Beauty Detox Smoothie Recipe
by Ning Chao
Published Mar 30, 2011
To kick start your metabolism and get brighter eyes, clearer skin, more lustrous hair, as well as a slimmer waistline, begin your day with celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe for breakfast. "My clients see a difference in their skin in a few days," says Kimberly, who works with Drew Barrymore, Olivia Wilde, Owen Wilson, Josh Duhamel, Channing Tatum, and Vince Vaughn. "Because you're blending these greens into a liquid, it's easier to digest and the nutrients are immediately available to energize your body," she explains. While we were chatting with Kimberly, Haylie Duff texted to say that her undereye circles went away after a few days on Kimberly's beauty detox! Amazing.For more beauty detox tips from Kimberly, check out her Q&A with Beautylish.
1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 of large bunch of organic spinach (or 3/4 small bunch)
3 or 4 stalks organic celery
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 organic lemon
OPTIONAL: 1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems okay), 1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)
Add the water and chopped head of romaine and spinach to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, mix until smooth. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple, and pear. Add the cilantro and parsley if you choose. Fresh herbs, like cilantro and parsley, have cleansing properties that help extract heavy metals and other toxins from the body. Add the banana and lemon juice last. This recipe produces about 60 ounces. Kimberly recommends that a woman drink about 16-25 ounces every morning. You can store the rest of the liquid for a day or portion it out and freeze.
Beautylish Tip: If you don't have access to organic produce, regular fruits and vegetables are okay too, says Kimberly, who recommends soaking them with diluted apple cider vinegar to remove the pesticides.
Kimberly Snyder is a Los Angeles-based celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. She began her work after journeying through 50 countries and six continents, learning about health and beauty from many different cultures. With a philosophy rooted in the belief that outer beauty is a reflection of inner health, Kim now works with clients such as Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde, and Drew Barrymore. Get lots of health and beauty tips by following her on Twitter at @kimsbeautydetox.