ALLURE MEDICAL - all•u Magazine all·u Magazine Spring 2018 - Page 20

GREEN HEAVEN SMOOTHIE Serves 1 Get your greens in this deliciously thick and highly nutritious smoothie. This is especially good for you first thing in the morning or after a workout, as it is alkalizing for the body and serves as a hearty meal. Ingesting alkaline foods regularly, such as leafy greens, helps our body to fight disease. Feel free to use any combination of greens you like. 1 ripe banana, frozen 2 handfuls of spinach, kale, or romaine 1¼ cups almond milk ¼ avocado 1 tablespoon raw almond butter 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2 dates, pitted Handful of ice Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth and creamy. If your smoothie is too thick, add a dash more almond milk. Top with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. - 2 - SMOOTHIES RECIPES WITH MELISSA COSTELLO 20 SPRING 2018