I’ve been traveling, what feels like all summer long and all I want right now is vegetables and this smoothie. and… maybe a small bite of something sweet. . .
When I’m not traveling, I drink this at least 4-5x a week, either for breakfast, post workout or late afternoon pick me up. I love it. With all the limes and ice cubes, it’s incredibly refreshing and you’d never even know it wasn’t sweetened with fruit.
Are you familiar with the pH Miracle? It’s all about balancing the alkaline levels in the body be, which can be done through diet, supplements and alkaline water – higher pH. For instance, when the body is more acidic, it can be more susceptible to diseases or illnesses. In the past [when I was sick], I incorporated this diet into my daily lifestyle. If you’re interested, I can share more of my recipes which fit within this alkaline “diet”. Yes? No? Maybe so. . .
Look at all that green!
Don’t be scared. Really.
Healthy Green “Limeade” Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 english cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- 3-4 limes, peeled (adjust to desired amount)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- liquid stevia to taste [or honey, agave, or sweetener of choice]
- 6-8 ice cubes
In blender, add cucumber, avocado, spinach, lime [all three, but peeled], cinnamon, stevia, ice and blend on high until smooth.
If it’s too think, I’ll add about 1/2 cup of cold water.
Once it’s all blended, pour into a large glass and enjoy!
Sometimes I just feel cooler when I drink out of my “roadie” cup and with a straw.
Images: Photographed by Lisa Thiele | With Style and Grace
August 8 2011