One of the things from the cleanse that's definitely going to stick with me for life, is the green smoothie. I was so resistant to this idea--even though friends told me you could add quite a bit of green veggies like spinach or kale to a smoothie without tasting it, I thought for sure the idea would put me off my smoothie. My first green smoothie probably had two leaves of lettuce in it. Now I'm totally sold and I don't even care if the color is bright green, I will drink it.
For today, though, I'm going to show you how to make a smoothie that's pink and tastes like strawberries. This is not a recipe from the Conscious Cleanse book, but it follows the pattern I learned from following their recipes for over a week.
Here you can see my solid ingredients, all tossed into the blender. I have a banana on the bottom, about a cup of spinach leaves in the middle, packed down by just over a cup of fresh strawberries.
To this, I'm going to add 2 cups of liquid. A lot of the Conscious Cleanse recipes just call for water, but when I tried that it tasted like something was missing. I've been using coconut milk from a carton (it's much thinner than the stuff from a can--I have two types in the photo just to show you) but you could use juice or any milk, dairy or non-dairy.
This post is linked to Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads.