Wake Up Green Smoothie


by Emily Welsh

This is my favorite green juice smoothie recipe to make for breakfast. It’s bright green and looks as healthy as it is! The ginger and spinach add a great kick to start the day.

Medical News Today tells us that ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form or as juice.

Additionally, Body and Soul has the healthy spinach details that this green is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.

And, we know all about the benefits of lemon from Judy’s Lemon Love blog post.

What’s your go-to smoothie or juice recipe?

Wake Up Green Smoothie Recipe

1 green apple, cored and chopped
½ cucumber peeled and chopped
½ lemon juice
1 inch piece peeled ginger
handful spinach
handful of ice
½ cup water (more or less depending on how you like your smoothie)

Combine all ingredients in a blender such as Vitamix and enjoy!

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