After yesterday’s PB&J “dessert smoothie,” I figured it was time for something a little fresh. This smoothie contains a lot of cilantro, so if you’re a member of the “I hate cilantro club,” find your smoothie recipe of the day elsewhere. :)
I, for one, am obsessed with cilantro. I would date cilantro if it were a man. If you feel the same, well, there’s enough cilantro to go around and I promise I won’t get all psycho jealous if I see you together.
Cilantro is super detoxing, especially for getting rid of heavy metals like mercury and lead, which can accumulate in the body due to exposure in the environment and diet. It’s pretty flipping radical.
I combined the cilantro with hydrating cucumber, anti-inflammatory ginger, detoxing lemon and a pear for sweetness. A winning combo!
Super Cilantro Detox Smoothie (serves 2)
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 cucumber
- 1 pear
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup pure water
You can sub a green apple for the pear if you want.
Blend everything up in your Vitamix and drink! If you want to put a little bit of healthy fat in there for some texture and depth, add a teaspoon of coconut oil.
I love how refreshing and healthy this smoothie tastes. Let me know if you try it!
If you want more cilantro, check out this cilantro garlic sauce (also made in my Vitamix).
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