-2 apples, cored (I peel them, not sure if that is necessary though)
-2 ripe pears, cored (again, I peel them too)
-1-2 cups of water (preferably filtered)
-2 lemons, juiced
-1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled & sliced
-5 kale leaves, rinsed & torn
-1/2 - 1 cup of baby spinach
-chopped or shredded cabbage
- Blend apple, pear, water, and lemon until smooth and creamy.
- Add ginger, kale, baby spinach, and cabbage and blend until smooth.
- Add water for a thinner consistency. Add an extra pear or apple if it isn't sweet enough for you.
Tips & Modifications:
*I've never used kale for this recipe because I've yet to find organic kale at a local grocery store.
*Since the smoothie is room temperature, you might want to add some ice cubes or a few frozen berries to make it cool like a smoothie should be!
*Don't skip the ginger- it aids your body in easily digesting this raw smoothie.
I know this might not sound like the most delicious smoothie, but I assure you it is quite tasty. A necessity for the cold & flu season or for an every day energy boost. The greens offer powerful phytochemicals, the cabbage is a potent food that affects many pathways in the body, ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and the lemon is rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids.