Author: Lily Mazzarella
1-2 Romaine hearts (or small romaine/butter leaf heads)
2 cups Mache (a delicate, floral green) or baby spinach
1/4 cucumber, peeled, with seeds removed
1/2 bunch cilantro if you’re cilantro averse, replace with basil and mint, which are zesty, aromatic, and mood-elevating
1/2 lime juice of
1 pinch salt
1 cup filtered water
1/2 green apple or kiwi to sweeten it optional
Place all the ingredients in a Vitamix or high speed blender and blend until smooth. Usually this smoothie gets pretty aerated/frothy, so I fill a mason jar to the lid and allow to rest at least 1/2 hour before consuming. I always double this recipe, which gives me 1 jar for tomorrow. I squeeze lime juice over the top of the jar to be consumed next day and store it in the coldest part of the fridge. The lime juice prevents oxidation and keeps it beautifully fresh and green!
If you’re using this instead of green soup mid-day, make sure to add a serving of protein powder to it, or consume with some high-quality lean protein!