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Green Detox Juice and Smoothies

I love smoothies and I love anything green because it is so serene.  My kids love green juices and smoothies too but that was not always the case.  I had to initially coach them and provide positive reinforcement until we reached a point where it became a natural part of their diet.

My twins were sick with messed up digestive tracts which  included diarrhea, constipation with large extended guts.   Although their language was very limited at best, I knew they had receptive language and understood when I would say things like; “this drink will help your tummy feel better and make you feel better and able to talk to me.”    Today they are very typical kids, except for the fact that they are very sophisticated eaters.  Gone are the days of eating 5 things that were all beige in color.  Gone is the constipation and diarrhea.  And I contribute it all to eating better foods.  What are some of those foods?  Lacto-fermented drinks such as kombucha, Grainfield’s drinks, vegetables and good fats like unrefined coconut oil, grass fed beef tallow and Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil.

With that said; here is a great recipe for a Green Juice that detoxes which can also be prepared as a smoothie;

Green Juice; makes 2-4 ounce juice-put the following ingredients in a juicer and press through.    You may add some water if you need to.  If you want to make this in a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. I use a Vita-Mix to blend mine.

Ingredients:  4 organic green apples, 1 handful organic parsley, 1 handful cilantro, 1 cucumber

Liver love!