am, you can’t lose!
Expert tip? Leave the skin on the cucumber to get the extra nutrients, but you may want to ease into this raw food lifestyle by peeling it. I also prefer to use a frozen banana so that there’s a bit of chill to the drink. Enjoy!