The Good Karma Diet by Victoria Moran shows readers how favoring foods that are karmically good for you, will also help you. This healthy smoothie is great for breakfast or a pick-me-up snack.
Ingredients, Makes 1 to 2 servings
1 large celery stalk, chopped
1 frozen banana, or 1/2 cup other frozen fruit (peaches, pineapple, berries, etc.)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 to 1 1/2 cups water
About 1 cup kale, spinach, or romaine lettuce, tightly
For a greener smoothie: 1 to 2 teaspoons spirulena or barley grass powder, and/or a handful of fresh cilantro or parsley
For a sweeter smoothie: 1 teaspoon maple syrup or 3-4 drops stevia
For a heftier smoothie: 1/2 small avocado, and/or 1 scoop vegan protein powder
For a spicy smoothie: 1/2-inch knob of fresh ginger, or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For a super-duper smoothie: 1 to 2 teaspoons maca powder and/or ground flaxseeds
1. In a blender, blend celery, banana (or other fruit), lemon juice, greens, water, and any optional ingredients, until liquefied.
2. Add greens of your choice and blend until completely liquified. Taste and adjust if necessary. (Go easy on the greens at first. The time will come when you’ll fill the blender with them.)
3. Serve immediately.
Excerpted from THE GOOD KARMA DIET: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion by Victoria Moran, with the permission of Tarcher/Penguin, a division of Penguin Random House. Copyright © 2015.
Recipe by Doris Fin, CCHP, AADP