One day early May I walked into Neal’s Yard Remedies flagship store in Covent Garden and picked up a detox smoothie recipe printed on a card. I was detoxing at the time so it was a timely find. I stick to the core ingredients listed below but I also experiment depending on mood of the day. I’ve been having this smoothie every single morning for the last 3 months and makes me feel amazing.
Green & clean smoothie
by Tipper Lewis, Naturopathic Herbalist at Neal’s Yard Remedies
Ingredients (serves 2)
- Organic Greens Complex – 2 tsp*
- Organic Virgin Coconut oil – 1 tsp
- Chia seeds – 4 tsp A great source of omega 3 and fibre
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Supports healthy liver, reduces inflammation
- Avocado – 1
- Fresh spinach or Kale – 1 large handful
- Fresh parsley – 3 sprigs (minus stalks)
- Cucumber – quarter
- Lemon juice – generous squeeze
- Apple juice or water – 400ml
- Dandelion & Burdock Formula – 4ml (optional) Supports the body’s natural purification process
* Organic Greens Complex is a Neal’s Yard product. I have a couple of other products I use instead to mix it up a bit. These are: Organic Wheat Grass from New Zealand and Hemp Powder. The organic Greens Complex has a lot of spirulina and chlorella which is why I tend to use most days.
A note on liquids:
Apple juice: I don’t like my smoothies too sweet and once experimented with 400ml of apple juice and didn’t like it. I always put 200ml organic apple juice (I buy Organic Chegworth Valley cox apple juice from Borough Market) and 200ml filtered water. My mum who got hooked on it prefers to blend fresh apple with water. I do add the occasional fruit too: a handful of grapes or a few strawberries.
Instead of using the optional Dandelion & Burdock formula which contains alcohol (you can purchase from Neal’s Yard) I use 200ml tea I brewed from the night before. So apple juice and detox tea instead of apple juice and water.
Detox tea herbs & roots
- Burdock Root
- Dandelion Root
- Red Clover
Check out also my detox story: https://steller.co/s/5tVn26v9e6e