Day 5 of the Detox is here.
Can I just say I woke up feeling GREAT today? I'm like, high on life, man. Also, my boyfriend gets home in a mere 5 hours so that probably helps the situation. I'm so in love, you guys. So. In. Love. Last night I spent the evening face-masking and putting Olaplex in my hair so that I'm at peak gorgina status today when he comes home. Just like Cher in Clueless I'll even have something in the oven for his arrival (it's a roast and it's going to be bangin' and it's on the Detox Diet).
But you're here for this smoothie recipe, aren'tcha? My ramblings about love don't belong on the le blog today. Alright, I'll give you what you came for. And if you're reading today, as in Friday, January 13th, there is a video of me making the Detox Drink on my Instagram Story....
I've grown to love smoothies over the years after being strictly ANTI-smoothie in my adolescence. One of the original Jamba Juices was in Laguna Beach (my hometown) and I never bought into the extremely sweet, kinda (?) tasty, but full of shit smoothies they were peddling. I don't have a sweet-tooth, plain and simple. Alas, I'm 30 now and I acknowledge that a smoothie is a great way to get some nutrition and good calories into my body quickly and that it does not have to resemble sugar plum fairies in whipped up form. For the purpose of the Detox Diet, a paired-down smoothie is a must as we're saying goodbye to gluten, dairy, sugar (some fruit is ok), and processed foods. I like thinking of it as a "minimalist smoothie" for the minimalist girl in me. So even though it's not full of agave, and yogurt, and other things we're saying "NO" to right now, I swear on my Mother that the Detox Drink is REALLY good, and tastes super clean.
Let's get to the recipe...
The Detox Drink
3/4 cup cold, filtered water
1/2 cup frozen, organic kale leaves
1/2 cup frozen, organic blend of antioxidant berries and seeds (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranate seeds, strawberries)
1 tablespoon chia seeds - protein source
1 tablespoon collagen hydrolysate (kosher) - pure protein and good for bouncy skin
- In a VitaMix or other high speed blender add all the ingredients together and blend for a minimum of one minute.
- Pour into a beautiful glass, because it's important to truly enjoy yourself while drinking your breakfast. Add a straw if you're so inclined.
- Snap a pic and put it on Instagram and tag me @lobosworth and #DetoxDrink so I can see your masterful work.
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