It is officially spring, and this year I am all about cleansing everything – my wardrobe, my home, and my body. I love coming up with my own smoothie concoctions and decided that it was the perfect time for a spring cleanse smoothie! Every year when warm weather comes around I start to crave cucumbers. I put them in my water all summer long and it is the most refreshing drink! Cucumbers are known for being one of the most healthy things you can put in your body – they are incredibly hydrating, great for your skin and hair, and packed with vitamins. I liked the sound of combining cucumbers with pear, one of my personal favorite fruits. Pears are high in fiber and also contain a wealth of nutrients, plus their juicy sweetness acts as a natural sweetener for this smoothie. The final ingredient? Kale, of course! We all know how good kale is for you, but sometimes you just don’t want to eat it. Throw some in this smoothie and you won’t even taste it! Read on for a delicious spring cleanse smoothie recipe, and if you have a smoothie recipe of your own please share in the comments!
Spring Cleanse Smoothie with Cucumber, Pear and Kale
Makes 1 smoothie
1 pear, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1 cup kale
1/2 cup water
Sprig of mint to garnish (optional)
Slice up the pear and cucumber, and add all ingredients to a blender.
Blend until smooth, pour into a glass and serve!
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of cucumber :).
I had this for lunch today and it was delicious and filling – and my body is thanking me for it!
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Photos by Julia.