Thanksgiving Morning Juice or Smoothie Recipe

Start your day off on Thanksgiving with an amazing juice to make your body happy! It will thank you for sure.

On this day where we tend to stuff ourselves with too much of everything, why not start your day off with something to help your body.  The ingredients in this juice or smoothie recipe is filled with antioxidents (fight off anything someone walks in the door with), tons of vitamins and minerals, protein, anti-cancer fighting ability, anti-bacterial and reduce inflammation.  Do you need more convincing.  OK, this glass of juice is very low calorie which I’m guessing is a good thing today.

Ingredients:

8-10 kale leaves, de-stemmed and chopped

handful parsley leaves

1 small to medium zucchini, chopped

1 orange, peeled and chopped

1/14 – 1/2 inch piece ginger, peeled

1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)

Directions:

Place ingredients into your juicer one at a time and juice.  Stir, pour into a glass and drink!

If you would rather have a smoothie place everything into a high powered blender like a Vitamix, add in a little water and a few ice cubes.  Start slow and then move it up to high.  If it’s not blending you may need a little more water.  Choose the consistency you like.

If you want this to be sweeter add in an apple.

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Just a reminder to join me on Facebook tonight along with Shirley Braden (gluten free easily) and Ellen Allard (Gluten-Free Diva) to Talk Turkey, Gluten Free Style.

2 Responses to Thanksgiving Morning Juice or Smoothie Recipe

  1. Alta November 20, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I have never thought to juice zucchini! Or pomegranate, for that matter. Love the combo. I actually am fully intending on having a juice Thanksgiving morning to fuel me for my day! Mine will be kale, lemon, tangerine, celery, cucumber, and parsley. Nom nom. Great tip, Diane. :)

    • Diane Eblin November 20, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Great combo Alta!

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