Quick & Easy Green Smoothie

Quick & Easy Green Smoothie

If you're feeling a little sluggish after the festive season, drinking a green juice/smoothie first thing in the morning a few times a week can help supercharge and super cleanse your digestive system. And since, as the father of medicine, Hippocrates, notably observed, "All disease begins in the gut", keeping it clean should definitely be a priority.
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 2


  • blender
  • glasses for serving
  • glass jar with a tight-fitting lid for storing any leftovers


  • 1/3 cucumber
  • 4 radishes
  • 1-2 medium apples
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  • 1 handful mixed spinach rocket & watercress
  • 1-2 inches fresh ginger
  • 60 ml organic aloe vera juice
  • Optional metabolism-boosting/cleansing extras:
  • turmeric powder or fresh root
  • chlorella
  • spirulina
  • wheatgrass
  • cayenne powder/tincture
  • fresh lemon and/or lime juice
  • chlorophyll
  • a few fresh mint leaves


  • Roughly chop ingredients and add gradually to blender. Once smooth, pour into glasses and drink. Refrigerate any leftover smoothie for the following day.


Recipe by Elspeth Waters
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