Cilantro "Detox" Smoothie

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Cilantro "Detox" Smoothie

Eliminating toxins is a must for overall health, and cilantro – also known as coriander or Chinese parsley – is effective in helping to remove heavy metals and other toxic agents from the body. Cilantro also has anti-inflammatory properties and is a digestive aid. Try to add cilantro into your diet as often as possible!

Here’s a great recipe for a cilantro detox smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of cilantro (aka coriander, Chinese parsley)
  • 1 lemon or lime juice – should make about 1-2 T of juice
  • 1/4 – 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup of purified water (may need more to reach desired consistency)
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Sweetener of choice

Directions:

  1. Wash the cilantro. Discard any spoiled pieces.
  2. Blend all of the ingredients to desired consistency for 60-90 seconds

Note: If your blender cannot blend the cilantro stems smoothly, just leave them out.

Optional variations:

  • Add Kale leaf (with spine removed) to boost nutrition
  • Add a Granny Smith Apple

Recipe courtesy of Maria Hepler, RDN

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